Richard Mouser

As a kid, I was always curious about how things worked and had an insatiable desire to build things beyond my means. Lucky for me, my parents encouraged my curiosity and desire to create.

I built small toys to play with, then graduated to forts, tree houses, cars, and a hot rod.

When I went to college, I thought I’d do something with cars, which were my primary passion through high school. Engineering seemed like a natural path to follow.

At that point, I had never even seen a computer. One of my first Engineering classes was programming in the language APL. From the beginning of that first computer class, it was over. I and changed my major to Computer Science and never looked back.

I found writing software gave me all the intellectual stimulation of working on or building mechanical things like cars, without the burned hands, skinned knuckles, and grease under the fingernails.

Later, in a senior Computer Science project, I was introduced to the absolute joy of building software with a team. It was an amazing experience to work with others to build something bigger than I could ever do by myself in the time-frame available.

The first engineering class that introduced me to computers, plus a few years of experience in the industry took me from a kid that always wanted to build things bigger than he possibly could, to an adult that leads teams working on software projects that are bigger and more fun than I could have ever imagined.

Let’s have some fun and build something amazing.