Stephen Whitney recently joined ACS as a member of the product development team led by Howie Brooks.
Stephen is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the engineering school there. With a father who is a programmer at the university, Stephen was exposed to programming at an early age and was always interested in computers. He got his start in high school, when he and a friend wrote a program using a TI-83 calculator. He likes the idea of “telling a computer what to do” and then seeing the result.
Raised in Dexter, Michigan, Stephen had a rather unusual high school experience. He attended Dexter High School for his first two years but then went to Washtenaw Technical Middle College, a charter high school that is really a community college. Stephen spent three years there, but graduated with an Associate’s degree and 52 credits that transferred to the University of Michigan. This meant he was able to graduate after 2.5 years at U of M.
When he isn’t working, Stephen enjoys playing ultimate (Frisbee), which he does twice a week with a local league. He also likes to play basketball, card games such as euchre and video games online with friends.
Welcome, Stephen, to the Advantage family.