Holy Cow, I Can't Believe People Still Come Here
If you got referenced here, it's probably because someone -- most likely Mrs. Eaton -- told you to come look at examples of my work for some reason or other. Well, I have to tell you something before you dig deeper.
I bet sometimes you think that Mrs. Eaton is a pretty demanding teacher. You are right, and there's a good reason for it. She's demanding because there are any number of mediocre people in the technology industry, and she doesn't want her name associated with mediocrity.
When I started at NRCC, I thought I would be pretty happy just getting a job following the Networking & Technical Support path because I really enjoy working with other people and building and troubleshooting hardware. At the end of the semester in my first class with Mrs. Eaton (ITD110), she suggested I pursue a the Computer Graphics & Web Design track as well, saying that she felt I had a good eye for design and principles of good coding.
I don't think I believed her when she suggested it. The longer I thought about it, the more I realized that she had experience in HTML and CSS since before they were invented, and if she deemed someone was cut out for the work, then they most likely were. So, I took the chance. As it turned out, I enjoyed it very much. In the end, I wound up at Virginia Tech doing exactly what my dual degrees were designed to: I am the Technical Services Manager for the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, where roughly half of my job is Desktop and Application Support and the other half is Dynamic Web Programming using PHP, SQL, HTML, and CSS.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my portfolio.