I like to automate things
I work as a network consultant. What I like most with my job is to help people who want to work in a better way and automate what they do. This can be done through workshops, tutorials such as the ones on this site, one to one training. It also includes setting up systems and workflows and writing code which might be missing.
From an early age I've been drawn speculative fiction. I love it when I can settle down with my Kindle and get lost in a story. Unfortunately there's also so many other things I want to do.
Aside from working in IT I really enjoy to write fiction. While I struggle to find time to write on my novel, I've cofounded a writers group. We generally meet every second week and work on our collaborative projects.
I really like the way writing code lets me be creative in my work. It feels great to be able to solve problems which would have taken hours to do manually.
As many others I started out working with servers, Novell Netware and early Windows versions, as well as different Unix systems and Linux. Later on I transitioned into networking. Since the start I've had an interest in replacing manual tasks with automated ones, this started out with login scripts for client computers and simple inventory systems and has evolved on to where I more and more see myself as a developer.
Looking forward I think it's been a good path to walk as I now have an understanding of both the systems and the networks. As the department silos of different organizations are breaking down it feels good to be in a position where I can understand how the larger IT environment fits together.
In my day job I work with our clients as well as in internal projects at Conscia Netsafe.