Local IT professional sets record straight

October 27, 2017

In response again to Mr. Walls: I think we can agree on several things. Even an area like Rehoboth Beach needs a stable pool of IT professionals, both at the systems and development levels, to keep the wheels of technology moving forward. I think the merits of the STEM project are admirable; I think few folks would disagree with that. I wish I had a magic solution that would allow more young IT professionals to thrive down in this area; unfortunately I don't.

However, as far as your snide comment concerning my knowledge of working with people, I'll say this. I've been in this industry for over 35 years (same company), all but the last few in an office environment working with numerous colleagues that I still treasure as my friends. I've shared many good memories with them (weddings, births, etc.) as well as tragedies (illness, layoffs, divorce and the like). About 25 of us watched live in our lunch room on the morning of 9/11 as our colleague Eric Smith perished at the World Trade Center. I myself had been there working with our clients only a few weeks before. When you work with people for that long, you form bonds for life. Mr. Walls, you don't know me, not even a little bit.

Brian Gillespie

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