16 year old Irish programmer, musician and idealistic realist. That's about it, read the rest only if you're curious!
Because of my age, one might infer I am a secondary school student, or "high school" student which is true, I just finished 5th Year (the penultimate year). My sister introduced me to programming when I was about 9, and I learned a little Python but that was about the end of that story for a while. Even though I liked it and found it interesting, it wasn't until I saw a T.V. show, Mr. Robot, which essentially glorified programming that I decided to revisit it. That was about 2 and a half years ago, and naturally I went back to Python and learned enough to program simple games and whatnot. I learned Java later on for game development too since the libraries written for it were simply better. I guess I'm interested in game development because like almost everyone born in my generation, video games were an important part of my childhood. I loved Nintendo specifically and I can't help but feel nostalgic for those games. So, I guess there's some appeal in becoming the person pulling the strings behind the scenes. These days, I'm learning Rust, a systems programming langauge. Later on down the line, I hope to study Computer Science in U.C.C.
When I was young, about 9 or 10, I used to take lessons for classical piano, but I got bored of that after a year or two. Later on, I saw one of my mates playing a tune called "Rumble" by Link Wray, and I got inspired to start playing myself! Bought the same cheap Yamaha Stratocaster rip-off as him, and went to the same teacher he had. Luckily, that teacher was exceptionally talented and experienced so I learned a thing or two. When I started out, I used to mainly play covers, but I don't really learn songs anymore. These days, I mainly write music, improvise guitar solos, and study music theory. I also love recording music as well, even though I basically own no equipment for it, I only ever bought a program called ezDrummer to make drum tracks. Later on, I'd love to record some music professionally, but that's probably a bit far-fetched for now!