This is me. Here, I blog my thoughts, ideas, interests and occasionally I will grow a beard. For those of you who don’t know me my name is Zac Coleman. I was born and raised in Utah where I spend my first eighteen years of my life. At eighteen I left Utah and spent a little while in Texas between Houston and San Antonio before eventually ending up in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Early on in my childhood I was always fascinated with technology. I was twelve when I got my first computer and from there on out I was hooked. I started making websites when I was about thirteen years old. Now, back in 1996 there weren’t many options for web hosting and the internet was just starting to go mainstream. Of course what I mean by mainstream is the majority of the public was using AOL or Compuserve around this time and we all had dial-up. Anyone remember GeoCities? Well, I created a Geocities page that was just a basic HTML page with random crap everywhere. This is where I learned to code HTML to make the cursor look different, make the screen snow, and embed images. You can’t also forget all the ridiculous animated images. Well, I made my way into the vast abyss that was the World Wide Web.
The most intriguing thing about the internet was the whole experience could potentially be anything you wanted it to be. Kind of like the ultimate fantasy place where anything was possible. Here both design and technology can collide from seamlessly nothing and make something beautiful. One thing that has always caught my attention is the fact that technology is hard, unforgiving, and before all else, logical and Design, on the other hand, is fluid, formless, and ever-changing. Brainstorming and designing websites has given me the opportunity to exercise both sides of my brain, to create and implement ideas in a rapidly changing environment that reinvents itself almost every second of everyday. Over the years I have watched the creation of and utilization of so many interesting things in the ways of the web and I am sure I have only scratched the surface. My day job is Business QA Analyst where I get to tinker with all kinds of nifty things that reside on the web. It’s an exciting field to work in and I love what I do. While I will always dream for something fantastical and amazing in my life, such as becoming an President or even an actor (don’t we all?), the reality of the interim has proved to suit me just fine. Web Development, Design and Quality Assurance has found a comfortable place in my professional life!
My partner in crime. This here is Cash. He is flat-coat retriever I rescued in December 23rd 2009, and having him in my life has been amazing. Besides doing the normal dog things, Cash is a character with a wonderful personality and is always down to brainstorm and hash out ideas for design. He gives me inspiration I need everyday. Thus, because Cash has become a part of my daily work and life regimen, he makes an appearance here, earning all due credit and respect that he has deserved!