Tell your tech story: CompTIA


Friday, 03 August, 2018


Tell your tech story: CompTIA

Technology workers around the world are being invited by CompTIA to share their stories and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The #MyTechStory campaign aims to inspire young people to explore career paths in the technology sector.

Starting this week at the CompTIA ChannelCon 2018 event, anyone working in a technology job or for a tech company is invited to share #MyTechStory in a three- to five-minute video clip.

“The people in our industry have great stories to tell,” said Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA President and CEO.

“We need to pass those down to younger generations. We still have 600,000 open jobs in our industry. If we are ever going to fill that we need to attract new people.”

Thibodeaux shared his tech story with the ChannelCon audience; from building Erector Sets and Heathkit electronic devices as an adolescent; to his first computer, the ZX81 home computer produced by Sinclair Research in the early 1980s; through five colleges and universities; to 2018, his tenth year as the leader of the world’s leading technology industry trade association.

“Tell the world about why you love the job you have,” Thibodeaux said.

“It might be a role model who inspired you, or an innovation that intrigued you. And if you arrived in the tech industry after a long and winding career path, we want to hear your story, too. Everyone has a unique tale to tell, a story that can encourage or inspire someone else.”

CompTIA invites anyone with a connection to the technology industry workforce — whether in a technical or non-technical job role — to share their tech story in a short video of five minutes or less.

Completed videos can be tweeted to @CompTIA using #MyTechStory; or submitted via email to kstone@comptia.org.

Later this year CompTIA will unveil a video library of the #MyTechStory submissions.

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