Welcome and thanks for visiting. I'm Cody Hurst and If you're looking for someone who has python skills, music/recording/production skills or knowledge about crypto, I'm your guy. Up until now I have tried my hardest to achieve gainful employment through the traditional avenues of going to school and working with state agencies to get in the door at some kind of business, yet most of the time it has resulted in nothing but headaches. In 2015 I had a job study position at my college working in the accommodations department testing college applications and providing feedback to the IT department as well as doing one on one testing with instructors on new courseware that was to be launched. In 2017 I was hired to work as an assistant producing Braille material and doing occasional one on one training with students in schools. Working there was pretty fun as I got to learn new things such as 3d design using OpenScad and then teaching a blind student how to do it themselves. In 2021, I was brought on board by the accessibility resources department at Portland Community College, for which I am very thankful. The position is a casual part time one and that has obviously lead me to find additional sources of income. I had attempted the resale of assistive technology but the market is not very liquid and the market usually does not have the money for a lot of the devices they'd need, such as refreshable Braille displays which can run in the thousands of dollars. Trading crypto has been one of the best sources of income for me, however I have yet to come up with a fully viable and accessible trading solution for the blind, though it is something I'm working on.

My background in a nutshell

My journey with technology has been a self made one, starting back when I was just a teen. I spent nights hanging out in PC help rooms, trying to get free programs from people. That was in 2004 and a few years later it turned into nights of jamming to Chevelle and Godsmack, while tinkering with computers acquired from ads I placed in the newspaper. Buying used PCs from the classifieds, I'd pull them apart to see what made them tick, learning the ins and outs in my room till the sun came up.

This passion for tech eventually lead me to enroll in a vocational school, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove PA, where I attended a computer networking program for two years, being awarded a certificate alongside my high school diploma. Part of the course was passing my Novell CNA for Netware OES 6.5 certification. I mentioned I had recently gotten that cert during a job shadow in 2007 and got a good laugh out of it from the guy I was shadowing. It took me two or three attempts to get that certification and in 2008 I took and passed my Microsoft MCTS for Vista as well. Over the years, between 2009 and 2017, I'd do the occasional remote support gig for friends or drop some knowledge when tech issues would strike.

My academic journey didn't stop there. I attended Southern Maine Community College from 2010 to 2012, then after moving to Oregon in 2012, I attended LinnBenton Community College from 2013 through 2015, and circled back from 2018 to 2020 to earn my associate's degree in Network Systems. Along the way, I stacked up a couple certifications such as my CompTIA A+ and Network+ certs, and also acquired my CCENT from Cisco on the very last day the test was offered (February 20 2020 if I remember correctly). I took both the ICND 1 and 2 exams back-to-back and missed the CCNA by just 25 points. Fast forward to 2024, and those certifications have since expired, but I am employed and doing what I can to make ends meet.

Music is another interest of mine. I have played drums since I was about 5, my skills now much better than they were years ago. Around thirteen I picked up the guitar, took a year or two of lessons at a music shop in town and gradually improved. My interest for music and audio in general evolved into recording, producing, and diving deep into music theory. I spend a lot of time recording in Reaper and learning new recording techniques. I've recorded several tracks over the years with a friend of mine, mostly snippets of ideas, and I've shared them on my YouTube channel.

So please enjoy your stay and I hope you learn something while you're here. Most importantly let's work together to make the world more accessible and helpful for everyone!

Latest Updates

Posted on: 2024-02-14 04:59:02

Hi everyone. Over the last few months I've been working primarily on my crypto portfolio and getting alpha from some private communities I'm in. I haven't done much with the site but that will be changing.

I've recently been picking up development of my audio fps online multi player game. I'm still primarily working on the server, making the map and player modules more robust, normalizing data formats and implementing an event dispatcher system for game state changes. You can find out more about the project or participate by cloning the repo on Github

Lastly I want to promote my discord. I don't have any members hardly so I'm trying to spread awareness of it. i realize it's not full of content most people would be interested in, but if you are into python, crypto and even some political/world event takes that are definitely not popular viewpoints, slide on into the discord. There will be tears for everyone and part of it are my buy and sell alerts and alpha on my crypto portfolio. Discord link (good for 7 days after this post): Discord invite link