I get excited about technology, about new product announcements or the latest release of a minor update to an obscure piece of software. I have an affinity for gadgets and love trying new things. I love making things work and making them work better. I am in awe of the wonders of the world that we live in and I am excited for what is coming!
I currently work for a school district that serves a community very similar to the one I grew up in. Everyday I get to work with and for the students who, not too many years ago, were just like me. I get to combine my love of technology, computers, software and gadgets (the geeky stuff) in ways that help to make a difference in a community similar to one that helped make me.
I am good at understanding problems and collaborating on solutions. Whether learning about business processes to help improve them with technology, figuring out a networking issue, solving a problem with a driver, writing custom applications or automating mundane tasks; my ability to identify, learn about and troubleshoot the problem in front of me allows me contribute to solutions. I am also good at sharing my knoweldge and experiences with others and helping my peers find the right solutions by leading them in a direction that allowins them to make their own discoveries.
The combination of my affinity for technology and my experience have provided me with a pragmatic view of the IT world. I have learned to value the opinions and experiences of others. I appreciate standards. I have learned to embrace open sources. I have learned to avoid the trappings of brands or fanboy-isms in favor of choosing the right tool for the job. I have learned that I do not need to continually reinvent the wheel.
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Below is a list of books that I've read recently that have had an impact on my thoughts and ideas about how best to do my job.