People often ask me how I became so knowledgeable in this field. While my formal education certainly played a role, my passion for technology started at a young age and has been a significant part of my life ever since.
Technology and knowledge regarding technology has been my obsession for so long, I don't really know any other existence. I grew up in a family of engineers, with my father being an electrical engineer and all of his brothers being engineers as well. Their father, my grandfather, was known for his “never say no” attitude when it came to taking on projects that involved engineering, creating, fixing, and just generally getting his hands dirty. From a young age, I was exposed to this mindset and knew that I wanted to be a part of it.
My father was a great mentor, and he taught me everything he knew about tinkering with machines and electronics. He showed me how to approach problems with a logical mindset, think critically and analytically, and never give up until a solution was found. This skill set proved to be invaluable as I pursued my passion for technology.
When I was seven years old, my parents won an Atari Computer, and that was when I truly started to develop my passion for technology. I spent countless hours playing games, exploring the operating system, and learning how the machine worked. I also started to program it immediately, in the language of BASIC. Furthermore, I was hooked. It was through this experience that I first realized how technology could be used to create, innovate, and solve problems.
As I grew older, my passion for technology continued to flourish. At the age of fifteen, I was already running my bulletin board system. This allowed me to connect with other like-minded individuals and expand my knowledge of technology even further. I joined clubs, and went to events about computers and electronics.
When it came time to choose a career path, I knew that I wanted to pursue a degree in a field that would allow me to combine my love for technology with my passion for business. I decided to pursue a degree in Management Information Systems at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
My degree at RIT provided me with a formal education in areas such as programming, database management, and project management. It allowed me to further develop my skills and gave me a solid foundation in the field of technology. However, my upbringing and love for tinkering played an equally important role in making me the technology expert that I am today.
I'm now over forty, with a huge number of projects under my belt. My experiences have been very broad, allowing me to do everything from wood working to electrical repair. I really love it, and consider this a deep passion of mine.
I'm now trying to encourage more people to do this great hobby and profession by using my blog to and vlog to inform people about what I have learned these years.