Hi, I’m Brian Bird, an instructor in the Computer Information Technology department at Lane Community College. I teach C++, C# and JavaScript programming courses as well as mobile and web app development. I also own a software development company, Creative CyberSolutions. At CCS, we develop web and mobile apps for our clients.

I started this blog while I was working as a senior software Engineer at Axian Inc. At that time, I was converting a large VB6 and C application to VB2005 and C++. This was when I first started learning the .NET framework.

Before learning the .NET framework and langauges, I did a significant amount of VB6 programming, and a lot of C++ programming for MFC, ATL, COM, and the Win32 API. (And way back, I did Fortran and Pascal programming on UNIX and DOS machines while earning my BSEE.) Most of the software I wrote in my early career was for equipment control and test applications. I also wrote some data base and e-mail software. A significant number of the programs I wrote involved some kind of graphics rendering or video processing.

Most of my career was spent in the Microsoft world (except for my early days writing semiconductor test programs on UNIX and VMS machines), but now I do most of my work on a Mac writing cross-platform mobile apps using the Xamarin tools.

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  • 1. Tom Markey  |  January 6, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Am a retired (sort of) linguist: google me if you wish: Thomas L. (T. L.) Markey. Hope to visit the Yagnobi this summer and need suggestions and how to do so. Thank you for your help in advance. Should I contact Bahriddin Aliev?

    • 2. Bahrom  |  January 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

      Did you mean to leave this comment on my other blog, birdswords.wordpress.com?

      We arranged our homestay in Tajikistan through Saiffidin Mirzoev at the Rudaki Institute of Langauge and Literature in Dushanbe. He is the director of the langague department and was qutie helpful. In fact we ended up staying with his family. He frequently helps arrange research trips for visiting scholars.


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