'CTO' at (two people). The version you see today, is written in Java/Tomcat with jQuery on the front end. Currently working on a much enhanced version 2. Spent too much time in the Javascript universe. JS Fatigue is real).

"Formal" education in digital electronics.
Been programming since the early 80's. First in machine language (yes 1's and 0's) on a 4 bit machine I built. Then Assembly, Basic (many flavors over the years), Turbo Pascal, etc., etc., PHP, Java, Javascript (Node, Next.js React, etc.).

Always looking for greater efficiency (read: more time programming, less head banging).

I found Rust appealing for many reasons. Overall, Rust feels like the right balance of just about everything. More on that here.

Still early on the learning curve. Looking forward to big things!