|My name is Scott Klement,
but my friends usually call me "Scotty." I was born on January 28th,
1969, and I've lived all my life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Thats
in the USA, if you're wondering...)
I was married
on September 23rd, 2000 to Tracy, the love of my life. We've been
dating since May 1991, and living together since July of 1998.
On May 18, 2005, Tracy and I had
a baby named Alexander. We're very proud of our new addition!
My parents are Annie &
Roger. They were married for 29 years before my mother was killed
in a tragic car accident in 1997. My father is still alive, however,
and has remarried to a great lady named Carla.
I have two brothers, both
younger than me. No sisters. Tim is 3.5 years younger, and
is works as a psychologist in Stevens Point, WI. Kevin is 5.5 years
younger and is a philosopher and professor of philosophy.
can read more about him here.
The main things that I do
with my time are: computers, gaming, and spending quality time with
Gaming: I belong to
a group of AD&D players, Sheepshead players (a card game, click here if you want info) , a group that likes to play board games, and
by myself I play various computer games. Whew.
Computers: My first
love is programming. I was first taught to program at the ripe young
age of 11 by my father on an IBM System/34. Two years or so later,
I had an Apple //e, which I used to do yet more programming. Eventually,
I ran a BBS (Bulletin Board System) which I wrote most of the code for.
Soon I found myself writing code for use on many other BBSes of the time,
and helping other SysOps to get their system working the way they wanted.
In all, I helped out in the process of running 17 different BBSes.
I've done (useful) programming in 21 different programming or scripting
languages (Though, I can't promise that I remember them all at this time!)
Almost all of that has been on a system used by many different people.
For many years, I helped to
run an online BBS called Operation
DataStorm (ODS), which is now in its 3rd incarnation, the prior two
bring "Online Data Systems" and "Online Data Services".
For a very long time, I was the IT Manager & Senior Programmer at Klement's Sausage Co, Inc., which is a company that was founded by my grandfather and his two brothers.
Now I am a Product Developer at Profound Logic Software, Inc. where I work with one of the most talented teams in the industry to create software for IBM i Application Modernization.
I also travel to speak at various IBM i related conferences and user group meetings as time permits. Click Here for Public Appearances and Here for Presentation Info & Handouts
Well, I hope that sums me
up pretty well. Click Here to Leave Me a Message