Systems Analysis, Programming, Database Applications, and The Web
In 1982 the lab where I worked was the very first in our department to get a microcomputer — a Zenith Z-90 CP/M machine. It cost $14,000 and included an NEC spinwriter printer and 8" disk drive! Back then I didn't even know the difference between the terms hardware and software! But very soon I found myself using that computer and the terminology right along with those smart professors, technicians, post docs, and graduate students. I started taking classes and next thing you know, I'm writing my own programs at work!
From 1988 to 1991, I worked full time in the technology field doing systems analysis, programming, and database applications while finishing my Computer Programming Technology degree from Purdue University. What a great way to get an education! Not only did I get a fee break, in some cases I even earned college credit for my job!
Since then I have done consulting work and am currently employed at Community & Family Resource Center / Tippecanoe Child Care where I develop primarily (and extensively) with Excel, Outlook, Office, and SharePoint Portal Server.
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