About Scott Byers

Scott Byers Instructor Bio UNH Coding Boot Camp

Scott has been in the software industry for over 20 years, and a computer hobbyist for almost 30, traversing a wide range of technologies and services along the way; from Microsoft to Apple, from .NET to PHP, from Corporate to OSS, from Mongo to SQL, and from physical hardware to PAAS/SAAS/Cloud solutions. After a few years of focused Software Engineering work, Scott transitioned to Full Stack development and Architecture and never looked back, having spent the last 15 years as a Senior Software Architect.

During that time, Scott authored 2 ground-up CMS’s in PHP and Angular that are still being used today, founded a popular custom online gaming platform (FraggedNation), designed dozens of cloud solutions, websites, and custom apps, and became Director of Engineering at a local startup. There he trained and managed developers and network engineers implementing custom software solutions before striking out on his own for a few years.

Currently, Scott is working as a Senior Software Architect for a technically diverse consulting agency in Portsmouth, NH and enjoys solutions in Angular, Javascript, PHP, AWS, and much more as the challenges arise.

Fun Facts:

  • He is a NREMT Certified EMT volunteer for Newmarket Fire & Rescue
  • He has a third-degree black belt and is a former MMA/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor/trainer for almost 15 years
  • He is an avid crossfitter, olympic lifter, hobby nutritionist, and is SCUBA certified
  • He is a passionate musician and singer
  • He loves video games, sci-fi, pitbulls, outdoor activities, movies, cooking, wine, and Islay Scotch
  • His languages of choice are Javascript / NodeJS, PHP
  • His framework of choice is Angular 5 – hands down
  • His favorite dev tools are Vagrant/virtualBox, phpStorm, Material, Bootstrap, and good ‘ol Terminal