I am Ron Horner, owner of Horner Consulting & Publishing. We started helping people and companies with their Internet needs in 1999. My career in data processing began in 1987. That was far before there was such a thing as the World Wide Web. As the importance of understanding the Internet became prevalent, I began to learn more about it. The education was not easy. It became very apparent to me that people should not have to figure this entire thing out for themselves. There should be someone available to help. Someone that you can trust and who will listen to you. I am that someone.
My learning of computers began in high school. Story be told, I was looking for a couple of classes for the next semester. A computer language book was resting on a desk where I was sitting. Curiosity hit me and I picked it up and started flipping through it. In reviewing the book, I realized that this was something I could do. I went to the instructor of the class and confirmed that there were seats. Not only was there availability in that class, but also in an introduction to data processing class as well. It was a challenge that interested me, so I signed up for both of them. The teachers saw something in me because they asked me to tutor some of the other students. That is where I started my computer career. I enrolled at the local technology school after graduating.
Besides the technical skills I present, I enjoy working with people. Listening and offering my observations is something that helps understanding the need at hand. In the end, it’s not my website we are creating. It’s the customers. It must represent them in the best way. It should also be something they can stand behind.