Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and after earning a degree in Electronics he worked as an Automation Specialist for 25 years. In 1999 Shawn launched his first website which was the pre-cursor to TheAutomationBlog.com which he launched in 2013. Today Shawn continues to publish and edit content for The Automation Blog while also teaching PLC, HMI, and SCADA courses at TheAutomationSchool.com.
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