It seems you’ve stumbled across my blog. I guess you may be wondering what sort of person creates a professional blog with a name like My Code Bytes? My name is Doug, and I’m a long-term hobbyist programmer trying to turn my passion for programming and thirst for knowledge into a career as a software engineer.
I’m currently persuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Washington and am expecting to graduate later this year.
When I’m not busy studying CS, I like to build web apps and play around with Python. The Internet has been a part of my daily life for decades now, and it has been amazing to watch the Web (along with the field of web development) grow and mature over that time. Perhaps that is why so many of my programming projects are web-based? Unlike smartphones and mobile devices that currently dominate the market rely heavily on proprietary apps, the Web is universal. Because of this, I am excited to watch how the Web will continue to grow and have decided to personally invest myself into developing skills related to this exciting field. You can see some of the things I’ve hacked together in my free time on the projects page.
Outside of programming, I also enjoy reading and occasionally trying my hand of photography. I like to tweet about silly things, including my cat, Pompeii, but I also tweet about serious matters that I care about, like net neutrality and feminism. I’ve also recently begun dabbling in pixel art as part of my ongoing game development project.
I created this site to document my progress as I attempt at grow as a developer, but perhaps it can serve to inspire others following a similar path. If that happens to be the case, I’d love to hear about it.
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