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Who am I?
My name is Andrew Page. I am one of the Lead Technology Developers at Enspire Learning in Austin, Texas. I spend much of my time focused on providing technical solutions for innovative and engaging user experiences, mainly in the e-learning sphere. I get to work with a variety of tools, applications, and technologies and have contributed to many successful projects for clients such as Janus, Cisco, AMD, Honda, and Dell.
Before I began working in software development I was a chef for many years in both Washington, D.C. and Austin. I did everything in the kitchen and spent time as a pastry chef at New Heights in DC, I was a one-man cooking show at a bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, TX, and I owned my own restaurant for time outside Austin. In between cooking and computers I was a mover, a landscaper, and a shoe salesman among other things. I think I like working with computers the best.
Urban Dictionary defines 'pangus' as (among other things):
"Legend, King, Master of all"
Is this really where I got the name? Not at all. But I'll take it.
So Who am I, really?
Well, here’s the quick and dirty:
- Currently residing in Austin, Texas
- Over the legal voting age, under retirement age
- Avid gamer
- Food lover
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. My ultimate goal being interactive software/web application development based around individual and multi-user participation for entertainment or education purposes.
Games. I want to make games. But not just games; tools and resources for education utilizing web technologies to deliver content and materials to anyone who would want it.
While I no longer cook professionally anymore I do still cook quite a bit at home. I also study food history in my free time and enjoy reproducing historical recipes from the original.
What about Drupal?
When I first started learning to program one of the first languages I worked with was PHP. I built a few websites from scratch and got frustrated having to code everything up for every piece of the site. It was around that time the I discovered Drupal (6 at the time), among other open-source options, and thought I had found pure gold. I built a few sites using the Admin UI and some contributed modules, themeing them up myself but Drupal was mostly a hobby for me at the time.
Now it's not a hobby anymore but I can't say that I make my living from Drupal as I spend most of my time working with Flash. I do get to work with Drupal on projects from time to time and get to work on Drupal 7.x module development and site building when I do have the chance to play around with the big D at work.