I didn’t study Computer Science in college, and to a degree, I’ve always wondered what I missed.
Almost 30 years ago, I learned to program the first computer in our home, the venerable Timex Sinclair ZX81. Ever since then, I have been constantly coding…but I found Physics and Math to be more interesting to me for my fields of academic study.
What’s interesting, of course, is that everything I worked on as an undergrad had me writing software. Though my study was Physics, my practice was all software. After graduating and some additional graduate education, I got caught up in the whole Internet thing and have been coding ever since.
Well, after so many years working in software and building cool stuff, it’s time for me to fill in that incomplete education. To start it off, I’m going to read Skiena and blog a bit about my experience.
This should be fun!