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Meet Field Day Delegate – Mary Fasang

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  2. Meet Field Day Delegate – David Ball
  3. Meet Field Day Delegate – Alex Neihaus
  4. Meet Field Day Delegate – Denny Cherry
  5. Meet Field Day Delegate – Keith Townsend
  6. Meet Field Day Delegate – Brian Gleason
  7. Meet Field Day Delegate – Adam Post
  8. Meet Field Day Delegate: Nico Stein
  9. Meet Field Day Delegate – Tricia Howard
  10. Meet Field Day Delegate – Evan Mintzer
  11. Meet Field Day Delegate – Stephanie Ihezukwu
  12. Meet Field Day Delegate – Wes Milliron
  13. Meet Field Day Delegate – Shaun Bender
  14. Meet Field Day Delegate – Michael Davis
  15. Meet Field Day Delegate – Matt Callaway
  16. Meet Field Day Delegate – Scott Driver
  17. Meet Field Day Delegate – Dave Benham
  18. Meet Field Day Delegate – Manon (“Mae”) Lessard
  19. Meet Field Day Delegate – Haydn Andrews
  20. Meet Field Day Delegate – Timothy Dennehy
  21. Meet Field Day Delegate – François Vergès
  22. Meet Field Day Delegate – Jennifer (“JJ”) Minella
  23. Meet Field Day Delegate – Wences Michel
  24. Meet Field Day Delegate – Josh Fidel
  25. Meet Field Day Delegate – Chris Williams
  26. Meet Field Day Delegate – Kati Lehmuskoski
  27. Meet Field Day Delegate – A.J. Murray
  28. Meet Field Day Delegate – Josh Warcop
  29. Meet Field Day Delegate – Jeremy Schulman
  30. Meet Field Day Delegate – Micheline Murphy
  31. Meet Field Day Delegate – Scott Morris
  32. Meet Field Day Delegate – Remington Loose
  33. Meet Field Day Delegate – Stefan Fouant
  34. Meet Field Day Delegate – Bart Heungens
  35. Meet Field Day Delegate – Markus Leinonen
  36. Meet Field Day Delegate – Greg Ferro
  37. Meet Field Day Delegate – Gina Rosenthal
  38. Meet Field Day Delegate – Vuong Pham
  39. Meet Field Day Delegate – Ruairi McBride
  40. Meet Field Day Delegate – David Samuel Penaloza Seijas
  41. Meet Field Day Delegate – Faisal Khan
  42. Meet Field Day Delegate – Mary Fasang
  43. Meet Field Day Delegate – Kim Pedersen
  44. Meet Field Day Delegate – Tony Efantis
  45. Meet Field Day Delegate – Robb Boyd
  46. Meet Field Day Delegate – Jason Beshara
  47. Meet Field Day Delegate – Glenda Canfield
  48. Meet Field Day Delegate – Ben Mason
  49. Meet Field Day Delegate – Pieter-Jan Nefkens
  50. Meet Field Day Delegate – Tony Bradley
  51. Meet Field Day Delegate – Jim Jones
  52. Meet Field Day Delegate – Neil Anderson
  53. Meet Field Day Delegate – John Deegan
  54. Meet Field Day Delegate – Andy Thurai
  55. Meet Field Day Delegate – Calvin Hendryx-Parker
  56. Meet Field Day Delegate – Lariana Luy
  57. Meet Field Day Delegate – Kyle Jenner
  58. Meet Field Day Delegate – Dr. Avril Salter
  59. Meet Field Day Delegate – Shala Denise
  60. Meet Field Day Delegate – Jerod Santo
  61. Meet Field Day Delegate – Ben Story
  62. Meet Field Day Delegate – Chris Hildebrandt
  63. Meet Field Day Delegate – Scott Bollinger

Did you hear? Mary Fasang, aka The Green Girl, is coming to Networking Field Day 22. Yay! 

Connect with Mary at @runninggreengirl on Twitterthe web, or the Tech Field Day web site.

What are you most excited about seeing at the event?

I’m excited to meet other people in the industry and learn new things.

How did you get into technology and IT?

I was introduced to technology in the 1980’s when I helped my father, an electrical engineer, create his semiconductor patent submissions using CAD and a word processor.

Will you tell us a little about your current role?

I’m a Network Engineer in the industrial Manufacturing Industry. I’m currently in the process of upgrading the wireless networks at each plant.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?

I love networking because there is always something new to learn and some unexpected challenge that pops up. It’s never boring.

If you weren’t working in IT, what would you be doing instead?

I’d love to work for a non-profit organization to help provide support for individuals with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. If I was smart enough, I’d work on finding a cure for it.

What are your biggest challenges?

I’ve joked recently that I spend a significant portion of my time troubleshooting at Layer 1, but it’s a fact that there are a lot of physical challenges when working around heavy, potentially dangerous machinery and moving cranes.

Where do you see IT going in the next 3-5 years?

I am excited to see where automation is going to take us. And the improvements in wireless are also going to make a significant difference in the speed and availability of wireless connectivity.

What was your first computer? What was great about it? What is your go-to computer now?

I did CAD design and word processing for my father on an Intel 286 PC clone and printed on a dot matrix printer. I was the only student in my class with a computer and printer, so I was able to turn in printed homework. My go-to computer now is my new Surface Book 2.

How do you manage your work/life balance?

I multi-task. For example, I listen to courses/podcasts on my commute or when traveling (I download to my phone for flights). I also study when I’m cooking, cleaning, and even, on occasion, while I’m exercising. Work-wise, I try to be as productive as possible by creating to-do lists and checking items off.

Potato Chip Rock, near San Diego, California. Distance: 12.1 km. Difficulty: hard.

What do you do in your spare time? Do you have any hobbies?

I love running, eating, cycling, kickboxing, traveling, reading, and snowboarding.

What is the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

I’m trying to learn Python. It’s been a struggle so I made it my 2020 resolution – to learn to program.

Who inspires you?

My niece, Jade, inspires me. She has a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome and despite being trapped in a body that doesn’t want to cooperate, she finds ways to communicate and overcome her physical obstacles.

As a child, what did you want to do when you “grew up”?

A writer

What superhero movie character would you like to be and why?

Buzz Lightyear because he’s happy.

If you won the lottery and could retire, what would you do with your time?

The first thing I’d do is buy a running wheelchair and take my niece out for a run. After our run, I’d look into funding research to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome.

Here’s to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome! <3 

Looking forward to seeing you at Networking Field Day next week; February 12-14! 

About the author

Mel Zura

Mel Zura is the Operations Specialist at Gestalt IT. She assists in the day-to-day operations of Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day. Mel’s interests include sunny days, beautiful flowers, watching squirrels frolic, dogs, coffee, and music. She’s crazy about Tech Field Day and Tech Field Day delegates... and gifs! Go ahead, follow her on Twitter at @ZuraMel.

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