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Hello and welcome to Fireknite/MattCYoung.com,

My name is Matt and I'm currently a student at UNM majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems (BA:MIS). Fireknite has always been a screen name of mine and welcome to my home. Attending school takes a good amount of my time. When I'm not in school however, I focus on things such as my job, my passion for computers & technology, and racing.

First, to tell you a little bit about my job, I work at an Advertising Research Agency. There, I'm on a team of computer programmers doing in house specialized software design. Our software is an extensive front end to the companies MySQL database that not only gives users an interface to the DB, but also enables them to automate a large amount of their work.

Second, I have a passion for computers and technology. I have been using computers since I was 3 and have always been fascinated with them. I have taken many programming classes during my college experience. Also, I have had many years doing programming with my job and trying things out in my free time. I have experience with Windows, Linux, and Mac; MSSQL and MySQL; C, C++, C#, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, and AppleScript...just to name a few.

Finally, I have a passion for racing. I have been "racing" since before I was born, as my mom was racing Auto-X while pregnant with me. Growing up, it was a common weekend activity to head to an Auto-X event with both of my parents while they raced. After turning 23, my dad and I purchased a '88 Buick Regal / Chevy Monte Carlo to race at a local dirt oval track in the Street Stock division. That track closed shortly after. We converted the car over to run on the pavement and I'm currently racing it in the Sportsman division at the local pavement oval track.


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