"We told Keetra what we wanted from an online database, and she made it happen. It required migrating a non-professional spreadsheet through multiple intermediate software programs to get it into usable form. She then created a way for additional entries to be made in a user-friendly format. We get compliments on it all the time!"-->
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PRINT "Hello world."
PRINT "I'm Keetra."
It all started by accident back when I was in grade school. I was more or less competing with two boys in my grade to see who could complete more math assignments every night. We were driving the teacher crazy, finishing an entire year's textbook in only a couple months. That's when the three of us were dropped in front of the school's new Apple II to keep us otherwise occupied.
I wrote my very first computer program in Applesoft BASIC. It displayed a menu when loaded, with a list of poems I had written. Select the number, and it displayed the poem. At the bottom of the screen, there was an option to return to the menu or exit. It was such a simple start, really, but a passion was born.
I took computer classes in junior high and high school, even participating in the computer club in junior high. But it took until I was in college to really understand how much I wanted and needed computers in my life. I started college as an accounting major, taking my general education classes and core business classes. As I advanced in my accounting classes, I struggled to understand why I was pushing pencils and using paper ledgers when there were cool programs like spreadsheets and actual accounting software on the market! I understand, of course, that they were teaching us the concepts, but I longed for the technology and efficiency computers offered. So I changed majors. The rest, as they say, is history.
"I've known and worked with Keetra for years. Throughout that time, I have never seen anyone with a stronger work ethic. She comes up with solutions to needs that no one else thinks of, and has the skills to make those solutions happen. Keetra will do whatever it takes to solve a problem, and isn't afraid to ask for help if she needs it. She's one of the greatest people I've worked with, and it's been an honor to work by her side."
Education & Jobs
Jul. 2001 - present Database Application Developer
WINNEFOX LIBRARY SYSTEM, Oshkosh, WI
Develop specialty database-driven applications for libraries, including genealogy indexes, summer library program sign up databases and a cooperative online book ordering system. Manage authenticated access to electronic content (ebooks, e-audiobooks, etc.) and subscription databases, and provide support to users of these databases.
Dec. 1998 - Jun. 2001 NT Server Manager
WINNEFOX LIBRARY SYSTEM, Oshkosh, WI
Implemented our first Windows servers for file sharing and library websites. Installed new computers as we transitioned users from terminals to PCs for both staff and public, employing security software on the public computers.
May 1996 - Nov. 1998 PC Specialist
WELLS MFG. CORP., Fond du Lac, WI
Assisted employees with the transition from terminals to PCs. Provided hardware and software support to users. Provided backup on network management.
Oct. 1993 - May 1996 PC Intern
MID-STATES ALUMINUM CORP., Fond du Lac, WI
Assisted employees with the transition from terminals to PCs. Trained users on WordPerfect and Quattro Pro. Provided hardware and software support to users.
Sept. 1989 - May 1996 B.B.A.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH, Oshkosh, WI
Obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Management Information Systems, minoring in Computer Science.