My name is Brandon McCulligh, I am a 32 year old Canadian that fell into the rabbit hole of programming when I started
college in 2006. That is correct I went into college blind not knowing anything about programming other than that it had
to be better than my current factory job, only to absolutely fall in love with it. I am a very personable guy who loves to
have discussions from what someone did last night, to in depth design discussions. I do not think experience matters in
any discussion and always welcome anyone to speak up. In the communications course I was just required to take (along with
the rest of the company) I was ranked as “easily adjusts” to other communication styles; meaning I know how to communicate
effectively with most people.
I have always been an avid gamer so naturally I expressed an interest in making games shortly after I started to learn
programming. That being said my expertise is really in tool, and framework development. UI design\web follows shortly
I am a firm believer in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Object Oriented Programming\Principles (OOP) and reusable, clean
code. A lot of what I build has these 3 aspects at the heart of its development.
After graduation I was hired at a small software shop that worked on a VOIP billing engine & management
system. I then moved to a major financial institution where I went from being a junior developer to a development lead and performing
architectural tasks. When I began there, we were a small team that made things happen, and as a result we were crowned “the experts at
what we do” and our department was moved to a centralized development organization where the vision was we were to take over all web &
service development for Canada. My current position is back at a smaller shop that designs after market systems for cars.