When I was 18 years old, I spent one year at Georgia Southern University as a student with an undeclared major. At this point in life, I didn’t want to go into technology because it was something my father had done most of his life, and my brother was majoring in computer science at Clemson. As someone who hadn’t declared a major, I believed I would eventually figure things out during my first year there, but realized very quickly that college life wasn’t for me, which in turn directed me back to living with mom and dad while taking some classes at a local community college while continuing to figure things out.
If I could go back in time, I’d tell the 18 year old to major in computer science. Afer realizing quickly that I had a knack in technology, I got an entry level job at a collections firm, and followed that up with 13 years growing from an email administrator, to help desk support, to project management, R&D, data center management, disaster recover, and other various Microsoft-based technology products, to numerous to mention. For the past 6 years, I’ve been consulting for both HP and Intellinet.
As somone who has been working in technology for the past 20 years, I recently realized that it’s time to give back to the community. It helps that both of my kids are at that age where they are able to handle the daily things in life without too much help from mom or dad, and my wife, an outstanding educator in Fulton County, has the ability to deal with my obsession of talking about system management and Powershell scripts as if she knows what I’m talking about.
Throw in my daily morning workouts and an occasional trip to Walt Disney World, and you get the idea of the type of person that I am.
I’ve got a bunch more, but here are the main one’s to highlight on this blog.