This presentation will challenge the way you think about those who are in the computer science industry.

Kelly Whitaker is the Information Technology Officer for the National Weather Service Rapid City forecasting office where she is a Jill of all trades – coding, security, setting up VMs, configuring servers, putting out fires, and making forecasters happy. She’s worked on many national software projects and is currently coding for the National Ocean Service as well. In 2004 she retired from the Air Force where she cut her teeth on Sperry and Honeywell mainframe computers. Her experience spans academia, manufacturing, satellite systems (GPS & DMSP), and the B1-B trainer.