Day 29 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – Looking back (at geek life), would you have done anything differently?

Day 29 – Looking back (at geek life), would you have done anything differently?

If I did things differently, I probably would not have met Linda and had 2 wonderful daughters and gotten to New Zealand.

So , I would not want to trade my current life.

Having said that, I did make a few decisions that in hindsight might not have made sense as a young adult.  I spent too much time playing and partying when I was in school.  And I changed majors multiple times.  But I have always loved technology, so in hindsight, going right into the technology sector would have made my live easier.  If I had gone straight into Computer Science for my BS, I probably would have gotten my Masters Degree at Duke or UNC (in Computer Science) and maybe my PhD too.

Instead, I got a more business oriented in my approach, and my Masters Degree is an MPA (Masters of Public Administration) with a concentration in Information Technology, from North Carolina State University.

So, things worked out well, I just took a roundabout way of getting where I am.

About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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