10 'Geek Dads' Share Tales and Tips From the IT Trenches

Tech pros weigh in on fatherhood, workhood and how they balance the two. (Hint: Make time for fishing trips.)
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Back in the day, geek dads wore plastic pocket protectors, taught their kids long division on the back of mainframe punch cards, and worked long, long hours. Often, they couldn't be there for baseball games or bedtimes.

Today's tech dads are a different breed -- still putting in long hours, but working just as hard to be there for their kids' milestones, large and small.

To celebrate Father's Day, Computerworld asked young dads who work in IT to share tales from the trenches and reflect on how having kids has affected their careers.

Their message? Family comes first, but your career doesn't have to suffer -- so long as you stay close to that mute button during late-night conference calls.

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