…I found something inside myself that I didn’t know was there. I was working harder and learning more than I ever had before. I was being more responsible in other parts of my life as well, and it changed me into a real adult, more than any other experience in my life.
Spencer Krum, known in the CAT as Nibalizer, began as a General Science major at PSU. He became involved in building robots with other students at the Maseeh College of Engineering. It was Greg Haynes, a fellow student and robotics enthusiast, that sparked his interest in Computer Science.
I remember my first few forays into the basement very well. I was surrounded by hackers, people were all working on cool programming projects like Tron AI Bots and Starcraft chat systems. It seemed that the only thing that wasn’t being worked on was homework.