About Me

I have had a long career designing and building computer software – 18 years creating educational software, followed by 14 years designing web-based applications. I have now begun a new career as an author of non-fiction books, focusing primarily on the natural sciences, geography, and language.

Philip Bouchard

Who Am I?

A few details to help fill in the picture

  • Recently retired from a 32-year career designing computer software, I now spend much of my time doing writing and photography.
  • I have always seen myself as an educator, which is why I spent 18 years designing educational computer software. My new medium of choice is the written word – creating books and a blog.
  • I grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. I did most of my college studies at the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Texas at Austin.
  • I have spent most of my adult life in California and Minnesota, but I have also resided in Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, Colombia, and Australia.
  • During the 1980s, I was the principal designer of two famous Apple II educational games – The Oregon Trail, and Number Munchers.
  • My post-secondary education, including a B.S., M.A., and a great number of professional continuing education courses, was focused primarily on computer science and botany.
  • In addition to botany, computer science, and teaching, my principal interests are geography, languages and linguistics, world travel, and wildflower photography – along with just about any other topic that helps us to understand the world around us.