What was your first job? My first job ever was working in a family business at a jewellery store in Brooklyn, New York. But, my first job after college was working as a reliability engineer, building database systems to track component failures for equipment sold in support of government contracts.

Did you always want to work in IT? I've always been interested and involved in IT, however I specialised in photonics (lasers) in college. I got my first computer when I was 13 (TRS-80 CoCo) and taught myself how to programme Basic before the IBM XT was even released. It then became my passion and career.

What was your education? Do you hold any certifications? What are they? I have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the state university of New York at stony brook, and since 1990 I've been involved in IT from database design, to programming, to complex network construction. Read more..