Michael Vaganov

California

Creatively driven game programmer who teaches game development.

* Grew up lower middle class family, with hard working and resourceful immigrant parents.

* An artistic loner early in life, introverted and socially awkward till early adulthood.

* Flunked the 8th grade during an existential crisis.

* Recovering game addict (worst with EverQuest, 2001)

* Achieved dream jobs: first as a game programmer, then a college professor shortly after.

* Next dream job: changing the world with a technology startup company.

* Currently a popular full-time college professor.

* http://codegiraffe.com

* Quotes that identify my alignment: http://codegiraffe.com/quotes.txt

  • #gamedevelopment
  • #unity3d
  • #java
  • #teaching
  • Work
    • DeVry University
  • Education
    • BS CIS from DeVry University
    • MPM from Keller Graduate School of Management