1. What does being a member of the IT profession mean to you? How did you come to this understanding?
Being a member of the IT profession means that I have chosen a career path that uses talents and learned skills in the electronic, logic, and abstract areas. I came to realize that I was going to contribute those talents and skills to the next revolution in productivity when I was gifted a computer for my 14th birthday. I saw how I could use it to improve my grade school assignments – especially in accuracy.
2. What do you expect of yourself as you work towards becoming a full-fledged Doctor of Science in IT?
I expect to put forth my best efforts. I am a leader in a Scouting troop. This is what I tell them to do. I should do no less. However, I do expect I will periodically overcommit myself as I find a balance between perfectionism and practicality. I also am trying hard to limit my preconceived expectations of what I should do and learn in this program. Is that ironic?
3. What will the profession expect of you?
The profession will expect me to be a positive example of both what Information Technology can do to benefit society/business as well how it can be trusted. There has been much effort in automation and accessibility over the last several decades. Now a large effort is being put into security and accuracy.