My name is Jeff Easley. I’ve spent most of my working life doing everything there is to do in the restaurant industry. Bartending, waiting tables, and managing restaurants was great for single life, but not the best once I started a family. I decided I needed out a couple years ago, and tried out a few things. I did network administration for a couple years right out of high school, but my knowledge in that area has become very outdated. To show how long ago it was, I participated in the planning and implementation of at Windows NT to Win2k conversion…loooooong time ago!
When I was a kid I taught myself how to fix computers, make batch files in DOS, and wrote web pages from scratch using HTML. In hindsight, its what i should have pursued as a career back then. I decided that now is the time for me to pursue that. I’m currently in a bootcamp through UNCC hoping to do just that. I know that without recent relevant experience, I am behind the 8-ball in comparison with others. But the importance of networking and a portfolio are not lost on me.
I’m all in on this, and very happy to have found a local group that I may be able to learn from. Any and all advice is definitely appreciated!