Jeffrey Allen Anderson
For as long as he can remember, Jeff has been fascinated by gadgets. His all-time favorite Christmas gift was a Science Fair 100 in 1 Kit, because, with each project he tried, he learned more about how electronic components work together to make something useful.
The knowledge he gained building "space-age" electronics in the 1970s set him on his path as a lifelong author, student, teacher, enterprise IT architect, software developer, and data geek. He is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy Accredited Instructor and holds three AWS certifications: Cloud Practitioner, Solutions Architect Associate, and Security Specialty. When he logs out, he loves motorcycle riding, camping, traveling, and racing.
His career spans four decades in many roles, including developer, lead developer, application architect, infrastructure architect, data architect, and, most recently, educator. In the early days, his favorite programming language was Pascal and, most recently, Go. He will always have a soft spot in his heart for Java. He wrote his first Java program in 1997 and spent the next fifteen years using it to develop websites, web services, and other software for a Fortune 100 company. Now, he teaches Java for Columbus State Community College.