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Donna Franz


Role and Company

Network Security, AT&T


38 years experience in information technology


Bethesda, OH

About Donna

I have worked in computer field for almost 40 years! Started as a computer operator in the Army, stationed at Augsburg Germany, Field Station. I was taking courses for programming at the colleges they had on base and managed to get an Associates in Data Processing. So I OJTed (on the job training) into the computer programming MOS. After I got out of Army, I worked as contractor on many accounts and fr about 5 companies. I was assigned as a database programmer, application programming, networking, system programming and security. All of these were of support to mainframe computers. I enjoy my work but it does change so much, so fast. It takes a lot to stay up on technology and now all the security issues that come up.

I continually take education courses to make sure I stay up on what is going on in IT.

My passion in life is to help others - in my community, church, special groups that work with community (getting grants for playground equipment), and another group works to get grants to renovate an old flour mill in our community. Lots of planning, cleaning/fixing, and fundraisers. And of course I enjoy my family and friends! Could do anything in life without them.

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2 years ago

How to change career paths from maintenance to IT

Hi Bradley, The IT world is big! There are so many different type of jobs, as well as different types...

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