As a Lead Software Engineer at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Brandon is responsible for everything from software design to data analytics to infrastructure. He has an educational background in business analytics and finance. It was when he began working at Northrop Grumman, that he decided to officially turn to computer science full time. Approximately 8 years, 12 programming languages, 18 hackathons, and over +10000 GitHub commits later he has done software development in the following industries: real estate, aerospace, financial software, internet marketing, and currently film/entertainment. One of his true passions, in addition to working with technology, is teaching, inspiring, and leading others who are interested in pursuing careers in tech-related fields.