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I was introduced to development in middle school when a friend of mine got me into HTML. I took some programming courses in college, but wasn't satisfied with how slow and repetitive the curricula were, so I bought some advanced programming books and taught myself. I've been working in IT for my father for the last 4 years or so, and have done development in VB.NET, C#.NET, Silverlight, Java, PL/SQL, Android, and most recently Groovy and Grails. I consider myself an Oracle and .NET expert (though perhaps expert is a strong word), but the circumstances at my job are forcing me in the Java/Groovy/Grails direction. Now that I'm in it I'm enjoying it very much. I hope to get into PostgreSQL, cloud, and iOS development in the near future.
I also have extensive experience working with Windows Server and most of the many built-in features of it including Active Directory and Group Policy, Remote Desktop Services, and Hyper-V. More recently I've gotten into Linux of the Oracle/RHEL and SUSE varieties, but I still have a lot to learn about the common command-line tools in it.
I could go on, but I will spare you. Needless to say, I love technology in all forms.