This page conatins personal information about Jerome Roy Westrick
I was born in Tampa Fla, March 20 1959.
My father was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and he programs computers about 3
years longer than I've been alive. Back in those days (late 50's and early
60's) when you sold a computer, you had to send programmers with it, since
there just was none around. So we moved every 2 to 3 years, from contract to
contract. My first 8 years, I lived all over the south-eastern USA (Florida,
Georgia, and West-Virginia).
My mother is a Latina, born an american citizen in "Cabo Gracias a Dios"
Nicaragua. So I was first introduced to my Latin American heritage, when we
moved to Latin America (Chile, Uruguay, and Guatemala) with the USAID program.
I graduated from a US Accredited high school, the American School of
Guatemala, in the class of '77, with 2 years of Fortran IV programming. I
immediately started working as programmer in my fathers software consulting
After a few years of college, I was back working as an application programmer
for the Banking industry in Baton Rouge La, and later Miami Fla.
From there, I moved to Switzerland where I spent 28 years working in the
Finance Industry (mainly European Banks). I now have both Swiss and American
In 2010, I returned to Miami where I joined a startup company as a Managing
Member and Principal Developer. And now in 2012 am starting my own software
developement company where I can pass on the extensive know-how I've collected
over my 35+ year carrer.
Although I consider myself a "Latingo" (Half latin american, half USA); The
nearly 30 years in europe have given me a more cosmepolitan character, and
left me with a slight europen accent.