My name is Christopher Dumas. I'm and I've been programming since I was 7. I love a good challenge, working hard, and most of all learning new things. Besides my professional and school life, I like to farm a healthy variety of hobbies. You can find me on GitHub and StackOverflow. I've recently been accepted to Penn State Engineering University Park, and I'll be going there for the Fall 2019 semester. Keep reading if you want to know more...
Instead of completing high school the regular way, I've used my local community college to take advanced courses that have expanded my horizons and helped me try new things, as well as speeding up my education. I’ve enjoyed being able to choose from a wide array of courses that I’d never get to choose otherwise. Currently as of April 2019, I am working on my 58th credit this semester, in my last semester at highschool/community college! I've been accepted (as stated in the heading) to Penn State Engineering University Park, which is #24 in undergraduate STEM programs in the US, according to US News & World Reports. Being homeschooled in my early life taught me to be autodidactic and self-motivated, and I actually really love to learn.
I believe that I must work hard to acheive the best possible outcome for myself. I know that as an employee it is my job to make my bosses' and customers' problems go away. I understand that my failures are my own fault and my success is my own concern, not anyone else's. I take pleasure in doing jobs to the best of my ability, and going above and beyond what is expected of me.
I'm a Christian Hedonist, Christian Evolutionary Creationist. I understand that it is not my job to force others to believe what I believe and that it is unhelpful to be upset or offended by opposing beliefs. I know that all people have a rationale behind their beliefs and no one holds theirs out of ignorance or malice and that most people have a logical thought process behind what they think, like I do.
I consider my primary skill to be immersing myself in a new subject and learning it thoroughly. From this skill I have gained others: I am a very skilled developer, able to handle mobile and desktop application, server, front-end, web, back-end, and games programming and a gifted math and physics student. I am also a good writer and public speaker. My central skill is my ability to synthesize large datasets into both abstract rules and actionable systems.
My hobbies include programming, writing (novels and political/economics papers), macroeconomics, philosophy, politics, stenography, linguistics, reading (Dostoyevsky, Dumas, Tolkein, and Frank Herbert are my favorite authors), and bicycling. I continue to deepen and round out each hobby when I can.
I have some job experience, but I hope to gain more! So far, I've had succesfull summer jobs as a swim instructor for two local municipalities and have had been a good employee at a mathematics tutoring firm. To see more information on my experience, you can look at my resume.