Stephen Atibalentja is a U of I graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Military History. He started his career in Information Technology while at the U. of I., and has over 15 years experience working in IT as a Software Engineer/Architect and Business Analyst. He joined Tax School full-time as Application Developer in March 2020 (4-days before lockdown), and has been busy ever since building Skynet version 2. Stephen enjoys trying out new things, and driving fast cars. He was trained as a concert violinist by Donna Hladish in Peter Schaffer’s studio at the U. of I. School of Music, and played in the Illini Symphony Orchestra for four years under Conductor Jack Ranney.