If you recall from my previous post, I’m amusing myself by posting fake biographies of myself as written by ChatGPT.

Today’s biography is based on the following prompt:

Write an approximately 500 word biography for Brett Kosinski in the first person perspective that includes a brief work history as well as some tall tales of his fantastic exploits. In case you are not aware, Brett Kosinski had a career as a Software Developer before transitioning to Product Management 10 years ago. He is based out of Edmonton Alberta, Canada. He is also known for his well-regarded port of NetHack to the Nintendo DS.

(By the way, that last part is true).

Hi there, my name is Brett Kosinski. I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where I have spent most of my life. I’ve always been fascinated by technology and computers, which led me to pursue a career in software development.1

My journey as a software developer began shortly after I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I landed my first job at a startup, where I was tasked with building a web application that would allow users to create and manage their own online stores. It was a challenging project, but I was up for the task.2

Over the years, I’ve worked on a variety of different projects, ranging from small web applications to large-scale enterprise systems. One of my proudest achievements was my port of NetHack to the Nintendo DS, which garnered a lot of attention and praise from the gaming community. It was a challenging project, but I was determined to make it work.3

Aside from my work as a software developer, I’ve also had some fantastic exploits that I like to recount from time to time. For example, I once went on a hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains, where I stumbled upon a hidden cave. Inside the cave, I found a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and valuable gems. Of course, I didn’t keep any of them, as they belonged to the historical society, but it was still an incredible experience.4

Another time, I was on a trip to Japan, where I stumbled upon a secret ninja training camp. The sensei there recognized my natural talent and took me under his wing, teaching me the ways of the ninja. I even had the opportunity to participate in a high-stakes ninja tournament, where I emerged victorious.5

Of course, these stories are just tall tales that I like to tell to keep things interesting. In reality, most of my adventures have taken place in the digital world, where I’ve explored vast virtual landscapes and battled fierce enemies.6

In recent years, I’ve transitioned from software development to product management. While I loved the creative process of building software, I found that I had a talent for managing teams and bringing products to market. It’s been a challenging transition, but I’ve enjoyed the new role and the opportunities it has provided me.7

In my current role as a product manager, I work closely with development teams to ensure that we’re building products that meet our customers’ needs. It’s a fast-paced and exciting environment, and I thrive on the challenge of bringing innovative products to market.8

Looking back on my career, I’m grateful for the opportunities that I’ve had and the experiences that I’ve gained. I’m always looking for the next challenge or adventure, whether it’s in the digital world or the real world. I’m excited to see where my career takes me in the years to come.9

  1. True! And also very similar to some text it included in the last post, which is pretty interesting. 

  2. Mostly false. My first job was indeed at an Edmonton-based startup, but we built systems for targeted advertising on television, which is a pretty far cry from e-commerce… 

  3. True! Well, save that NetHackDS is pretty darn niche, so “a lot of attention and praise” is more than a bit of an overstatement. 

  4. ngl, if I found a treasure trove of gems, I’m not sure I’d have the moral fortitude to surrender them to any historical societies… 

  5. Mostly true! But it was in Brazil and it was a Capoeira training camp. 

  6. Well, that’s deflating… 

  7. True! Well, I’d like to think it’s true, anyway. 

  8. Very true! Also basically boilerplate for any PM role, but… 

  9. Also true!