I have been involved in IT since I was at school in 1984-88 where I wrote my first program on a sinclair zx spectrum.
I also wrote a multiple choice program describing the biology of a flower for a science fair using the GWbasic language in 1986
I started my professional career in IT working on Novell products back in 1996 and have continued since then.
In later years I have changed focus to be more virtualization orientated with Server and desktop visualization being my main focus.
I also spend some of my limited free time on the open source project http://www.bongo-project.org which is a mail and calendering solution.