“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”

Grandma and I have always found this quote quite funny. As a self-taught system administrator and programmer who began her career in the 80’s, she was usually the one explaining things to me.

She worked on computers that looked like this and this.

Ever the storyteller, she loved to relate her experiences.

When she came to visit, we would hang out in the Apple Store. She would open Terminal.app and explain how to use the command line and vim, sometimes attracting nervous glances from the store employees.

Her passion for her work had a large impact my career.

Thank you, Grandma.