Hello, my name is Michael Smith Jr. I am a Junior at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) studying Computer Science and Information Technology. I have always had a passion for computers and see a computer science degree as a mere extension of this passion. Until I started taking classes in college, all of my programming knowledge was self-taught using resources around the internet.
Throughout my time at Mizzou I have participated in various student organizations such as Marching Mizzou, and the Mizzou Computing Association. Through the Mizzou Computing Association, I helped to lead the Web Development Student Interest Group to help others learn about web development. I have also participated in Hack Illinois 2015, Hack Illinois 2016, Hack Mizzou 2014, Hack Mizzou 2016, Arch Hacks 2016, and Hack Illinois 2017.