Jon first came in contact with a graphing calculator in 8th Grade when he bought a TI-89 for math class, only realizing that he wouldn't be required to use it for the next two years. However, that didn't stop him from trying to figure out everything the TI-89 did and could do, as well as provide him with a means to learn how to program. In fact, Jon attributes a large chunk of becoming interested in computer science to the time he spent programming on his calculator. He has been involved in various projects around the web, including hosting his own website Vast Lands of Grandia. Jon is majoring in computer science and mathematics at Tufts University.