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Aaron Pavao started programming at age six and women's rights activism at age twelve. After growing up in the golden age of hacking, he studied computer science, linguistics, and history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He worked as an IT consultant coding and installing networks before catching the education bug in 2000. While teaching computer science classes in Madison, he attended Edgewood College to become a teacher of math and computer science. In 2009 he started teaching at Waunakee Community High School, where he helped the computer science program grow to six courses with a dozen sections per year. His students have gone on to a number of careers, in and out of the information technology field, and he's proud of every one of them.