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If it was still 1998, this is where I'd put a GIF of a stick man with a shovel and a banner saying "UNDER CONSTRUCTION".
My name is Andrew McGuire. I was born in Indiana, grew up in Iowa, and now live in Minnesota on a small acreage with my wife and infant daughter.
I went to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where I got a Bachelor's in history, with minors in math and geography. After that, I spent a year living in Dublin, Ireland while I got my Master's in Irish history. A few odd jobs here and there followed- teaching English in Prague, driving a Zamboni in Buffalo, taking care of dogs in Austin, and selling bike racks in Minneapolis. Tired of the odd jobs, I decided I was going to go back to school for my Associates degree in GIS, which I'm completeing in Summer 2017.
I pursued history because it was something I was passionate about, but without real consideration for job prospects. Determined not ot make that mistake again, I took a long think about what would be marketable and would be enjoyable. I looked at the bookshelf where my wife and I keep our globe collection and it hit me - I love computer programming and I love maps. Remembering a GIS class I took in undergrad, I decided it was a path I wanted to pursue. Why shouldn't I seek a career combining to things I love so much.
For the last 10 years, I've been a fairly committed rugby player. I've had the privledge of playing for 4 teams across three countries. But time catches up to us all. I've started to transition to high school coaching to stay involved with the sport, but without the trouble getting out of bed Sunday morning. As I mentioned, we live on a small acreage. There are plenty of projects to keep us busy, and we're preparing to get some animals. Chickens and a dog are high on the list, plus something like a hog or sheep possibly down the line.
A PDF is available here
These are things I've done just for practicing my skills or because I thought it'd be cool. A lot of these are just proof-of-concept to see if I could do it. Please keep this in mind, as the code is probably a bit clunkier that it might otherwise be if I was wanting to polish this up.
Please click on any project to learn more about it and visit a live demo.