Tuesday, February 9, 2010

This guy

So I've talked a lot about Sam here, cause he was serving a mission and all, but I don't want to neglect my youngest brother Will.

I don't think he wanted me to blog about him, but oh well! My dad already said some of this stuff in a family email, but I'll repeat it here. So he's a little smarty pants. He loves anything to do with electronics and computers. When Sprint announced their new phone 'Pre' (Sprint's answer to Apple's IPhone), Will immediately started learning about it, researching it, and eventually hosted a forum on the Pre. His reputation as the "Pre expert" grew and eventually reached the ears of O'reilly publishers, a CA company that puts out how-to manuals on stuff like how to code, understanding operating systems, etc- a sort of understanding geeky stuff for dummies. Anyway, O'reilly approached Will and asked him to be a technical reviewer for their new Sprint Pre manual. And, they'd pay him! So for a couple weeks, they would email him sections of the book, he'd review, make changes/comments and send them back. The finished manual was sent to them and my dad scanned a couple of pages:

Will is also currently working on a couple of app's for the phone, including a free game he programmed and designed called 'Countdown' and it's already had 14,000 downloads!

Sheesh! 15 yrs old too. Smarty pants, smarty pants. I can't believe he's old enough to be driving, and soon to be dating! Holy crap!

Also, he's a great uncle. Ethan loves him and I'm sure Leah will someday too. I miss living so close to my family. But I won't complain about a 2 hour drive. Some people have it much worse.


Kathleen said...

That's pretty cool. I wasn't nearly that cool at 15!

Lonna said...

Wow! That is really impressive. Pretty sure that if I had all the free time in the world and loads of technical skills, I would not be as cool as Will.

I think that was a great idea to do a little post on him, he totally deserves it, and only 15. What will he do next?

Brian and Alicia said...

Wow, I cannot believe how grownup Will is and how incredibly smart. Well he's a Honey so that's not surprising. :)