My career in computer IT has been diverse and passionate. I love data (data conversion, database optimization, data analysis, and statistical analysis) and software (web-application mostly, but also native, mobile, and scripting), but I’m most passionate about security (OS/Server hardening, password security, encryption, web-application security, secure dev-ops). This passion in IT security has lead to becoming a certified IT security professional with certs from CompTIA Security+ and IBM.
An MBA from National Chung-Hsing Unviersity in Taichung, in the subject-area of patent information management for technology and market forecasting gives me some knowledge and insight into the fast-changing high-tech industry and its various business sectors. Building my own small business that provides software consulting, software development, and operates its own online school for ESL learners called ELAAN, gives me experience in developing and securing a web-application, marketing and growing a user-base, and hiring and working with people to accomplish big tasks with limited resources. These are my core project management successes!
In the early days of fixing desktop computers since the late 80’s when my parents got me my first computer; an IBM PS/2. In high school I spent several years assembling and selling personal computers, eventually attending University of Guelph to study Computer and Systems Engineering, and University of Saskatchewan to study Anthropology (with some focus on the culture of technology).