About Dragon Ferocity

Hey, Thanks for visiting!

My name is Ryan Andrews, and I'm currently a senior at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO (or MST for short!). This is my personal website, which I mostly use just to test out ideas (or when I need online space for a computer science class). I am currently in a degree program for Computer Science and Computer Engineering. You'll probably find it odd that I have a such a wide variety of interestest from cooking and baking to video creation/editing to watching movies. Being a computer science student means I'm lazy (not the other way around...) which usually translates into "I have so many things I want to do, but I don't have enough time to do them" because I'd rather just relax. It's hard to find something you actually enjoy doing (other than programming that is), so I guess it's a good thing that I have so many different interests that way I won't get bored, right?

A little bit more about me though. If I had to name a favorite movie, I would probably say "Ratatouille" by Pixar, and "Tomorrowland" by Disney. Those movies appeal to the two skills I enjoy the most: cooking, and being a part of the technology of the future. My favorite music genre is probably alternative rock although my range of music choices is huge. All the way from Twenty One Pilots to Matthew Mole with a little bit of Zedd mixed in. I also really enjoy movie scores (among which Michael Giacchino and Alan Silvestri are my favorite). I enjoy board/card games as well. Games such as Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Coup just to name a few. Reading is also something I wish I did more of, but currently, my favorite book series is the "Dreamhouse Kings" series by Robet Liparulo, which is a series of 6 books.

Now that I've told you the interesting parts, let me tell you the less interesting stuff. My first "real" job was for MST IT (not the help desk though). I work for a section called Desktop Engineering. We are responsible for creating scripts (or packages) using SCCM 2012 that will install software silently on a computer. The software we have to write a script for is a combination of commonly used programs and any software that a teacher may need in a computer lab for a class. Usually that means modeling software. We don't actually install these programs on actual campus computers, there's another section of IT for that. We just create the script and test it on the local computers in our office. We also may deal with advanced troubleshooting that the help desk isn't able to solve. Last summer, I worked as an intern for Ungerboeck Software (who make Event Management software), in Dardenne Prairie, MO. There, I worked on a side project for their master software suite. I worked on creating a Microsoft Office 2016 add-in that would allow users to interface with Ungerboeck Software (such as create a meeting, or upload a document to an event.) This next summer, I will be working there again.

Again, thanks for visiting. Here's my Linked-In profile, and here's my Github profile.

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