Tools for thinking traders: MicroVest's Steven Kille
Successful software development was nowhere in Steven Kille's life plan when he headed off to
Western Illinois University for a master's degree in economics. Computer programming, in fact, wasn't
even on the agenda. But when his mother presented him with a Franklin computer, the now 28-year-old
founder of MicroVest discovered an unrivaled addiction in programming.
He wrote his first technical trading program as an teaching assistant to Dr. Thomas Drinka, associate
professor at Western's Department of Agriculture. By graduation, Kille had developed two saleable
programs and opened MicroVest's office. Today, his duo of charting and research programs—High Tech
and Back Trak—have received consistently high marks from traders and reviewers alike.