Once a month, fusionSpan will share the talent and hard work of the people that we call our team. From operations to delivery and engineering to program management – we pause to get a little bit personal, showcasing the faces behind the technology solutions that we work on each day. This month we meet fusionSpan Software Engineer, Dan FitzGerald.
What was your first job? Tell us about it.
I had my very first job when I was in high school. I worked for a large sporting goods chain, restocking merchandise and helping customers. It wasn’t the greatest job, but I’m glad I had the experience. Working in retail can really teach you to appreciate all the people working those jobs. Since then, I’ve had a number of other jobs, including bartender and working in technical support for a large corporation.
About a year ago I completed my Computer Science degree at the University of Maryland and started my career in Software Development with fusionSpan.
Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
My father worked in the technology industry while I was growing up, so I was exposed to the field from an early age. He didn’t believe in getting service plans for our computers, so if we ever had an issue, I’d get to help him take it apart and troubleshoot the problem. Ever since then, I’ve loved working with technology, and wouldn’t be in the field now if not for him.
What’s your favorite part about working in the technology industry? What drew you to it?
After working in a few fields I didn’t have much interest in, it’s amazing to do something I really enjoy.