[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Seventy Two]
Within my CV you may have noticed that I have an undergrad in Dance and a Master’s in IT which is very much who I am.
I was a professional dancer in the United States and if you’re a professional dancer in the United States, you need to have one or two or three OTHER jobs in order to pay the rent and bills and survive, which is sad, but neither here nor there.
It never occurred to me to do that for actual money.
Instead I was a receptionist, a waitress, a data entry specialist, a temp and while that’s great for some people, I was miserable.
I was working as a receptionist at a tech company when 9/11 happened and we watched live as the plane flew into the second building and my brain helpfully asked, “What if you were a receptionist at the top of that building right this second?”
I quit my job immediately, went back to school and grabbed a Master of IT.
My first tech job was Windows thin client support and I was in heaven.
I got to dance AND code.
I got my cake and ate it, too.
My plan with dance was to get a BFA, dance professionally, get an MFA, join Academics, tra la la.
During my MFA dance program, my assistantship was the webmaster for the University.
I loved my assistantship. And hated dance.
Soon after, I joined Red Hat and here’s how I got to DevRel.Continue reading ““So Tell Me About Yourself, Rain””