bretlester.com

About Me

I have been working as a full stack mobile and web developer since 2003, currently doing business as myself; Bret W. Lester.

I'm always building something from productivity apps to algorithmic art to games. See the growing list of projects I've released to the public here.

I graduated from Humboldt State in 2002 with a BS in Fisheries biology. Upon returning home I struggled to find work related to my degree. After failing at several jobs from caviar farmer to bank teller I eventually found my home in tech. Thanks to the internet I was able to get my proverbial foot in the door by teaching myself popular web technologies like CSS, HTML, PHP and Flash. I became proficient enough to start taking contract work which ultimately led to my first full time position at a startup in Folsom.

I've continued to work for small tech companies and startups ever since, building my tech repertoire along the way.

Thanks to the internet I was able to make a career as a self-taught developer. And thanks to the internet I was able to meet my wife with whom I now share a home with our two boys in Folsom, California.

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