Programmer Zach Aaberg is a student of data science, geospacial data, artificial intelligence and healthcare analytics.
He is among hundreds of local freelancers for hire.
What initially sparked your interest in technology?
Classic video games like Duck Hunter, Super Mario, and Sonic were the likely culprits for my initial interest in technology. I also remember having PC games that would occasionally get hung up and I’d go into the game’s files to find a way to make it to the next level.
What was the first programming language you learned?
The first programming language I learned was Python. I built an ArcGIS tool that calculated the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation(RUSLE) so I could estimate the amount of soil that was eroding into local area lakes. The calculation was based on factors like average rainfall, soil type, slope, and others.
I learned how to use other bits of code here and there prior to that
project, but never embraced the opportunity to learn more than the basics.
What do you do now?