My name is Bryce Thomas, I’m 21 years old and I’m living in Townsville, Australia. I’ve recently graduated from Central Queensland University in July 2009 with a Bachelor of Information Technology.
Technically speaking I’m employed as an “Undergraduate Systems Development Officer” which has been my role since December 2006. I’m just as happy going by one of the more generic (and relatable) titles such as “software developer” or “software engineer”. You can argue the merits of the latter job title amongst yourselves. Stripping away any job title jargon, I spend most of my on the job time developing software in C# under the .NET framework; some targeting the web and some targeting the desktop. I’ve also had some brief stints developing software for PDAs and other simpler devices in the past.
My primary interests include software development (thanks captain obvious) in all of its beautiful (and sometimes ugly) forms and manifestations, computer related gadgetry and technology in general. Some of my more digressive interests include data mining, economics, statistics and my most recent addiction – Counter-Strike Source (so I took a while to get around to it). Of course there’s the usual lifestyle boilerplate on top of all this – listening to music, spending time with friends etcetera, but I’ll spare you all the agony of listing all that out here.
I created this blog with the intention of sharing my work and thoughts with others who have similar interests and inclinations. There’s also the selfish aspect as well, which is that writing software and writing about software forces me to think about what I’m doing and (hopefully) stay sharp. Much of what I’ll be writing here will come to revolve squarely around programming and software development. Still, I can say with absolute certainty that there will be digressions both great and small and I give no guarantees they’ll be particularly constructive (though I will try).
I hope for this blog to be considered not just a two way dialog, but an n way dialog, so I welcome comments directly to me as well as discussion amongst each other. This will not only help dilute any of my pontificating to an acceptable level, but will also compensate for the fact that as unfortunate as it is, I don’t know everything. Have fun.