Charles Stacy Harris III - Is a Senior Software Architect with Microsoft Services. Stacy has been part of Microsoft's field services organization since 1992. In that time he has developed a wide range of software including device drivers for custom hardware, customer service applications, e-commerce web sites, prototypes for advanced aircraft instrumentation and was even on loan to the Microsoft Cluster Server development team for a short time.
Stacy has a degree in theoretical mathematics and is entirely self-taught in software development. His first programming was at the age of 12 when his father bought him a book on 8080 and Z-80 assembly language, but because his family couldn't afford a computer, he wrote all of his code on paper and ran it in his imagination. Shortly after that he moved to a 6502 CPU on a KIM-1 microcomputer kit that belonged to his best friend's dad. Here he learned to key in hex opcodes directly into memory and had his first true introduction to debugging.
To wind down from long days of software design and development, Stacy enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family, photography, bicycling, studying French and Italian, and of course writing more code!