DevStation Instructor Biographies
Driven by an unquenchable appetite for learning and problem solving, Adam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science from Oregon State University Cascades (OSU-C). While obtaining his education Adam launched OSU-C’s Computer Science Club. He was awarded the Student Organization President of the Year for his efforts launching the club and for his involvement with student leadership on campus. Adam has worked for pre-launch startups to established tech firms doing work ranging from UI/UX for mobile, web, and desktop, software quality assurance, project planning and implementation, and customer/client service.
Adam has been a guest lecturer on the topic of Computer Architecture and Assembly Language at OSU-Cascades. Recently, Adam has been instrumental in the launch of DevStation, a software development boot camp at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, Oregon. When he’s not learning or teaching, Adam is honing his critical thinking and problem solving skills as a keen observer of current affairs and political process.
Originally from the island of Borneo, Calvin grew up in Canada, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Fortunately, for him, he never actually broke into that traditional engineering discipline.
Prior to the 2001 Dotcom crash, he worked as a Technical Facilitator, teaching web technologies, VB, OOAD, and UML at the Information Technology Institute; a now defunct, but quite innovative and ahead-of-its-time bootcamp-style school. Fast-forward 18 years, and with various roles in technology, including a combined 10-year stint at Amazon, managing an analytics platform for the office of finance - he realized what he loved most about technology was sharing it, teaching it and being the catalyst for people to see and experience its wonder and potential. While most of his past 18 years have been focused on business intelligence, data warehousing, dimensional/data modeling, analytics and reporting, Calvin’s technological interests have come full circle in recent years with an emphasis on modern web development.
Calvin has an insatiable curiosity for how things work, whether it is technology, people, sports or why he is the only one in his household who knows how to work the TV remotes. In his spare time, he and his wife love enjoying everything Central Oregon has to offer outdoors, as well as the warm and wonderful people who live here. If you have a few hours to spare, ask him about drone racing and how he was a part of a championship race team in 2018.