Personal Information

I live in San Diego, California, and work for myself, writing, training, and consulting. I have been quite active in the ASP/ASP.NET community since 1998, back when I started

Since then I have authored numerous books and magazine articles, spoken at many user groups and conferences across the country, and have taught numerous ASP.NET and .NET classes at the University of California – San Diego – University Extension.

My primary workday consists of writing and consulting. I am usually either busy writing on a magazine article or book or working on a project for a client.

I have a technology-related blog up at ScottOnWriting.NET, where I talk about technical writing, technology, and ASP.NET. For non-technology matters, I post to my personal blog, Scott On Life.

I have been working with computers since a young age and started programming with GW-BASIC at age 10. I soon moved onto QuickBASIC while in junior high, and then TurboPascal in high school.

After high school, I started work on a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Missouri – Rolla (now named Missouri University of Science and Technology).

During my years at Rolla, I worked for Empower Trainers and Consultants, a consulting company based in Kansas City that is now out of business.

It was at Empower where I first learned ASP. At the time, there were only a handful of informational Web sites on ASP, so, upon returning to school, I cajoled three good friends into starting (A more detailed history of 4Guys can be found at The History of

While at UMR I also wrote my first two books: Sams Teach Yourself Active Server Pages 3.0 in 21 Days (co-authored with James Atkinson, one of the other “four guys”), and Designing Active Server Pages.

After graduating from UMR, I moved to San Diego.

Since then, I’ve obtained my Masters degree in Computer Science at the University of California – San Diego. I’ve also managed to write another seven books, along with a training DVD.

For a complete list of my accomplishments – both books and otherwise – be sure to check out the Experience section.

The most important accomplishment in life has been meeting and marrying my beautiful wife, Jisun, and raising our daughter, Alice.

If you are interested in learning more about me, check out my blog at ScottOnWriting.NET, and my assorted code projects.