My Technology Roadmap

Technology Roadmap
You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It’s logic-based creativity.

John Romero

Hello World

Like most programmers my first line of code involved the words: “Hello World”. It all started with simple HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

I did these entry level classes back in 2006. What I found is a joy in tweaking and perfecting these silly website projects.

Web Apprenticing

I was lucky enough to get some opportunities first as an assistant Junior Designer. Most of what I learned was on the job.

Web technology was rapidly adapting then, and I learned from great mentors. Things like: Bootstrap, Sunshop, Joomla, WordPress, Shopify, etc.

Exploring Game Design

It was around 2009 that I started to take Game Development seriously. I was heavily involved in programs like: 3ds Max, Unreal, ZBrush, Photoshop, etc.

I traveled the country to teach kids the skills I was learning, and started an internship at a game studio called Frozen Codebase.

Going Lead Design

I decided to come back to web work & start to take it seriously. It was around this time I began to learn about SASS, Understrap, WordPress PHP Functions, etc.

Began to study design principles and grow my design work. I radically improved my ability to design, and I started to use: Illustrator and InDesign more regularly.

Enter Video Producer

My lovely wife Emily Herminath has taught me several new skills. Being a professional with video, she taught me color correction, video, & audio editing.

Around 2017 I started to work with the programs: Premiere, Audition, After Effects, etc. Since I’ve enjoyed creating videos & podcasts.

Looking Forward

I am in the process of learning React & React Native for web applications I want to create. I’m creating two simple video games one in Python the other in JavaScript. I’ve also been working on transitioning my 3d & Photoshop skills to Gimp & Blender.

Technology ever advances in every direction, you have to keep learning as you develop.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Emo Philips