I'm John Woolsey, an Electrical Engineer, Software Developer, Educator, and native Texan.
What I Do
I am so lucky to be following my dual passions of electronics and teaching. I recently launched a new venture with my wife, Amy, called Woolsey Workshop, where I learn about the latest electronics and software, make electronic and software based things, and then share what I've learned by creating tutorials, writing documentation, and providing code.
I became fascinated with all kinds of electronics and software at an early age. I spent a lot of time tinkering with things to see how they work and even built my own robots with scrap parts and controller boards.
My first personal computer was a Timex Sinclair 2068 with a whopping 128K of memory and program access via a standard cassette recorder. This is where I learned my first programming language, BASIC, and was enthralled with all I could now accomplish. My parents, having little technical knowledge themselves, had no idea what I was up to, but strongly supported me in my strange and expensive habits.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree at the University Of Texas at Austin while working in Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector and stayed with the company for a total of 20 years.
I formed my own company, Hamilton & Weston Holdings, in 2010 in the hope of utilizing my years of experience and wisdom in a new facet of life. After learning about the new iPhone released by Apple, I began studying this new technology and became a full time iOS Developer under the ExtremeBytes Software brand of my new company. I released several apps under this brand and contracted my services to other companies.
It has been an enjoyable experience programming in so many different languages across multiple systems and platforms in both my professional and personal life. The journey so far has been exciting and rewarding. Outside of the science and technology realm, I also have interests in nature, investments, mentoring, and spending time with my family.