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Sebastapol, California, USA, 95401
Ajay Andrew-jay Chambers Jr
I am 37, and grew up in the East San Francisco Bay Area, but I have lived in the Northern Bay Area for 5 years now. I live in Sebastapol, a little town about 40 to 50 miles north of San Francisco. Sebastapol is known for its hippy-like vibes, as lots of old hippies live here.
When I was younger I got into a lot of trouble, my circumstances were pretty rough, that's to say the least, however; I was passionately driven by a love for mathematics, biology, history, but most of all programming-languages. Today, at 37 I am well on my way to a Bachelors in computer science, and I work as a carpenter to support myself.
I currently contribute to opensource projects, often helping with bug-fixes where help is needed. I'm pretty determined when it comes to debugging & troubling shooting, and I often take on bugs that have existed for some time w/o being fixed. I have found that the most difficult bugs usually require a difficult decisions, such as the projects architecture, or an API used, or whatever. Getting the information to present such a decision is often a win though, because it offers a path (or paths) forward.
I have also worked on a couple freelance projects that I have been paid for. I hope to soon stop working construction all together and work as a programmer (whether as an employee or freelancer) very soon.