Philip Conrod started developing applications in 1977 after he borrowed a personal computer from his middle school math teacher over a long summer break. He enjoyed programming so much that during high school he attended a two year Computer Programming For Business certificate program at WarrenTech where he graduated with honors in 1982.  Since then, Philip has authored, co-authored and edited numerous computer programming books for beginners. Philip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s certificate in the Essentials of Business Development from Regis University. He has also held various Information Technology leadership roles in companies like Sundstrand Aerospace, Safeco Insurance, FamilyLife, Kenworth Truck Company, and PACCAR Inc. Today, Philip serves as the Chief Information Officer for a $2B manufacturing company based in Seattle, Washington. In his spare time, Philip still enjoys publishing computer programming books for beginners and serves as the President of Kidware Software, LLC. Philip makes his home with his lovely family in Maple Valley, Washington.