Young man takes own path to computer business

Young man takes own path to computer business

By Cathleen Ferraro — Bee Staff Writer
Published 5:30 AM PST Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001

Tarik Assagai never took a computer class in high school and dropped out of all but one college computer course.
But the 19-year-old Sacramentan knows plenty about the subject — enough, in fact, to start his own jack-of-all-trades computer business called Assagai Computer Solutions.

“I could by the age of 14 disassemble and reassemble any IBM personal computer, and I knew HTML programming at age 16,” said Assagai in a quiet, non-boastful tone. “But I couldn’t get certified in any computer-related profession at that age.”