My name is Dustin Brewer and I got my Amateur Extra license on 2014-12-30.
I became interested in amateur radio after a bit of time playing with Arduinos/RF24L01+ radios, and tinkering a bit with software-defined radio (specifically ADS-B).
After studying for a couple weeks, I found an exam happening close to me. I took all three tests in one sitting because I did not want to have to pay the test-taking fee multiple times. I know people seem to hate instant extras, but that’s not my problem. :)