If you are here, you probably already know my name: Cameron Taylor. I am a Software Engineering student who is always learning new things and applying them to new projects. On this page, you will learn more about me and what makes me tick.
Above all, I am a learner. From magic tricks and Rubik's Cubes to science and software, I always need my brain to be working at 100% of its ability. School has always come fairly naturally to me, and as a result, I have learned to search outside the classroom for mental stimulation. This began to surface as I left Mark West Elementary School and entered 7th grade at Santa Rosa Middle School.
At the time, a buddy of mine and I began learning magic tricks. This ranged from little foam rabbits to card tricks (my personal favorite). For one of my birthday parties, my parents hired a magician. "How did he do that?!" kept rattling in my head as he performed. To me, magic tricks were my way of learning how to discover and drove me to find out how everything works.
Since learning magic, I have learned and become close to obsessed with various other hobbies. In 8th grade, I became fascinated with Rubik's Cubes. I average about 30 seconds per solve and have a personal record of 15 seconds. #humblebrag
Soon after switching to Santa Rosa High School, I began to take drum lessons and started a rock-funk-ska band called Firegills. To this day, I am mesmerized by talented musicians and interesting music.
While in high school, I joined the FFA and learned how to raise market goats. From my Sophomore to my Senior year, I raised 3 boer goats: Chacho, Rico, and Don Quixote. I learned goat showmanship and auctioned off all 3 at the Sonoma County Fair for a profit. With Don Quixote, I won 2nd place in the goat showmanship competition.
In my first year of college I discovered computer programming. Since then, I have settled on Software Engineering as a career. The ever-changing nature of the field keeps me coming back to learn more, do more, and make more.
My primary focus now is completing my Software Engineering degree at Cal Poly, so most of my time is spent in class, at my internship with Worldspinner, or doing homework. When I find the time, I work on my personal projects and play video games with friends. I consider myself an amateur game designer, and spend a lot of brain-power analyzing and criticizing games.
To learn more about me, have a look around the site! I will try to keep the site up to date with all of my projects and endeavors.