I'm Gareth, aka. Spirited Snowcat
Thanks for taking an interest in my projects! If you’re new to my work, then here’s a little more about my background:
I started teaching myself game server programming as a hobby back in high school after joining the Conquer Online private server community. It was around that time when I decided to drop my acceptance to a four-year university in graphic design and marketing to pursue my interests in programming and computer science.
During my community college years, I made life-long friends with likeminded engineers and professors who helped put a roof over my head, gain self confidence, and become financially independent. The college hired me as a lead tutor and lab administrator after my second year, and I broke into the industry a year later with a paid internship working with industrial automation software. It was at that internship and in that college’s lab where I discovered interests with new friends and now current colleagues.
In early 2017, I graduated from a four-year university with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science; and not long after started work at Blizzard Entertainment: the company that originally inspired my commitment to game quality and polish.
Now a former Blizzard engineer, I continue my work in game microservices for the game industry. At the end of the day, I couldn’t be happier with my current role and where it’s taking me, and I’m so glad I took the initiative back in high school. I lead each day with a desire to continue learning and brighten the lives of players around the world through software and entertainment.