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Written by Jonathan on .

Reader’s Digest version of the last 34 years of my life starts….now!

From Nashvegas to H-townI was born in Nashville, TN and my family soon moved to Austin, TX. When I was 3 my folks decided to move to Houston and we have stayed put since then. After high school I went off to Texas A&M to get a degree in MIS.

I decided on MIS because I started working the web after my neighbor showed me how he was trading bootleg Bob Dylan tapes through this crazy thing called “email”. I was hooked. It was not long after that, around 1996, that I started learning HTML to build sites.

Bootlegs!  Huzzah!I have always loved new media and after graduating I took a job with Anadarko doing new media projects. Anadarko sent me to a facility to learn advanced ColdFusion/Director techniques and eventually I ended up leaving Anadarko to becoming a full time trainer, because I loved the training environment so much.

Teaching and working with bleeding-edge technologies has always been a passion of mine. I became an Adobe Authorized instructor for almost every software package that they offered so that I could teach everything I could.Profile - Adobe Authroized The only thing that full time training didn’t allow for was actual project development and I was desperately missing building real world applications. I was constantly thinking of personal projects to work on and I would sometimes end up buying domains instead of lunch!

Startin' it up!I decided to reduce my role at the training center and start my own agency, Lansun + Scott, in 2003. Since going on my own I have completed over 300 projects and have worked with a wide array of clients ranging from Lloyd’s of London to small local businesses. I do still tremendously enjoy teaching and most recently I have been teaching at University of Houston, but stopped last semester as the work load of a hosting a college class combined with the agency workload proved to be too much.

One of my favorite recent projects was creating proprietary software for the Canadian School system. I created software that was delivered via a USB drive built entirely in Adobe AIR with a SQLite database for the backend. The project was ideal as it combined my love of teaching with cutting edge technology.

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