Jerry Dodge's Portfolio

What do I do?

I'm a Jack of all trades. Whatever it is which needs to be done, I can adapt and take on the challenge. Most of that goes towards software development, but I am more than familiar with a number of other fields. From programming to woodworking - I have a variety of skills which are suitable for many jobs.

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  Programming

A majority of my life consists of software development

2
  Information Technology

I'm quite knowledgable and experienced in computers and networking

3
  Oriental Rugs

If it weren't for the rug industry, I wouldn't be in the software industry

4
  Music

Not only do I love listening to music, but I have produced some as well

5
  Construction

There are many times I've been involved in general construction

6
  Woodworking

I've built a number of things in a woodshop

7
  Literature

The book I'm writing and more writings

General Skills

Adapting to Scenarios

90%

Design Ideas

90%

Implementation

80%

Consultation

80%

Collaboration

75%

Communication

70%

Bullshit

20%

My History

Technology has always fascinated me since I was a child - always tinkering with gadgets, taking things apart, and coming up with my own creations. Around 1998, at 12 years old, I began my programming experience by teaching myself basic HTML code, as well as Q-Basic, an antique DOS based programming language.
During my High School years, I built up my keyboarding skills, allowing me to type at incredible speeds. My record speed, without mistakes, is 109 words per minute. I further went into an introduction to programming class, where I took a leap forward learning Visual Basic 6. This is essentially where my professional coding experience began. I also took an introduction to Information Technology class, learning the basics about computers and networking in general. I graduated in 2006 with a High School Diploma.
After High School graduation, I put my programming experience on the side in favor to begin work in the Oriental Rug industry. Starting by simply holding a sign on the street corner for a rug store, my interest was sparked by the complexity of handmade rugs, and started to learn more about them. Soon after, I moved from Portage, Michigan down to Louisville, Kentucky, and continued my work with Oriental Rugs. This is when I came across a cross-over business, RM Innovation, where I was able to apply my recent experience of Oriental Rugs and combine it with my history of programming.
Here's where I will write about things I've worked on at home.