- Name: Jackson McDaniel
- Job Description: Tracker and Slayer of Bugs
- Studying: Software Engineering
- Favorite Programming Language: C (I have a love hate relationship with pointers)
- Free time: Sports and Cars and Music
- Video Games: Not too much anymore, but DotA 2 is the GOAT
- Favorite time wasting website: Internet For The Day
- Is it a Cookie?: No
Ever since I was little, I've loved taking things apart to see how they work. I was always fixing broken things and learning how they functioned. For that reason, I always thought that I was going to be a mechanical engineer, but alas, I enjoy those dang computer thingies too much.
So now I'm a third year Software Engineering Student at Cal Poly and I enjoy spending my time building websites and writing code in general. My favorite class that I've taken at Cal Poly so far is the dreaded CPE 357, which has a reputation as being the hardest computer science class at Cal Poly. While it was quite difficult, I learned more than I thought possible in 10 weeks and became a much better programmer in the process.
When I'm not in class, studying, or coding, I like to go to the gym and play sports like tennis, basketball, and ping pong. I also love playing and listening music. For playing, my instrument of choice is the drumset, and I've been playing since the 4th grade. For listening, I bought a pair of broken Klipsch La Scala loudspeakers and restored them with my roommate. I also fixed a broken 15" subwoofer, and together they make plenty of noise.
I also have a car, and it's probably the thing that I spend the most time, energy, and money on.
I've loved the G35 (sedan and coupe) since it came out, so when it came time for me to buy my first car, I knew what it had to be. I saved and waited for the perfect one to appear on craigslist, and when it did I pulled the trigger. I do all the maintenance I can myself and have modified the suspension and braking components to be better suited for 'spirited' driving. Unfortunately my car is an automatic, but I plan on carrying out a manual swap soon.