RussandSonya.com

Russ

About Me...

I started my life crying and making noise. This didn't stop until I learned to talk and I haven't stopped talking since...

I think I am most often characterized by my level of energy and the way I love to meet and talk to people. Shyness is not something that could ever be used as a way to describe me. I have little fear of getting to know people and I feel that people are my greatest resource in life. In fact, some of the greatest opportunities that have come my way have been because of who I knew. I never forget the value of the statement "it's about who you know..."

What I do...

Regarding my interests, talents and obsessions, I am the guy with too much on his plate. I've played piano since I was eight years old and started composing music at nine. I began producing electronic music around 18 which was when I acquired my first computer. Little did I know that computers would eventually consume me. It wasn't until my second computer that I began to truly explore a computer for anything more than a music production device.

After I began exploring computers I landed a job at a large International telecom provider in the USA which introduced me to the world of computer networking and network support and engineering. I am fascinated with how computers communicate with each other and how the world is so interconnected through computers. It was also during this time that I began exploring web development and the languages that make the internet work.

Since my first beginner-level webpages I have learned several key languages including XHTML, PHP, and JavaScript. I now am very comfortable with Cascading Style Sheets and I have extensive experience with page layouts and the common standards of modern website design. My experience took on a whole new dimension when I began exploring MYSQL and the concept behind database querying and design. My current job has brought Oracle, unix, & shell scripting.

Although I've lost myself in computers and web programming, I never quit my passion for music. I am a DJ and I still dable in music production here and there and I share my DJ mixes on Mixcloud.

Currently, I work for an international software company as a front end / user experience developer, with expertise in modern web technologies. I love what I do, the people I work with, and I think I've finally found my niche in life. As with everything, only time can tell, but I really hope time tells the universe to keep me in this field...