I am Parker Williams. I am a Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Student, Innovator, Ideator, Software Developer, Business News Junky, Undergrad BYU IS, and MIS PhD hopeful at the University of Arizona.
I am a student attending Brigham Young University studying Information Systems. I graduate in April. I am always looking for opportunities to make the world a better place through business and technology. I look to get to know new people in every industry and grow my network as much as possible. I am a big believer in "It's who you know, not what you know". However, I am always looking to learn from who and what I can. Currently, I work for Dr. Jeff Jenkins as a Research Assistant. We study mouse cursor movements and what insights can be gained into an individual through how they move their mouse. I personally research how to make web-pages more accessible to individuals who experience hand tremors. I presented research at the Americas Conference on Informaton Systems in 2015 and at the International Conference on Information Systems in 2016. I hope to attend the University of Arizona in August 2017 to pursue a PhD in Management Information Systems. I enjoy learning from all sources. I love spending time with my wife and daughter, swimming, snowboarding, coding, traveling, and wood carving.
Currently, I am living in Provo, UT. I will be moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in April.
I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area until I left for college. I started at Brigham Young University in Fall of 2009. From summer 2010 to summer 2012 I served as a missionary, volunteer representative, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Colorado and Kansas. The life lessons I learned during this time in my life taught me a lot about perseverance, hard work, selfless service, and leadership. In fall 2012 I started back at BYU and have been diligently working to finish up my education. Since starting back at BYU in 2012 I got married and had my first child.
I am a dreamer and a goal setter. If I put my mind to something, I will not stop until I am done. I believe that experiential learning is far more productive and effective than traditional learning. I am fascinated with startups, entrepreneurship, business, finance, networking, software development, technology, and enjoy reading books about business. I am passionate about my family, my faith, achieving my goals, research, and combining technology with business to solve problems.
The following are examples of some of my work.
ClosetShop.clothing was created as a landing page for a local Provo, UT startup. The main goal was to share the video and collect emails to gain a potential customer base.
StandardIntelligenceTest.com was created to display test answers for a university standard intelligence test for an experiment.
IQTestAnswers.com was created as a dummy site to display answers for an IQ test. Zach Jones is a fictional individual given credit with building the site.
BlueFlame-Tech.com was created as a splash page for a company. The owners of the company are still determining what to display on the site.