Joseph started at SoftSource Consulting in 2015.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Oregon State University
Five Questions with Joseph
When did you first start programming and with what language/computer and what did you like the most about this programming experience?
I had always been into computers since I was little. Always playing on it and using it whenever I got the chance, which led me to majoring in computer technology in high school. The classes were about computer maintenance, repair, installation, and the like for IT support. When college came around, the aspect of programming sounded interesting and so I majored in computer science. I first started programming in a college course called CS 161: Introduction to Computer Science. We were taught Java at the time and used the Big Java book. I programmed on my Lenovo ThinkPad T400 using the Eclipse IDE. I remembered being eager to attend lecture and lab periods where we often programmed in pairs.
Describe a project you’ve been involved with which you consider to be your greatest success so far. What made it so successful?
My greatest achievement so far would be creating a mobile friendly website for a company’s consumer facing portal where users would log in and make a quick payment for their medical bills. It was supposed to be temporary solution until the company decided to do a remake of the entire web application. With about 2 months of work, we were able to push it live. It helped greatly that I had a knowledgeable software architect guided the direction and the company knowing exactly how much functionality it was going to provide.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?
Continue to learn and grow as much as you can as things are constantly changing.
If computers and related technology didn’t exist, what do you think your career would be?
I think my career would be something in engineering perhaps electrical since I enjoy solving problems and I did enjoy an electrical class back in high school where I did some soldering.
When it’s time to turn off the computer, what do you do instead?
This is a tough question to answer since I’m always in front of my computer but when I’m not it’s either watching anime or LCS on my TV or playing my PS4 or Wii U.