|Resume:||intro | page 1 | page 2|
So what is a guy who has a master's degree in marketing doing as a programmer? It's not that I didn't do well in the field of marketing. It's not even that I didn't like marketing, per se. It's basically that I didn't find myself with the same passion for marketing that I have for programming.
I love technology. I have four computers at home. On two, I am running J2EE/database applications--not for any useful purpose, but rather, just because I can. I write my own desktop and wireless applications in my spare time, again, more for the fun of it than for any practical reason.
Because I am so interested in technology and programming, I tend to spend a lot more time than my peers in learning new technologies, and enhancing my existing skills. Many of my co-workers have commented on their amazement that my skill level is as high as it is, and that I am able to learn new technologies so quickly. But beyond just learning new technologies and APIs, I'm passionate about becomming a better overall programmer and technical architect. I'd rather profile an application and increase its speed or memory efficiency than add a new feature. I'd rather spend an evening refining my OO design skills than learning some new API.
Given my degree in marketing, it should be clear that I have useful skills beyond the programming world. In fact, having a marketing background has helped me interface with various groups in various organizations in which I've worked. I've also been a musician for most of my life, and am proficient in music composition, performance and production. While music is mostly a hobby for me, many organizations for which I've worked have benefitted from these skills in various multimedia projects. Finally, while I am neither a DBA nor a sys admin, I have installed, maintained, and designed numerous relational databases and small networks.
Now you know a little about me personally. If you think I might be the type of developer you're looking for, feel free to browse my resume and contact me. I can also be contacted at dt at taubler dot com (note: with the above email address, please replace " at " with "@" and " dot " with "."... the address was listed that way to discourage spammers from harvesting my email address!)