Patrick DeLine has joined ACS in the Implementations and Engineering Services group led by Karl Davis. He is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he earned dual bachelor degrees, in math and computer science. Having grown up in a small town in rural Wisconsin, Patrick found the urban life in Madison to be a big change. He missed being surrounded by nature, although he thoroughly enjoyed his college experience, participating in the marching and concert bands (he plays the euphonium), and playing ultimate Frisbee. He also took a fencing class, which he found to be a fascinating sport. And he finished on a real high note, spending his last semester of college in Leeds, England.
Patrick graduated from college in January of this year and moved to the Ann Arbor area when his girlfriend got a job here. He was pleased to find the job at ACS and has hit the ground running. He feels that ACS offers an ideal environment, offering the chance to work on a system with extensive code and yet being small enough so that all the employees know each other. So far, Patrick has done work on the advertising module and has also worked with Mike Hasey on Business Intelligence functionality.
Patrick lives in the Kerrytown area of Ann Arbor and likes that, while still a large university town, Ann Arbor is greener and quieter than Madison. There is even a small stream running by his home.
In his leisure time, Patrick enjoys reading (Stephen King is a favorite of his), music, art and occasionally writing. He enjoys debate and would like to join a local debate team. And Patrick is also a gamer, although he is quick to point out that he plays computer games, not console ones, and considers himself a gaming idealist, preferring the open source concept.
We're glad that he has brought his ideals here to ACS.