What technology field do you specialize in?

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fergie34-p40
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Postby fergie34-p40 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:46 pm

I was a hardware/software tech and novell admin. I have been out of the field for some 7 years but still keep my have in.
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Postby JasonG-p40 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:14 pm

My specialty lies in Visual Basic applications and VBA, and I am currently attempting to master the art of ASP.NET (2.0).

I also have a few years of experience in managing ERP systems (particularly MRP) and database administration.

Outside of the technology world my specialization is in role playing games (table top, board, video, card, you name it) and fantasy novels.
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Postby marianomarini » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:21 pm

I know, education system in Italy is quite different. I studies telecommunications (analog electronic) in high school, then start to works in electric plan. Then start learn computer science with Commodore Vic20 (and this say may age too). I had my own business for 18 years in pc maintenance (hardware and software) and development (assembly compatible Pc and programs, mostly in industrial automation).
Two years ago I quit my job for economical problems (the almost sole client have not payed many bills) and, after one year of ****, now I'm working as production director assistant with IT responsibilities.
But I never stop to study IT, history, philosophy, physic and science in general.
La vita è una lezione interminabile di umiltà (Anonimo).
Life is a endless lesson of humility (Anonimous).

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Postby marianomarini » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:26 pm

I see that may message is "censured", I want to say that I don't wrote any bad word (I suppose). When we have a period of trouble we use to say that is like the opposite of paradise.
I never mind that that was a word unusable. I beg your pardon!
La vita è una lezione interminabile di umiltà (Anonimo).
Life is a endless lesson of humility (Anonimous).

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Like a lot who have been around the block a few times

Postby rknight-p40 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:52 pm

I've done a bit of everything. Started out with a Novell VAR back in 88 and have been doing this ever since with the exception of my mission. Though even there I was drafted by my MP to set up a network and the MOS software when it first came out ... spent about 9 mos in the office.

Spent several years as an independent consultant initally doing Novell and MS networking / OS stuff. Initially moved into databases where in about 96 where I have been ever since. I am considered somewhat of a MS SQL Server "guru". I am currently a database architect for match.com, where among other things I built a clickstream data warehouse for web analytics. We process in the neighborhood of 350M page views a month through the various ETL processes across all our platforms. Total storage for the DW systems is about 10 TB. And people say MS SQL Server doesn't scale. :)

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Postby McDanielCA » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:50 pm

Thanks for sharing everyone. This is very interesting.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:34 pm

telfordca wrote:Thanks for sharing everyone. This is very interesting.

Can you share with us a glimpse of your background, Cassie?
So we can better help you, please edit your Profile to include your general location.

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Postby McDanielCA » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:36 am

Sure, I'd love to. I'm the non-technical person 'round these parts. I work on the content of this site. It's so much fun!

I graduated from Utah State University a year ago. I have an HR perspective and my experience has been in class content at a university and customer and public relationships.

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Postby nwhiatt » Tue May 27, 2008 10:13 pm

I just found out that these discussion boards even existed and I am excited and disappointed. Excited to participate and see what’s coming down the tube in the future. Disappointed that no one told me about them before now – I’ve been missing out. Now, on to the topic:
USU Business Information Systems (BIS) and Accounting undergraduate degrees (2002)
Currently I’m a network administrator for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Growth Fund (Durango CO Area). I handle a lot of stuff, but mostly: MS Exchange, Active Directory, MS Server 200X installation and maintenance, All of our Blackberry Enterprise Server stuff, and end user support. Cross training is very important in our small 20 person IT department, it helps us take vacations and have lives.

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Windows Sys Admin/Integration Architect

Postby johnshaw » Wed May 28, 2008 5:06 am

I grew up with the Microsoft Networking world, earned my MCSE in NT 3.51, back in Utah in those days it was the helpdesk or move so I moved to get a job in the Microsoft World. I've pretty much done it all from Training/Consulting, and now I manage several teams working in a large data center hosting mostly Healthcare IT systems.


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