I first began programming in 1981 by copying machine code out of the back of Byte magazine into a VIC-20 computer and learning BASIC from library books. Since that time, I’ve been hooked on using technology to solve information needs. I have nearly 20 years of experience in various industries, including education, government, e-commerce, geospatial, and healthcare. I have developed software solutions on a wide variety of platforms and languages, from Delphi to Objective C, AS/400 to Linux, Dbase to Oracle, and web based to fat client applications. I currently manage a software development team at the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, where we create solutions to clinical information problems at University of Missouri Healthcare.