Let me stand up and introduce myself. My name is Dan Monroe and I'm a developer.
I started writing code when I was 12 when our Basic Dungeons and Dragons group needed a random monster generator. I learned BASIC on a Commodore 64 and moved up through the Commodore family; Commodore 64, Commodore 128, Amiga 1000, and my first XT, a Commodore Colt complete with turbo button for 7 Mhz speed!
From there, I found myself writing addons for my local BBS. I learned Turbo C from that WWIV board. Skip past Middle/High School and the Army, I found myself working for Walt Disney World in Orlando as Guest Services. Still pre-Internet, I hooked into the dining reservation system so that I could make reservations for our Guests easier.
I met a girl. Done. She wanted to be closer to home so off I went to Ohio (snow, ugh!). We settled in Dublin, Ohio. I got lost driving around one day looking for a job and accidentally drove past CompuServe. The next day I went in. They were hiring Guest Services / Technical Support and when they saw my Disney experience and was hired on the spot. Thanks Mickey!
Besides writing code, I have or had several other hobbies and passions:
- My Family
- Geocaching - 47 different US states and 14 countries.
- Travelling / Cruising
- 2nd Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo
- Poker. 29th one year in the World Series of Poker
- R/C Helicopters
- Tree Climbing (Very tall trees. Thanks to Geocaching)
- Pro Bowler (not very long - couldn't stand the greasy food and smoke)