Who Are You?

My name is Chris Zeh. I live in Silicon Valley with my wife Katie, where we share our house with one dog and one cat.

Programming Background

I began programming at a young age, beginning with BASIC on my fathers Apple II GS, eventually moving into QBASIC, Visual Basic, then progressing into more complex programming languages.  I’ve learned, and worked on projects using C, C++, Python, Perl, and Java. I have also spent considerable time on web development with HTML, CSS, ASP(.NET),  and Javascript/jQuery.

Engineering Background

I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I completed the CSU Professional Learning Institute – Leadership training course, and  I was the project leader of an award winning Senior Design project.

During my undergrad, I held a multi-year internship with Nestle Purina, as a software developer. Later I took an internship with Xilinx, where I conducted power consumption characterization on leading edge FPGA’s.

Presently, I am an Application Engineer for STMicroelectronics, where I perform a device validation role on prototype Motor-Controller/Power combo ASIC’s.

Why do you Blog?

My main reason for blogging is so that I can chronicle all of my adventures and projects while I learn and develop as a professional Engineer.

I have a full slew of hobby projects that I want to get started, and I think this will be a good avenue to share what I’m working on. My hope is that the content I create here will help, benefit, inform or at least entertain the readers.

My goal is to post here regularly, but depends on how much idle time I have.

What else do you do?

I’m interested in computer generated graphics. Despite my lack of artistic talent, I like to dabble in Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as 3D graphics in Blender. It would be fun to work on a graphics engine, or raytracing software down the line, we’ll see what projects I find time for.

Besides my very geeky interests, I also enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, soccer, playing guitar, watching football and drinking a cold pint with good friends.

How can I contact you?

Feel free to send me emails at:

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