Went to Auburn University, studied philosophy, and worked as a student manager for the men's basketball team. No technical degree, but technology was the focus of my writings as I became fascinated with it in my late teens. When I wanted to switch majors to CS it was too late, meaning I'd have to take out a loan to do so.

No way. Everything I have to learn is online for free. So I began teaching myself "how to code" in December '21. I noticed the business model of many online learning platforms were the exact same as universities. They know information exists elsewhere for free, but if you want credit you have to pay.

It's stupid, and does not innovate shit. I use YouTube and pay $10/mo for TryHackMe (THM’s $10/mo is for extra curricular, not credit).

This created a grudge against pay-for-credit education. One that echoes throughout the tech community.

The ultimate thing I want to do with my learnings is fulfill the following vision.

To create a system of learning that accounts for -

It is with these things, talent can be developed at the scale and pace in order to tackle the complex problems of our times.

Calibir is an attempt at this vision.