.NET Instructor, Columbus
Prior to Tech Elevator I was...
working for 17 years as a Lead Programmer/Analyst developing and supporting a variety of .Net-based systems for Grange Insurance.
The students at Tech Elevator...
are the reason I'm here. I came in to do a mock technical interview and I was blown away at their level of knowledge, poise, focus, and determination.
The best part of my day is...
the joy and challenge of helping the students get to to the finish line (which, when you think about it, is really the starting line).
John has spent over 35 years as a professional developer, programming on a wide variety of systems from large mainframe computers to desktop computers and web-based systems. His most recent experience was 17 years at Grange Insurance as a Lead Programmer Analyst where he designed and developed a variety of .Net-based systems that interact with the company's agents and policyholders. In addition to a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in computer science, John has a masters degree in Cybersecurity. He taught Computer Science for over 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University. In 2016, he spent a month teaching computer algorithms as a visiting scholar at a college in Muscat, Oman.
John has always been the “go to” guy when others needed an explanation for technical topics. In addition to his time teaching beginner programming students at Franklin University, John has acted an a mentor and resource for many programmers and people who wanted to become programmers. A committed tinker, his workbench is packed with the small robots that he uses to teach the Robotics Merit Badge for the Boy Scout Troop where he is an Assistant Scoutmaster.