Deanna
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RHLC June Challenge: What career did you want as a child and what are you doing now?

We will be hosting a monthly challenge where community members who engage and contribute have the chance to win unique badges in the Red Hat Learning Community!

June challenge: Reply to this thread with the career you wanted as a child, and where you are today! It is never too late to pursue your childhood dreams. 

Good luck!

This question is part of the 100K Member Contest - don't forget to kudo the original contest post to be entered. 

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AlexonOliveira
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As a child, I always liked (and still enjoy) two professional areas: the field of human mind and the field of technology. I studied both, and in the field of the human mind maybe I could have gone into professions like a psychologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, neurologist, or something like that, but as it is much easier to understand a machine than a human being, I preferred to go into the field of technology instead. As soon as I finished my high school education, I started my career in technology and have been doing it ever since. Therefore, I can, without demagoguery, say that I work on what I wanted to do since I was a child.
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Psehgaf
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I am an aviator pilot and now I am a software consultant, but one day not too far away I will also learn to fly planes.

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B4UCDi
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After playing with Atari, C64, Amiga and the PC DX2 it was clear to me that this technology and the prospects are huge so I had to have a part in it somehow working for a really big company was a dream. Now i work for IBM.

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wengkee
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When I was a child, I wanted to be an Astronaut. Well now, I think I am not too far off as I am working for a company that is contributing to the software that fly the spaceship

Sandeep555
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A good employee (at the time of entering to IT world I didn't have any specific goal) who will be fulfilling the family needs at all times. Later, now I would like to see myself as a successful SRE where I get a chance to involve at a deeper level and fix the gaps which makes the customers/clients happy

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chmod666
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Grew up in a town which hosts the base for AirForce's aerobatics squadron (South America country). Could not think of anything else but to become an Air Force pilot. When doing the medicals, found out I was colourblind. Have been in IT for ~ 20y and love working with Red Hat products. 

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RathanA
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I really wanted to be a civil servant contributing to the success of my community, and here I'm at Red Hat realizing that good old dream (may be more efficiently than I could have been)!

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SophieNaut
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When I was a child, I wanted to become an Information Security specialist.  Preferably blue team.  I grew up out west and went to Defcon a few times as a kid and was always amazed by the skill of well-practiced engineers and system administrators who could mold the environment to whatever they needed with a few keystrokes.

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AJ01
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When I was child wanted to become a Doctor but currently pursuing MS in CS 

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Cássio
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I wanted to be a pilot of airplanes of war, inspired by the movie "Top Gun", but I did't have this chance. Today I work as an IT professional.

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