Making a difference
by Sarah Binns
Denny Hyde is one of those people who are becoming rare in our constantly updating world: He's been on the same career path for 30 years. With most of his childhood spent in Portland, he attended H.B. Lee Middle School where he liked science and enjoyed building circuits and radios. But then the school offered an introductory computer programming course: “And I was completely hooked. I ignored everything else after that. I never went back to the radios,” he says with a smile.
A Few Facts About Denny
Home library: Washington County's Hillsboro Brookwood Library; volunteers at Central
Most influential book: Applesoft BASIC Programmer's Reference Manual. I spent many hours with this book to teach myself computer programming in high school. It started a hobby and career that's lasted over 30 years. I still have the same book on a shelf.
Guilty pleasure: Comic books. Saga is one of my favorites.
Favorite section of the library: Science fiction and fantasy.
E-reader or paper books: E-readers for technical books since they are easy to search, update, and carry. Paper books for everything else.
Favorite place to read: Home
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