To all those dads in IT, I understand the challenges you face everyday raising your children and teenagers. We learn from our own fathers, the good, the bad, the ugly, and then do the best we can when our own children come along.
The challenges will differ for each one but you are definitely not alone and I can share that there is light at the end of that seemly impossible tunnel!!
As a young father, I watched my two sons grow and learn to master simple skills from learning how to walk and talk to tying their shoes. Just like other boys they were always eager to explore their environment even if it meant getting themselves covered in mud. However, I was completely oblivious that these simple skills would eventually take them through the complexity of the IT world.
By the time they reached the age of 10 years, they each had their own computers and it was fascinating to watch them quickly learn DOS, Windows 3.10, networking and gaming.
With such early intervention in computers, one son worked within infrastructure/ networking while the other got into programming and to my surprise they had both become IT professionals.
Fast forward 16 years and we now have the family attending the TechEd 2012, experiencing the latest technologies, voice and video communications just like all those years ago. We talk the same language, share similar war stories and passions. Those days of Dream world and Movie world are long forgotten instead replaced by the Microsoft’s Tech world.
So it’s not bad after all! What looked like a possible nightmare or disaster is an even playing ground for my sons and I.
Well if you can't beat them, join them!!