Cody Swartz

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Cody Swartz

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Object Oriented Design and Programming FTW

History of my interest for technology:
I first became interested in computers when my uncle gave me my first machine in elementary school. In middle school I took web design multiple times because it was something I enjoyed and was good at, that wasn't gaming. Later in middle school I taught myself BASIC guided by a book called "Game Programming for Teens." Throughout high school I took every technology class I could get my hands on, but it was not enough; this lead me to start teaching myself more with the help of the internet. I came across a group called Aobot.org they helped get me into C# and working in a group environment on the same project across the web using SVN. I graduated from Sisters High School in 2012, and was awarded the Technology Scholarship Award. I started at COCC originally planning to get an AAS in Computer Science, but was told that if I wanted to get a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science that I should instead obtain a transfer degree. Luckily all the computer classes I took my first year counted towards my transfer degree as electives, which leaves me stuck with mass amounts of labs and general education classes. I may get both degrees depending on how long I am here for, which depends on how much time my girlfriend needs.

Hobbies:
Most of the time I am on the computer researching and learning about new technology and ideas, or making a program or web site. During the winter I have been working up at Hoodoo Ski Recreation for the past several years since I have first been able to work when I turned fourteen. I love to snowboard, snow scoot, ski bike, or ride any other cool toy we have in the rental shop, although I have not yet tried to ski.

Philosophy:
The best way to learn something is to get out there and do it, experience and motivation is essential.
If there is something I do not know or cannot do, I will learn it.

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