Lately I’ve been involved in explaining social media to people in county administration. Its been a very rewarding experience and I’ve learned a lot about my county, the people who run it and myself.
One realization about my self that I’ve come to is the need to upgrade my computer skills. I am no slouch when it comes to navigating a pc, far from it. I’m one of the first people called in my branch when someone is having difficulty with a computer. Most of the time I’m able to solve the problems I am presented. Luckily we have a very good library IT department who can fix anything I can’t
Where I need to upgrade is in the area of creation. I am not a programmer. Not sure I’ll ever be one, but right now I know very little about how programming is done. This is an area I need to strengthen. By not knowing more about how software is created I feel I’m at a disadvantage. As I progress through my career having a basic understanding of programming will become more important. I’d like to be able to create something useful for me and my colleagues one day. I don’t know what it would be but right now everything I use is created by someone else.
So, to go about this new initiative, I’ve looked into the local community college. It looks like a good place to start. I’ll also try to teach myself by using the library’s collection. Let’s see where this takes me.