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Hometown

My name is Aidan Michael Follestad. I was born on July 28th, 1995 in St. Paul, Minnesota to my mom Natalie Michael (maiden name Swenson), and my dad Jeffrey Follestad. I grew up living in St. Paul and Minneapolis— the great Twin Cities. As I was growing up, my parents let me try many different things and provided me with the resources to try them; the major things that came out were playing the drums, snowboarding, and computer programming (my skills and work experience pages contain specifics about what I know).


School

I went to Children's House Montessori on Randolph in St. Paul for pre-school. I later attended Armatage in Minneapolis for kindergarten. From 1st grade to 6th grade, I attended Linwood A+ Elementary School in St. Paul before the school merged with Monroe. For 7th and 8th grade, I attended Ramsey Junior High. I graduated from Central Senior High School with the Class of 2014; I attended the University of Wisconsin Stout for a year, but I'm currently taking a break as it's not required for my work at the moment.


Career Path

I'm currently employed full time at Target HQ as an Android Engineer. Before that, I was employed by SkillFitness® in downtown Minneapolis, which started out as independent contracting. Before that, I was employed as the lead Android and iOS developer for a small startup company in Bloomington, MN called Ricco Solutions. I've been a programmer for 9+ years. In the future, I'd like to start my own app development company, or work for Google.

You can see evidence of my work and reputation I've gotten from being an active Android developer in the community by searching my name on Google.


Favorite Quotes

“You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.” More...

“Your time is limited, donít waste it living someone elseís life. Donít be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other peopleís thinking. Donít let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”Steve Jobs

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.”Karl Marx