Solution Architect / Sr. Developer
When faced with a programming conundrum, remember that the code will tell you how it works. All you have to do is read it.
Learning On Purpose
Tyler’s quest to become a developer started in the 6th grade when, after learning HTML, he noticed that one of his favorite websites listed the current date and time. Convinced that no one would be manually updating the HTML every minute, he set out to learn how it was done, and discovered the world of back-end web development. That same passion and autodidacticism still drives him 20 years later.
Tyler attended such illustrious schools as Curiosity, Opportunity and Necessity, and he continues to attend classes to this day. Throughout his career he has learned dozens of programming languages, frameworks, platforms and methodologies, and has developed solutions for mom & pop nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies alike. But the glue that holds it all together is his love of collaborative problem solving.
When Tyler isn't working, you can typically find him out in nature, or putting his problem solving skills to work playing one of dozens of board games he collects with his wife.
If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?
If I could get rid of a state by making it its own country, then I would probably choose California. If California were its own country, it would have the fifth highest GDP in the world all by itself. However, the easiest state to get rid of would likely be Texas. While the secession of California would be very complicated, The Texas Annexation gives Texas the right to split itself into up to 5 states, making it the easiest way to "get rid" of an existing state.