Computer Science and Ballroom Dancing

What do computer science and ballroom dancing have to do with each other? Nothing!

My point is that I think computer science and information technology in particular can be used to enhance or add value to any other industry, career, or education. A dancing robot you say? Maybe not a robot, but there are certainly aspects of IT that can play a role in the dance industry, from choreography and video editing to the more mundane tasks as running a dance studio.

Individuals with a unique background in a field other than IT can bring tremendous value to both the technology industry in general and to those industries in particular.

I deal a lot with health care, and some of the best medical software companies are run by physicians that also understand IT; not by “techies” that also happen to understand the medical profession.

Is ballroom dancing and computer science such a bad combination? Have your say below.

Dan Frederick

Dan Frederick

Dan Frederick, BSc Eng, MBA, is the president of Claritech Solutions. He's passionate about Data Protection and IT Security.

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