Hi I’m Darryl Parks. I’ve been a developer since 1987 when I graduated with High Honors in Computer Information Systems from Idaho State University. Though my degree covered a wide area from Data Analysis, Business Analysis, Management and a host of business areas, development was in my blood. I did however enjoy a number of the business topics, particularly finance.
I loved school, thirsting after and enjoying all the topics. Hey what developer would survive without the love of continuous self improvement? I was however ready to move into the real world — if I was going to work this hard, someone was going to pay me for it.
I am currently on the Steering Committee of the St Louis Java Users Group. Back in college I was the Vice President over the local Data Processors Management Association group (now known as Association of Information Technology Professionals). Wow, its been a lot of years since I’ve heard the phrase ‘Data Processing’.
Over the years I’ve had the privilege to work in a small software firm writing and supporting Account Payable and Payroll. For a contractor at a Department of Energy lab site. Both a contractor and employee at a biotech company and now as an IT consultant in the aerospace industry.
In my spare time (what little there is) I prefer reading, movies and spending time with my family.
I also want to thank my eldest daughter Brooklyn for being my editor in chief.