I've learned to troubleshoot Windows, Linux, Mac, and network problems by breaking an error down into all of its components. This ability also makes me an excellent teacher because I can explain a problem at its simplest level. My best student is my wife. I can't stand to let her use the DVR remote when we visit my family because it's too painful to watch her... struggle, but she can understand me explain binary, Big O notation, and my Shell scripts. I loved seeing her grasp onto the different sorting techniques I was studying one semester. When I explained the interior of a computers memory as a bookshelf, inserting one book could mean a lot of shifting around other books, she got it. This is one of the abilities I can offer to benefit my peers and an ability that helps me excel in a team.
I love my work!
My current project is tool commonly used for management statistics, the idea came from a discussion with a professor at Utah Valley University, he was tailoring a 360 management survey to the needs of the school, after some discussion we determined we could automate the survey administration and reporting. The work in progress is here.
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