A camel friend and I pose in front of the Pyramid of Khafre in Giza, Egypt

Random musings and thoughts

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I'm trying to get back into reading (aren't we all?) so here's what I've read recently (courtesy of my Goodreads):

I was a big Star Wars expanded universe fan, and still am obsessed with Grand Admiral Thrawn.

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I'm always learning

I'm always learning new technologies and refreshing my skills. Follow along with me on my

  1. Bret McGowen's Coursera profile
  2. Bret's freeCodeCamp profile
  3. Microsoft Learn

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Looking to hire me? - Sceva

Need coding or consulting done for your custom software apps? I'm available for hire via my tech consuling business Sceva. Sceva specializes in C#, .NET, Node.js and Google Cloud projects.

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Here's a time I was quoted in the campus newspaper when Aggie Bonfire was canceled: "Bret McGowen, a junior computer science major, said Bowen's decision is hard to stomach."

Bret McGowen quoted in the Battalion TAMU student newspaper

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Name twins

I have an identical name double ("Bret McGowen") in Michigan who sadly recently lost his son South Bend Tribute obituary and a second obituary. My heart goes out to you.

There's an almost name twin in New York who also recently passed, here is one of his obits at Farone & Son.

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Public speaking

I've given dozens of talks to audience sizes from 15 to 2,000+. Here's one of my very first talks from way back in 2015. Don't worry, I've gotten better!


I have an alternate Twitter account at @BretMcGowen but also feel free to message me on Twitter at @BretMcG.