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Christopher James Willcock

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About Me

Hello there! My name is Chris Willcock. I experienced the change to widely available internet access as a teenager in the mid-90s. My early interests in video games led me to an amazing community of volunteers, working on fan translations of foreign-language-only titles. I connected with a mentor, himself a 30-something bachelor with several degrees in mathematics. Together we explored reverse-engineering hardware of the NES, and software at the assembly level. I contributed to works such as the translation of Musashi no Bouken, from the original Japanese to English. The noted contributor Yukelon is a younger me.

I have continued the practices of self-determination and self-empowerment through knowledge and control of computer systems ever since, though my specific area of interest has moved away from video games and tends to be fluid. I am grateful that I had a mentor. He gave me the fair criticism I needed, generous training hours, and insight that comes from years of practice. I try to pay-it-forward by being a mentor and giving of myself as I have received from others.

I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE; 2016) and in my local community, I am a founding member of the Summerside Makerspace. I co-organize and co-host a bi-weekly Homebrew Website Club meetup (since 2019-04-18).

My local park is named to honour Canadian gold-medal-winning Olympian, Heather Moyse. I like running through there to the track. It takes sixty (60) seconds.

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