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Who is the man behind FairwayTech?
My friends call me Jeff.
By day, I'm a mild-mannered programmer for a San Diego software development and consulting company called Fairway Technologies (www.fairwaytech.com) By night, I fight crime as a mystery-solving musician.
It all started in a not-so-secret, un-government lab located in San Diego. Fresh out of the Army and recovered from my injuries, I was walking past one of the IT guys who was busily writing an SQL query. I spent a few minutes talking to him about what he was doing, and I was hooked.
Thus began my IT career.
I spent most of my free time studying SQL, pitching in around the office where I could. Before too long, I landed a job in IT as an MS SQL Server DBA (which also involved maintaining some AIX machines, long story) in May of 2000. Somewhere during the 3.5 years of late nights and 70+ hour weeks, I started poking at VB6 and writing the occasional in-house program. I got picked up by the MS Development team (at the same company) to help migrate an app from VB6 to .NET 1.1, and it's pretty much downhill from there. I've spent the vast majority of my IT career working w/the Microsoft technology stack.
Oh yeah - the musician thing. When I'm not merrily coding away, I take the stage with a few bands here in San Diego: Channel (with Mike Mannion and Noah Heldman, also Fairway employees), Christopher Dale and SweetTooth.