Zac Who?

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I'm Zac. Zac Hester. I was born and mostly raised in Rapid City, SD. I live in Olathe, KS (a suburb of Kansas City, MO) with my wife Shannon, my 7-year-old son, William, and my 4-year-old daughter, Zoe. I was formerly employed as an embedded software engineer with Garmin International. I have a B.S. in computer engineering from SD School of Mines and Technology.

I've become a bit of an all-round endurance athlete. I lap swim three days a week, run three-to-four days a week, and I commute to work on my bike. I've completed two marathons, numerous half marathons, several trail runs, and a handful of sprint-distance triathlons.

When I can, I really enjoy rock/alpine climbing, backpacking, and mountain biking.

Although a lot of my interests are centered around fundamental math/physics, I'm a bit of a software geek. In the course of my engineering education and the last twenty years of being employed to write some kind of software, I've become attached to the software engineering process. I really enjoy solving puzzles and tackling hard engineering problems on my own. I have a critical eye for optimized algorithms, and direct-path solutions.

My other geeky hobbies include playing the guitar, robotics (including Lego robotics), 3D modeling/animation, drawing, writing, and classic sci-fi movies and TV shows.

A few more links that may be of interest:

Professional Site
Garmin Connect Profile
Google Profile
LinkedIn Profile
GitHub Profile