Kip R. Irvine


 Kip Irvine has written five computer programming textbooks, for Intel Assembly Language, C++, Visual Basic, and COBOL. Along with Tony Gaddis, he is co-author of two books on Visual Basic: Starting Out with Visual Basic 2010, and Advanced Visual Basic 2010. His Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers has been translated into six languages. Kip grew up in Kailua, Hawaii as a surfer, sailor, and surfboard maker. He studied classical guitar and music composition at University of Hawaii, and earned a doctorate in music composition from the University of Miami in 1982. Around that time he began programming computers, and was a professor of Computer Information Systems at Miami-Dade College for 17 years. He also holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Miami, and since 2000 has been on the faculty of the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University. He is also a programming team coach and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.