J David Smith

aka Atlanis, emallson

Who Am I?

I am a 21-year-old CS/MA undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky.

I started learning to program almost a decade ago in order to write video games (what kid didn't want to make games?). My aunt recommended that I learn C++ and Java, and I have been continuously learning ever since.

I was homeschooled for 11 of the 13 years of my primary/secondary education, which left me with a lot of free time. I used it to both further my knowledge of computers, read lots of books and (of course) play video games.

Since I discovered Ubuntu in 2006, I have been using Linux-based systems as my primary OS. Currently, I run Arch Linux on a laptop, desktop and server. I may soon be adding a phone to that list.

What Am I Doing?

I am currently betwween personal projects. Some code I've written is available on my bitbucket and github profiles.

During the school year, I'm enrolled full-time at UK and work under Dr. Nathan Jacobs in the CS department. In the Summer of 2014, I interned in IBM's ExtremeBlue program in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Guild Wars 2, League of Legends and Hawken occupy whatever time I don't spend coding. Occasionally, I blog about topics that interest me.

For more information, see my resume.