About myself

My name is Jose Stovall

I was born on September 14, 1995.

Since the age of 9, I've had an interest in technology which only evolved as the years go by. I got my first computer and iPod on my 12th birthday. From that moment on, I've constantly strived to teach myself how to do things even the simplest of computing tasks.

Preceeding my sophomore year of high school, I was so interested in computing (still using the same desktop computer that was my first, by the way) that I decided to look up how computers work and learned how to build a computer through repetitive disassembly and reassembly of an old family desktop. By the time my sophomore year started, I decided to sign up for the Computer Science class offered at LaVergne High School. Ever since then, I've had a deep passion for computer hardware, which was only bound to develop!

By 2011, I had graduated LaVergne High School and took my first ever computing class at a college level, which taught basic HTML (sans CSS and JavaScript). At the time, I had originally chosen to study Digital Animation, but these beginning programming concepts really caught my attention. Meanhwile, a friend and I were highly involved in a game called Minecraft, and we decided that we weren't thrilled with some of the recent changes the developers had made to the game. So we decided to make our first programming endeavours to change them back. Hours of frustration later, and my friend and I had finally figured out how to decompile and deobfuscate Minecraft's source code so we could edit it (using a tool called MCP). Once I could finally see the source code, it didn't take me long at all to find the exact .java file I was in search of, and make the very simple edit I wanted to make.

And thus, a flame was lit.