GirlGeek of the Week
I graduated High School I wanted to go into a field that was different
from what my siblings were doing. They were into accounting, chemistry
or biology. I saw an ad in the paper for a local business college
to learn computer programming and decided to attend their two-year
course. After graduating, I programmed in RPG2 for a number of years
but eventually became bored with the kind of work that I was doing.
Twelve years ago I was offered the position of Manager of Data Processing
as King World's
sole computer support person.
I learned the PC environment from the ground
up by supporting the hardware and software needs for all of King
World locations. In the beginning, King World's desktop computers
were PC's and XT's with a 10 MB hard drive and two 360k floppy drives
as standard features (look how far we've come!). The environment
at King World has always presented new and interesting challenges
due to the growth of the company and the constantly changing computer
industry. What is great is that as diverse as the computer industry
is, anyone can find his or her niche.
When did you first discover your love and/or
obsession with computers and technology?
I developed my love for computers as a result
of the learning and the challenges presented to me over the years.
How do you earn a living?
As Director of Information Technology for King
World Productions, Inc., I am responsible for overseeing all computer
operations throughout the King World enterprise. I wear many hats
and enjoy the range of involvement I have with King World.
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
No, but I wonder if that's what others are thinking
when their eyes glaze over as I attempt to discuss technical issues
with them. I do have other interests outside of work.
What is your favorite Website?
because it offers thought provoking scenarios that I can relate
to. These scenarios challenge me beyond my current experience level
and help to guide my professional development.
What do you do when you are not working?
I enjoy delicious food and wine, a good book
or movie and getting outdoors when possible.