On Technical Paths…

Today, my apprentices had the opportunity to listen to others talk about the various paths in the technical realm.  While I missed this discussion, the topic did make me reflect back on my own path.

The path I took went like this:

  • Programmer – hobbyist
  • Editor – national student publication
  • Internships – programming
  • IT support in academia
  • Tech support/management for an Internet provider
  • Systems support/database administrator/programmer for manufacturing
  • Web development for an electronic media company
  • Published author and tech editor of a technical book
  • Independent consultant / conference organizer / speaker / community advocate

If you had told me that my career would take this path, I wouldn’t believe it.  However, it’s truly been a labor of love, and I look forward to the journey ahead.

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