So some people may ask what I do… In short I’m something of a misfit in corporate IT departments in that I have never settled on one specialty i
n IT over another. I’ve worked on most technology platforms that have surfaced in the past 25 years to one degree or another, liking most & hating some few. Some have been in-depth, some I’ve barely scratched the surface on.
My current corporate title is “Sr. Client Technologies Analyst”, but thats a cover up for saying I look at everything and figure out how to integrate whats best for the company at a given time. Of course that time may be in the future and not now. I keep thinking it means “don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” as well.
Its interesting how after spending 15 short years in IT that I’ve not found a specific specialty niche, instead, the niche is still what it has always been for me – Information Technology as a whole. I won’t and can’t pretend to be a specialist in any one aspect from technical to managment, from financial to administrative, but that is what I am eventually responsible to understand. When a technology comes along, how will it fit into the company/corporate culture of the moment or future – its really a crystal ball experience.
Whatever comes along next, it’ll still inspire, thrill, frustrate, and reinforce my notion that IT crosses all business boundaries, social boundaries, both good and bad. In short – I’m one of those old-fashioned, original Geeks that is all about technology.