My IT Annaversary
I didn’t realize it until recently, but 2008 marks my 10th annaversary being in the IT industry. It just kind of snuck up on me really, but when someone asked me how long I’ve been doing what I do, I had to count twice to verify it has been 10 years.
I’m not quite sure yet how I would envision the next 10 years, since technology changes so rapidly. I will probably slow down a bit one day soon and try to map out some plans for the coming years.
It was 10 years ago now that I got my first IT job, a lowly rebate programming position using PICK. From there what I consider to be a real IT position came along where I worked kind of like an apprentice for a local IT services shop. I learend a lot from the other techs and eventually became the technician of choice for several clients. I went on to work for state and local government and to obtain my certifications in 2004 after about 6 years in the field.