Susan Ottwell is a self-taught grandmother of eight who has been interested in computers since more than 40 years ago. She has worked with PHP for over ten years and found MODX when it was still part of Etomite, and decided to stick with MODX since.
Susan Ottwell is a self-taught grandmother of eight. She first became interested in computers, both hardware and programming, more than 40 years ago, but got her first computer only a year before the arrival of her first grandchild. She spent a number of years working both independently and as a shop technician building and repairing PCs, from Connecticut to Miami to Israel, while learning various programming and database languages from x86 assembly to dBase to VB to perl in her spare time.
For a time, she taught C++ and other programming language classes for an online gaming service's "online university".
Her PHP studies began over ten years ago, and have been conducted solely with the assets garnered from the Internet. She discovered MODX when it was still a set of modifications to Etomite, found that it suited her needs, and when MODX forked into its own CMS/CMF system, decided to stick with it, learn it thoroughly, and contribute what she could. She finally decided to make the shift from Evolution to Revolution only a few months ago, although she was involved in early pre-Alpha testing and has from time to time tried it out. "It's never too late to start learning something new".