How Do I Know How to Make Websites? – My Technological Background

February 17th, 2012 | Posted by Elias Almaz in Background Information | Website

Good afternoon pre-dental colleagues!

This weeks blog post is not answering the “Why Dentistry?” question I previously promised.  I will be writing that one as soon as I get the chance to. It is MUCH more difficult to write than a regular post like this.

Since this blog is new, I ran into a few kinks along the way and have been working to get everything running smoothly.  With the time I have been putting into building the back-end of this website, I figured it would be a good time to write a little background on how I acquired my website experience.  I have been building websites since the beginning of high school, when I enrolled in a program called GBiT. At the time, GBiT was a revolutionary program that allowed me to do what ever I wanted by providing me with a blank slate and all the resources I needed. During the three years I spent in the program, I learned how to build and repair computers, solder hardware, write websites, code, etc. As a hobby of mine, I dove into as many technology fields as possible. I found the application of the skills I acquired to be challenging, fun, and ultimately useful in the near future. With the original program director and many highly skilled students, the program was nationally recognized and sponsored by Intel.

All throughout high school and college I have been given opportunities to work on numerous websites, mainly for small businesses in Sacramento. I have worked on several versions of websites for my high school (Granite Bay High), security companies, dentists, and a plumbing company.  I also had the honor to design websites for NFL Madden 2010 and NCAA Football while working with Electronic Arts through the process. I have had my fair share of experience with websites and I am excited to finally be able to apply this experience to a project of my own in order to help others.

My technology hobby is part of my past and will always be part of my future!

I have spent this past week working on tuning the website so that it will run as smooth as possible and allow for much growth in the near future!