January 24, 2012
During my co-op work terms at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, I supported users on the client side, troubleshooting their desktop and laptop computers, as well as their BlackBerry devices. Most of my Computer Systems courses dealt with the server side, but I haven't yet had the opportunity to work on servers or routers. Ultimately I hope to work as a network administrator.
I use mostly Windows but actually prefer Linux. I have almost no knowledge of OS X but will buy a Mac just as soon as I can afford it! So far I have programmed in C, Java, SQL and HTML only, but am quickly picking up other languages. I particularly enjoyed configuring routers and switches with Cisco IOS. I've just started using Oracle Enterprise and Dreamweaver.
I work out with weights, when I have the time! I also enjoy reading novels and watching movies of many kinds. I don't have much time as a student to pursue my other interests, which are varied.
My name is Derek Didrikson, and I am a programming student at Algonquin College. I previously obtained the Computer Systems Technician diploma, and worked for Citizenship and Immigration Canada as a second-level technician for my co-op.