andy at wrigley field
Hi, I'm Andy Rutledge and I live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Right now this website is just this page, but it may eventually become a kind of professional profile of the cool stuff I've worked on.
I've been interested in computers and programming since I was old enough to reach a keyboard. I graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
I'm a software developer and my most recent job was lead developer of GIS Workshop, Inc., a small technology firm based here in Lincoln. I worked there for fourteen years and I specialized in building GIS software that involves mapping and spatial analysis. Check out the company website for more information about GISW.
I play Magic: The Gathering. I'm also a Level 2 DCI Judge and judge competitive events in Lincoln and Omaha, as well as nearby Grand Prix. My favorite format is cube drafting; I've built my own cube if you want to check it out. You can likely catch me playing Magic at Hobbytown at Pioneer Woods on any given day.
I put together an online Magic proxy deck builder which is useful for printing out cards for casual games or for competitive testing.
I enjoy watching sports. My favorite sport to watch is baseball and my favorite pro team is the Chicago Cubs. I've been a fan of the Cubs since I was six years old and have become a rather devoted fan in the last several years. I usually make it to a Cubs game or two at Wrigley every summer.
I also like to watch football; my favorite team is (naturally) the Nebraska Cornhuskers. I've come to enjoy pro football more than I used to; I don't really have a specific team that I follow, but I always root for former Nebraska players.
I also enjoy playing sports. I occasionally partake in a local bowling league, and even took home the gold medal several years back in the Cornhusker State Games. I've played softball during the summer with our office softball team. I've also been known to play ping-pong and badminton from time to time.
I love music! My favorite band is Shadows Fall. I first heard them on Guitar Hero and I was hooked. I like most genres but most of all, hard rock and metal. I also play the guitar, acoustic and electric, just for fun.
Catch me on Facebook, if I know you:
and yes, this is about all of the web design effort i want to put into this page