My name is David Roddick. I’m a husband, a father, and a web developer from Sydney, Australia.
When I was around 11 or 12 years old, my friend and I were obsessed with the video game Mortal Kombat. Like a lot of kids, I spent a lot of time playing video games. Unlike most however, I wanted to learn how to make my own games.
Being the late 90’s, there was no YouTube or kids coding programs, so I used books and the dial up Internet in my Dad’s office to search for tutorials and wasted way too much printer paper printing off what I found.
I had my own 486 PC running MS DOS. Not the most up to date computer at the time, but it was my own, and for a kid it was awesome to have my own computer.
In 2008 I was asked to build a website for a local business. This was my first paid development job that kick-started my career. Now I work as the Technical Lead for a Sydney publishing company building news, media and events websites.