Know This Nerd? Meet Brian Saycocie

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Brian Saycocie

Brian Saycocie is a Front End Engineer with Thomson Reuters and a local freelancer for hire.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

My earliest memory was back in elementary school, I was first introduced to a IBM PC and played one of the greatest games at the time, Oregon Trail.

At what age did you write your first computer program?  What did it do?

In my early teens, I got my hands on Macromedia Dreamweaver (before they were bought out by Adobe) and built my first, yet terrible website.
Think table layout with inline styles.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Caylan Larson

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CaylanLarsonCaylan Larson an iOS and Mac OS developer based Winona, Minnesota.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

I have memories of playing games on a Commodore 64. A distant uncle was a game hacker and he would put arcade games on 5-1/4 floppies. Sadly, the Commodore was our family’s last computer until the summer I turned 15 and saved my lawn mowing and MN State Fair concession stand wages to afford Apple’s new 1998 Bondi Blue iMac.

At what age did you write your first computer program? What did it do?

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Know this Nerd? Meet Mitchell Nick

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Mitchell NickMitchell Nick is a full stack feelanceweb developer who likes to “Build awesome stuff on the web in Ruby on Rails.”

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

I remember plopping in a floppy disk and having green text flash across the screen. I’ve been hooked since. Jeez, I feel old saying that.

At what age did you write your first computer program? What did it do?

This is embarrassing, but my first real computer program (not just small snippets of code) was written in VBA during an internship. I helped a call center that had high levels of seasonal calls determine how many people to staff and what hours they should
work to have less than a 2 minute hold time at 90% confidence level.
It worked like a charm.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Andrew Robbins

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Andrew Robbins is an independent developer from Minneapolis who “makes the web beautiful.”

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

The first time I remember being mesmerized by technology was when I was around 11 years old. After retirement, my Grandpa brought home an HP computer which at the time was running Windows 95. I remember sitting on that thing for hours at a time— completely intrigued by the whole experience. I would spent most of my time creating folders / files and of course creating masterpieces in MS Paint.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Aaron Babcock

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Aaron Babcock is an independent Data Science Developer from the Twin Cities.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

Like a lot of developers, it was video games that first grabbed my attention. That naturally lead to trying to hack things up for an in game advantage or creating new content.

At what age did you write your first computer program? What did it do?

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Know this Nerd? Meet Micah Iverson

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Micah Iverson is a freelance user interface/experience designer based out of Minneapolis.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

Back when I was in 3rd grade or so (I’m 34 now, you do the math), our local town library had just setup an Apple computer with a dot-matrix printer. Using the paint program at the time I placed some clipart of a snowman and a tiger on a page and printed it out – it was so very cool. I of course had to show my older brother my awesome design skills – which he of course promptly made fun of me for putting a snowman and a tiger together.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Martin Grider

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Martin Grider is a freelance developer from Minneapolis (most often) found at the intersection of mobile and gaming.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

I honestly can’t remember a time I wasn’t interested in technology! I was in the Minneapolis math/science/technology magnet school program from kindergarten to tenth grade. I took my first programming course (learning BASIC on an Apple II GS) in 7th or 8th grade, but even before that I remember playing games on my grandfather’s Commodore 64.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Kristina Durivage

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Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 11.31.43 PMThank you to The Nerdery for underwriting the Know this Nerd? series.

Meet Kristina Durivage, an independent contractor who specializes in JavaScript and likes to tinker with Arduino.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

My dad’s degree was in electrical engineering, and I remember back in the day he would try to get me to understand electrical diagrams. I was slightly more interested in My Little Pony at that time, so I didn’t really learn anything. My dad got me a domain name with hosting in 2001, so I made some (really terrible) webpages.

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Know this Nerd? Meet Chris Davis

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Chris DavisThank you to The Nerdery for underwriting the Know this Nerd? series.

Meet Chris Davis, a freelance developer with a penchant for mobile.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

When I was 12, my parents bought me a commodore 64. I have been hooked ever since.

At what age did you write your first computer program? What did it do?

About 13 I started playing with BASIC on my C64 and I created a really basic text adventure game.

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Know this Nerd? Meet John Malone

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MaloneThank you to The Nerdery for underwriting the Know this Nerd? series. 

Meet John Malone, a Ruby on Rails + javascript freelancer, startup lead, and future space cowboy.

When and how did you originally become interested in technology?

My first introduction to computers was in the computer lab in grade school. Those early Apple IIe games just sucked me in, though it wasn’t until I was in Junior High that we finally got a computer at home. My free time in High School was spent immersed
in the BBS scene: playing Door games and web browsing with Lynx.

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