About Me and Noxtar.com

Hello everyone, my name is Javier Guerrero, I live in the Hartford county area in the state of Connecticut. I moved here from Bogota, Colombia in 2006 when I was 11 year old. I have a deep interest in science and technology. As a child, I enjoyed taking things apart to learn how they worked. It was easy to take things apart but the real challenge was to put all the pieces back together. Whenever I failed, I would build other things from all the spare parts. From this hobby, I grew an interest in computers and robotics, especially in the realm of science fiction. This interest in technology pushed me to learn computer programming. When I was 16, I learned the basics of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. I thought it was so amazing the things you could do with a computer. YouTube was my learning place, watching many tutorials made by TheNewBoston.

After graduating from E.C Goodwin Tech High School in New Britain, I decided to go to the University of Connecticut. I was accepted there as a Chemical Engineer major, but I later switched to Computer Science and Engineering. Having completed two years worth of college education, I made the decision to voluntarily leave the University in order to move to Boston and continue my career path there. Now I spend most of my days learning computer and academic skills that spark my interest. I enjoy learning anything related to computer programming, I love the thought process, creativity and logic that goes into making a program and I strongly believe that more people should invest time into learning this important skill.

I started this website back in November of 2014, and back then it was hard for me to balance school work and time spent working on the site. The lack of time was very discouraging and often burden me with stress. I felt frustrated because I wanted to have time to learn about topics that often caught my curiosity (Yes, mostly on computer science) and also work on my projects. I've always been very proactive looking out for opportunities to grow as a person. If I had been a regular student I am sure I could've sneaked some time for my website. However, I was not just a student, but also a business owner on eBay, worked a part-time job at my University IT Center, web developer, and crypt-currency trader on BTCE. My little business on eBay consisted of buying broken smartphones, mostly iPhones, refurbishing and putting them back on sale at a higher price. My original intention with starting this website was to share content that I found interesting and tutorials on key computer skills. But I later realized that there is a lot more things I know that I can share with the world. Unlike the average website, this site is intended to be my platform, my stage, where I can share all things me. All content that I believe people will enjoy and perhaps learn a thing or two. Yes, most of the content will be technology-related but I am certain anyone can find something interesting. I also want to make of this site, a market place of ideas, where visitors can engage and share their views on any particular issue.

About The Noxtar.com Logo

Noxtar and Google Logo

The reason why I chose four jigsaw puzzle pieces as the website logo was because at the time when I launched the website, I wasn't sure what to focus it on. For me, my newly created website was sort of like a jigsaw puzzle, I wasn't sure exactly what content to focus on. The jigsaw puzzle pieces also serve to symbolize how I see learning. For me, the journey of learning is sort of like a jigsaw puzzle in the sense that every piece regardless of how insignificant it might seem, plays a major role in creating the big picture that is knowledge. I also chose the red, yellow, green, and blue colors because of the influence that Google has had in me. I respect and admire the work of Google as a software company. The name, Noxtar, is also symbolic of humanity's pursuit for knowledge. In Latin, Nox means "night" which is representative of the dark loneliness and solitude that humanity had to endure during the dark ages. The "tar" in Noxtar is supposed to sort of sound off "star" meaning that even in complete darkness, there is a tiny spark of light which represents human curiosity.