1110. A Day in the Life: What's It Really Like to Be a Cyber Security and Technology Expert?
“My father was by far the greatest influence on my education and career choices. He was in technology and worked for a defense contractor, so he would bring all sorts of technical things home with him that I found fascinating from a very early age. We had the very first terminal in our house and he plugged in the phone so that we got to play games on the pentagon computers for the first time. I was the type of person who would not read the textbooks but would go to the library and check out all the books on a topic that would be relevant and inspirational to me. One day in the early 1990s I picked up a book on the new Microsoft technology and read it over the weekend and by Monday I felt I was ready to do contracting work. From early on, real world, feeling, touching technology stayed with me all of my adult life.”
Patrick Greenwood is an avid cyclist, author, coffee brand creator, veteran and advocate for kids in Vietnam. After a career in the military, Patrick embarked on a 25-year career in information technology. Many of his inspirations for writing came from his business travels to Asian countries. A true believer in listening to one’s passion, Patrick began writing in early 2020 based on several trips he made while cycling in various countries. In his first novel, Sunrise in Saigon, Patrick draws upon several non-fictional events that happened in Vietnam.
On His Bookshelf
Sunrise in Saigon, by Patrick Greenwood
Connecting With Patrick Greenwood
Websites: sunriseinsaigonnovel.net and cyclewriterllc.com and cyclewriter3espresso.com/
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Careers: Author, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Marine Corps (USMC), Writer
Topics: A Day in the Life, Cyber Security, Writing