Hello and welcome to my TECH299 - Web Certificate/Degree Portfolio Site. This is the area where I will place all of my course-related work, homework assignments and project files.
I have many various different interests. As long as I can remember I have been around computers in one way or another. I was a proud owner of the first Odyssey console that commercially introduced the first home computer game system. The featured application? Pong! I have been fortunate to have been a part of the computing industry and witnessed all of it from it's very beginnings, from the days of the internet and mainframe computing to all of the expansive rechnology we see and use and depend upon in our daily lives today. I'm not afraid to say that I am a Trekkie. I saw the original episodes---AS THEY AIRED! Even many of their ideas have become part of how we live live and work and play now. So, yes, I am an elder statesman but with that comes a ton of experience. I have worked for many different companies in several different capacities over the years and I have had some great experiences and some not so much so. I have a 26 year-old son who was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and was one of the valedictorians of Montgomery College last year. I live in Montgomery Village, Maryland with my cat, Pot Roast. He has acted like he owns the place for so long now that I have finally accepted the fact that I'm the boarder here. I love to paint and read and play guitar when I'm not sitting at the helm of my laptop or my I-Mac. I love the fall and holiday seasons and I'm a huge Washington Redskins fan. We have been in a funk for a very long time, but that has got to change at some point, right?
Claude Swanson's Website Creation and Application Development Site