"Stop focusing on what you can't be and start celebrating who you are."~Denise Ryan
I take a moment to lazor in on a distinct area of my expertise. Many who know me, say I have this balanced left-brain, right-brain mix. As my friend Caroline put it, "Her technical skills combined with her creative ability and high energy is truly an inspiration for anyone working with her." I am technically labeled a Computer Scientist and expert in Management in Information Systems.
How did I get here? Here is my story...
In high school I used a typewriter to complete class assignments. In college, I would dread writing papers, not having formal keyboard training, it would take me forever to type a paper and one mistake took forever to fix. It was a tedious task!
I was introduced to computers late in my college career; when I bought my first computer, a ZEOS, top brand at the time. It thrilled me to try to dismantle the operating system to see if I could break the code to make it work again. I would take the computer apart, pull cards and figure out if I could put them back in the right slot and make the computer work again.
It was like a puzzle.
I received my first "real job" as a Computer Operations Director for a small non-profit right out of college, with no formal computer training. I took my first assembler language course 2 years into my career. Like a sponge, I soaked up anything that I discovered about computers. I helped candidates access and generate their data lists from tapes, formulate and discover market-place results, fixed and replaced memory and network cards, develop programs, setup networks and the list goes on and on. I was riding the techno-wave. There were times I was ahead of the wave. My career grew.
I realize that I have worked in every capacity there is known to date in the Technology Industry. A few months ago, I sat down and wrote down the list of positions or skills that I gained throughout my career. It fascinated me! A truly mind-opening experience, giving myself time to reflect and forcing me to take notice in everything that I have accomplished in my career.
There is much to be said about desire and curiosity, my desire to learn technology has been endless. Even though, I was not, initially trained in the technology field I have, since then been formerly trained and know the intricacies of Computers, Technology. Eventually, I learned how to Manage People who Manage Computers, Develop Computer and People Programs, it is truly profound.
My career in the Technology Industry has been an amazing journey and I am a seasoned Techno-Geek riding the Techno-Wave!
*To learn more about me and my experience, please check out my high level profile on Linked In.
*A Special Thanks to Gordon W. Stanley and b.paulini for the pictures.