|- B.S., Computer Science
August 2010, Loyola University Chicago
- M.S., CS: Software Development
August 2011, Loyola University Chicago
- Database Programming
- Discrete Mathematics
- Network Security
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Software Engineering
- Software Quality & Testing
I Think, Therefore I Am
Now that we got through the standard, professional less-than-fun parts, let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah, but I go by the name “Hybride” pretty much everywhere. I enjoy coding and web development for the sheer fact I can make beautiful art with every template that I build (and learning how to be cross-browser compatible on now 8 standard browsers is a rather interesting task, to say the least. Remember the days of just IE?) “Hybride” is the French word for “hybrid” (clever, no? It’s pronounced the same as “hybrid”.). The name “Anekyu” is a combination of the Latin “Aneyo” meaning “Angel” and the Japanese “Kyuuketsuki” or “vampire”, so an “angelic vampire” – a play on words to show that Anekyu is the yin/yang of design: simplicity and difficulty at the same time. And table-less design. Yes, all table-less. I love CSS.
Front-end or back-end, I love to code. I can make templates in Photoshop, Illustrator or any sort of design program you have, and make it just as beautiful live as the template design. Anything I can get my hands on to make the Internet a less boring design wise, and a bit more interesting. That’s why I redesign my site every few months, just to keep it interesting, as well as reflect something new I’ve learned.
I’ve been in graphic design since with PaintShop Pro 5, Photoshop 6. I’ve ventured randomly into 2D and 3D art, however, I’ve remained faithful to the “old ways,” a self-taught artist drawing for almost 2 decades in virtually every non-digital medium on the market (pencil, charcoal, watercolour, etc.). Am a published poet (7x poeticpower.com; misc. anthologies), and was hailed as one of the top 33 poets in America (2000). Am always looking for more difficult projects to enhance not only my own skills, but to bring a bit more colour into the world.
I don’t like techno-babble, ie: bullsh*t, so you shouldn’t expect it from me. I can help translate other programmer’s terms to normal language, too. I’ve been programming for about 10 years now, mostly as a freelancer – am a home-grown programmer, not a university taught one. (I have a degree in it and have some classes, yes, but I have worked in the software development/programming industry way before I ever went to get a degree in it. I figured I may as well get a degree in something I love and am good at) I used to do work in IT, but fell in love more with programming, specifically AI/artificial intelligence. I can work solo or in groups, in design, development or network security. Whatever I don’t know, I’ll learn and be good in it. I can be of assitance in English, Polish, and French (and programming). Oh, and I don’t bite! I know programmer’s can be intimidating, but personally, am not, so don’t be afraid to drop me a line with a question or comment.