Challenge Me!

That’s right, I want you to challenge me. I am bored and need to fill my mind with something exceptionally difficult, outside of my current scope of work. WordPress is fun to fiddle with, but when it comes down to a challenge, I can develop a WordPress website in my sleep.

Here Is My Proposal

Send an email to: mike {at} mikestratton {dot} net. In the subject line, please right: “I challenge you”. In the body of the message, right the requirements for a software project, a website, a web application, a mobile application – you name it, the sky is the limit. In a few short days, I will show you what I can do and upload the finished product to my Github account. I will give proper credit to any open source code that I re-purpose and I will also list the amount of time it took to finish the project.

How Does This Benefit You?

By proposing a challenge like this, you can accurately get a better comprehension of my abilities. This will be especially beneficial to I.T. recruiters, software companies, corporate entities, etc. The benefit to small business, consultants and entrepreneurs is the result of publishing the code under The MIT License so you can take the code and redistribute it if you would like.

How Does This Benefit Me?

It’s all about the portfolio! It also helps me to extend my reach beyond my current bounds while validating my capabilities.

Programming Languages

You name it, I want to code it. That said, the core of my experience has been sprinkled across many different languages. PHP, Java, C++, Python, C#, Visual Basic, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, HTML5 and a few others.


Any and all platforms, please and thank you! Including but not limited to: desktop, web, mobile, embedded hardware, cloud, space, to infinity(if there is such a thing) and beyond.

Mathematics Problems

No I am not Albert Einstein. That said, I aspire to be like him. Travelling Salesman Problem? Discrete Math? Physics?  You name it, I want to solve it. Or, at the very least, make an attempt thereof.

Computer Science is not Science Fiction

Most people believe that Artificial Intelligence is science fiction. This is absolutely not true. I take special interest in projects related to the Computer Science research field of Artificial Intelligence, such as Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks,  Genetic Programming, Heuristics, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning.

What is Artificial Intelligence?

John McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University, does an exceptional job of explaining Artificial Intelligence in laymen’s terms.