Go Ahead and Be Geeky

By Martin Schaeferle | September 26, 2012


There was a time when computer programming was considered something that only "geeks" did. Anyone who spent all of his or her time in front of a computer clearly had no social life. That belief system has changed a great deal over the years, as computers have become more and more important to our ability to communicate and carry out business transactions of many different types.

Having computer knowledge, such as how to use Sharepoint 2010, or how to effectively utilize C#, is now almost a requirement for job advancement. For those people who were slow to jump onto the computer bandwagon, the learning curve can feel very steep. However, a C# video course, an online HTML5 tutorial, or a web-based course on Sharepoint 2010, can help you feel less like you are floundering at the deep end of the pool.

With a better understanding of how to program web-based applications, and how to develop and work with network systems, you can increase your value at work, and your overall effectiveness with computers. So go ahead and be "geeky", because "geeky" is savvy, too. 

Martin Schaeferle

Martin Schaeferle has taught IT professionals nationwide to develop applications using Visual Basic, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP, and XML. He has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Tech-Ed and the Microsoft NCD Channel Summit, and he specializes in developing Visual Basic database applications, COM-based components, and ASP-based Web sites. In addition to writing and presenting technical training content, Martin is also LearnNowOnline's vice president of technology.