I’m working as software engineer with broad range of technology stacks. Frontend and backend and sys admin and so on. It’s because I love to learn something new.
It’s funny how my career has come this way. My major during college was Mass Communication and then later I changed it to Graphics Design. Back then I loved visual effects using 3d and was fascinated with digital artists’ work. I had a few chances to learn multimedia authoring tool and web development tool such as Macromedia Director and designing web site. Naturally I wanted to learn “Lingo” language while learning Macromedia Director and HTML/CSS while learning website design.
By the time I had a final test, I was able to make a simple game using Macromedia Director on top of the main course of the class. Same to HTML/CSS on top of website design. My attraction had started shifting to interaction from static design.
Flash 4 and 5 were the web when it was the most popular thing in web development community. I was so into them as well. So I started learning a lot of them myself again like the way I learned Lingo and HTML/CSS during college. And I got pretty good at them and that’s when my programer life has started.
Basically I’m a programer who does not have computer science degree. However, I tried to learn CS knowledges as much as possible by myself. Simply because I wanted to know more about programming, algorithms, techniques, and so on. Also I wanted to become a better programmer. At one point I wanted to go back to school and get a CS master degree, but having a full time job as a programmer and a family hasn’t helped me much.
So far I’ve learned Big-O, sorting algorithms, map/reduce, hashtables, numbering system. When I have more chances, I am planning to go at Tree, Graphs, Data structures, Discrete math whenever I have time.
These are topics that eventually I want to cover basically:
- Sorting (bubble, quick, insertion, merge, selection)
- Data Structure (NP-complete)
- Path Finding (A* & Dijkstra)
Maybe I missed something, but I hope to know all of topics really well soon. 🙂