My “Career” in IT started at the age of 14 when my mother enrolled me in computer classes - “College for Kids” at a community college in Pittsburgh PA. Even though she had to borrow the tuition of $25 for the classes, Her unquestionably logical argument was : 1) “If you keep up what you have been doing, your going to end up in jail.” - 2) “I DON'T visit people in jail.”
After my first 3 classes, I was hooked. I was a converted geek
Thanks mom !
My Career as an IT guy spans the last 29 years.
Career path includes (many time overlaps):
15 years teaching. - inner city youth, gang kids and adult education.
25 + years as a programmer.
15 + years as a hardware nut.
6 years as a mad scientist electronics tech.
4 years in medical research. (stay away from the RED freezers)
15 years self employed.
7 years homeless - and proud of what i learned during that time.
Currently the Executive Director of Hawaiian Hope - a Technology based non profit organization.