My name is Denise Hudson Lawson and I am an Enterprise Learning Architect.
I started working with computers back in 1982 with my very first computer, a Commodore 64. For those of you too young to remember, the Commodore 64 was released in August 1982 and was the single best selling personal computer. My father bought one for my brother and me for our Christmas present and we both spent many an hour writing programmes using the Commodore basic 2.0 language. I wrote a personal banking system, allowing my father to keep track of his bank account and I wrote 2 games. One based on Dungeons and Dragons and one simulating a lunar module landing. This wetted my appetite for learning computers, however because I was a ‘girl’ and not in the right maths class I was unable to attend the ‘computer club’ at school. Unfortunately things haven’t changed much over the years with women still not getting the breaks in the IT sector, but I am always ever optimistic that women will soon rule the world (we already do but don’t tell the men!).
So, from that very small start I have developed a career spanning 30+ years training and supporting adult learners. I get immense satisfaction from seeing the ‘light bulb moment’, you know the one – the one where they ‘get it’.
Please check out my blog, Random Thoughts of a Loud Woman
My views are just that, my views and in no way represent any views on my past or current employer.