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zero through nineteen

Planted 02020-11-26

As of writing, I have less than two weeks until I turn 20.

Edit 03/07/2021: I started this as a reflection of years as I neared my last of being a teenager. I like this and hopefully will keep it updated as a loose timeline of sorts.

Feels weird.

Looking back now I draw lines by education and it’s only after thinking harder that more meaningful delineations come to mind.

For the past couple years I’ve tried to keep a timeline of events I find meaningful at the time, because looking back those events are easily lost.

Also, I’m really bad with dates. And school years go between years but we’re just going to ignore that.

2000 Born and stuff

Born in Kettering Ohio.

Young Lukas
Young Lukas starting to grow up.

2007 First coding experience

Uncle wanted to show me Ruby on Rails or Rails, but I couldn’t wrap my head around it at the time. (Sourced from my Heroku account.)

Also first learned about HTML and CSS and started to build small projects but it took too much time to create so I got bored.

2012 First social media

Joined Twitter in December 2012. Seems notable. I’m the type of guy to create a Twitter account in 2012 but not post anything until 2015-2016.

Also created Github account.

2013 Created YouTube/Google? Account

Must have gotten my first laptop around this time as well. Google acquired YouTube so I’m not sure about the account structure and I’ll just attribute this to when I first signed up for YouTube.

Some favorite channels of the time:

  • FilmRiot
  • Corridor Digital
  • Sam and Niko (now Corridor Crew)
  • Ryan Higa

2014 8th Grade

Was a part of the i3STEM Program.

First real coding interest: BASIC on Ti-84 calculator. Coded so much during all my classes I had my calculator taken away in history class.

Used Final Cut Pro and Motion 5 to make Punkin Chunkin class video.

Started working at Chick-Fil-A

Personal Records:

  • Cross Country (2-mile): 11:04
  • High Jump: 5-6

2015 9th Grade (First year of High School)

I coded lock screens for my jailbroken iPhone 5s with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Personal Records:

  • Cross Country (5K): 17:26
  • High Jump: 5-8

2016 10th Grade

Videos made with Final Cut Pro:

Quit working at Chick-Fil-A (on the spot. People leave managers, not companies.)

Did volleyball instead of track.

2017 11th Grade

Built my own computer. Took AP Psychology and AP Micro/Macro Economics.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell was the summer reading for AP Psych. It’s the first book on my book list because I really see this book and class as a propitious moment to come across this information.

Started dating Sabrina.

Personal Records:

  • High Jump: 6-0

2018 12th Grade

Upgraded mid-2011 13-inch MacBook Air to a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro.

Wrote articles and designed graphics for School Journalism class.

Was brought on to the Branding committee for Olentangy Local School District.

Started Designing at Infinite Smiles.

Personal Records: High Jump: 6-4, won Ohio Capital Conference Championship.

2019 First year in College

Graduated high school.

Built my own website

Left Infinite Smiles to go to college.

Became a contractor at ABB.

Work in 2019.

2020 Second year in College

COVID-19 Hit. Contractors let go from ABB.

Took a trip to Colorado with Carter.

Purchased 2012 MacBook Pro and Upgraded to 16 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD.

Had second brothers weekend.

Joined Traffic Think Tank (TTT), hired by Adam at Loganix.

Moved to Florida with parents.

Flew for the first time on my own.

And here we are.


Left Loganix and TTT to work with Andre at Virra.

Built my first production React app with Next.js.

Platform Progression

I find this notable. What a time to be alive.


Moved into new Florida house with parents.

Joined Virra Marketing through Andre.

Built my first production web application with Firebase and Next.js.