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Jon Schwartz is one of the four cofounders of The Phrogram Company, a spin-off from his consultancy, Morrison Schwartz. He has been self-employed for about half his career, and has also worked for companies large and small, including Microsoft Corporation and IBM. Jon started programming in high school, creating games in BASIC on precursors to the PC. Phrogram--and this short cut--are inspired by that memory, and make it even easier and more fun today for beginning or hobbyist programmers to create their own games.
Walt Morrison is one of the four cofounders of The Phrogram Company, a spin-off from his consultancy, Morrison Schwartz. In high school he helped a teacher design and build circuitry for electronic organs, and later began writing programs for the very first microprocessors. Walt learned to program in Assembler for the Z80 and remembers the early days of hobby computing on machines like the Commodore 64 and the TRS80. Experiencing just how simple and fun programming could be for a novice is what lead to the creation of Phrogram with his coworkers.
David Witus is one of the four cofounders of The Phrogram Company. David has been an early adopter of computers since he borrowed a Commodore 65 to write a term paper in college over winter break. He has been using computers to do useful things ever since. David found his way into the technology world in 1993, when he joined Microsoft Corporation as an attorney. Since 2003, he has been involved in several start-up businesses. David put his non-technical perspective to work in helping write the first several sections of this short cut, and is thrilled to be part of an effort that makes it easier to learn real programming.