Who I am : Tim Snowhite

From an early age I displayed an aptitude with mathematics and computers, starting way back with DOS on a 286 my mother brought home. Soon I was building my own and fixing relatives' computers. That little enterprise led to administering LANs for local companies in Richland, Washington on my off hours during high school. When I entered Western Washington University, I had to say goodbye to everyone and move off to Bellingham, Washington. Then came a big choice: should I major in Linguistics, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Vehicle Design or Philosophy? Wide ranging interests do have their drawbacks. After dabbling in linguistics and philosophy, I dove into a mathematics and computer science, fully on track to graduate one quarter short of 4 years. Whenever my studies started dragging me down I'd spend a little time on something refreshing and hopeful like Ruby to escape the drudgery of Ada 95 or C++. On the summer before what would be my last year I started in an intership at Logos Bible Software, first marking up links inside digital libraries with Perl's regular expressions, then working within their Web Applications Division on internal business applications and the company sales site, learning C#, MSSQL, and ASP.net.

Whenever my studies started dragging me down I'd spend a little time on something refreshing and hopeful like Ruby...

After interning at Logos, I returned to my studies fulltime and was approached by a local web designer, Nathan Carnes, who needed help with some PHP and Rails development. For the first time I was working on projects which were interesting in languages which weren't a huge headache to use. My productivity skyrocketed, the clouds parted, and birds started to sing again; I had found my calling.

For the first time I was working on projects which were interesting in languages which weren't a huge headache to use. My productivity skyrocketed, the clouds parted, and birds started to sing again; I had found my calling...