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.