I'm Joel, a Southern California native, and active tech enthusiast.
Throughout my endeavors, I've become familiar with a variety of programming languages and technologies including:
I've had a fascination with electronics as far back as I can remember. As a little boy, I was especially drawn to anything with flashing lights and sounds or anything that was remote-controlled. My favorite movies growing up were the Back to the Future trilogy, Short Circuit, and pretty much anything with techy gadgets and robots.
My interest shifted to computers around junior high when my parents brought home a desktop PC for my older sister and me. My curiosity guided me along an accelerated learning curve as I stayed up for hours trying to fix whatever damage I had done as a result of poking around in system files and registry settings before anyone would notice.
Toward the end of high school and for a few years thereafter, I became obsessed with car electronics and developed a career as an automotive electronics technician. In this industry, I held positions as an installation technician and technical trainer, and leadership roles including lead technician and department supervisor. During my career in mobile electronics, I self-studied and became certified as a MECP (Mobile Electronics Certified Professional) Master-level technician and an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) A6 certified technician. In addition, I was also invited by the Consumer Technology Association (formally Consumer Electronics Association) to be a contributing member to the MECP program as a credited contributing author to the MECP Advanced and MECP Master study guides and accompanying professional certification exams.
Student organizations I contributed to in varying capacities ranging from workshop coordinator to club officer and beyond:
Some relevant undergraduate coursework I've completed includes: