Welcome to the first issue of Programmer’s Notebook! I am very glad that this he answered my e-mail interview immediately. Thanks aji!
Name: Aaron James I. Banda (aka ajibanda)
Tags: Computer Engineer, Software Developer, Blogger, Artist
Course Taken: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
School: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Website: Beneath The Tree (www.ajibanda.com)
Do you really want to be a programmer?
Not really, I am an avid gamer and what I initially want is to create a game for myself. Back on those days, I never thought that programming is the key to it. It was on college that I found my love for programming.
What is programming for you?
Programming is an art of simplifying things in a modern yet in a *more* simple way.
Describe yourself as a programmer.
I’m the type who over analyzes things that results to highly complex programs, but I always make sure to clean them after to avoid problems later on during the maintenance. I guess I’m the type who mess up my code at the start and clean them after. 🙂
What’s your greatest achievement as a programmer?
This is the hardest question so far. :p
I’ve done sites from different companies and institutions for the past three years, most of them are from well known institutions and universities here in the country, but I would rather not tell their names due to confidentiality. But I’m proud to say that during these projects I met great people.
I’ve also done some applications for a sport related company abroad last year and it was acknowledge as one of the Top 5 Best Products in the US.
What is/ are your future plan/ s?
As always, my dream as a programmer is to create a program that hacks into some one’s else computer. With that, I can remotely access a system (including all the hardware connected). Most of all, I want to make sure that this program will allow me and the affected person to communicate via Notepad (Yup, you read it right!, via Microsoft’s default text editor). I still have no idea on how I can do it, but it really sounds like a VIRUS related software that may lead to world domination – LOL.
Advice for newbies and dreamers.
Like I always say, language is not the key on programming, it is your ability to analyze and create the best algorithm in a shortest span of time that counts. Focus on this skill and programming would be easier.
Thanks a lot AJ for supporting this simple campaign.