by Nathan from Mission Viejo
"No matter what situation your in, you always have a choice." -Richard Brodie
|Portrait of Richard Brodie (http://www.successstories.co.in/richard-brodie-the ())|
You can see him furiously typing and
coding on the computer. That guy is Richard Brodie. He is a computer programmer
and the creator of Microsoft Word. I have always been into computers, and that
is how I found out about Richard Brodie. I couldn't believe that he was the
maker of Microsoft Word. My whole family is on the computer a lot and my dad is
a computer programmer so I want to learn from him. After I discovered him, I
decided to make a My Hero page about him.
To be a computer programmer you need to
be good at math and science. You also should at least get a bachelor's degree
in computer science. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook website a
computer programmer makes around $74,280 annually. Some other careers that need
the same amount of education as a computer programmer are like computer
software engineer or computer networking. What an actual computer programmer
does is he/she makes computer software, and they turn program designs into a
program that the computer can read. It is expected that computer programming will
grow by 8% from 2014 to 2022. Some recent things that have been made or are
being made are video games. According to esrb.org, video games have made 10.5
billion dollars in revenue. Video games are a great source of entertainment for
yourself and your family.
|Richard Brodie in action (http://www.memecentral.com/rbrodie.htm ())|
If you want to be successful in computer
programming you need to be really good at math and science. Richard Brodie
always got good grades in both science and math. Richard Brodie went to Harvard
in the fall of 1977 for his college life and got a bachelor's degree in
computer science. Brodie left Harvard after his sophomore year and went to work
for Xerox Corporation's Advanced
Systems Division and met Charles Simonyi. Simonyi became a mentor for Brodie
and left Xerox to go to Microsoft. Brodie was the one to make
Microsoft Word so that is a huge milestone in his career. Richard Brodie has
also written three books and played in multiple poker tournaments. He started
playing poker because he wanted to have something different in his life. Now he
is trying to get better at poker and writing more books.
|Richard Brodie with his colleague (http://www.memecentral.com/mylife.htm ())|
Richard Brodie hasn't really donated to
any charities or organizations, but he has made many books and revolutionized
the world by making it able for regular people to self-publish. His books have
inspired and helped a lot of people get through tough times. One book by
Richard Brodie is named Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who
Don't Need Help. This book has helped people get past a lot of things that were
hard for them. Another book is Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme.
This book is a book stating facts and just things about the science of memes.
Now that Microsoft Word is able to be used by common people, most people can
now organize things, use it to do school work, and self-publish their own work.
To be like Richard Brodie I have to take
some specific classes. I need to get good grades in math and science which I
already have. I want to Programming Tools which is offered at my school
Capistrano Valley High School. I'm going to learn from my dad because he knows
how to do computer programming. My college goals are to get a Bachelor's Degree
and take a lot of computer science classes. I don't know which specific college
I want to go to yet but I will find out. When I learn all about computers and
how to program them, I want to make a video game or some application that will
help a lot of people or entertain them. A specific program language I want to
learn is Java Script. Java Script will only be the start of my career. This is
what I want to do when I grow up. I want to follow in Richard Brodie's footsteps.
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Last edited 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
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