OKWIT | Heather Vidato
Providing a forum for women in technology in Oklahoma
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Heather Vidato

Heather Vidato

HeatherVidatoWhere did you go to school?

University of Central Oklahoma

Describe the type of work you do:

Supervise a team who implement, upgrade and support 3rd party purchased applications for MidFirst Bank.  This sometimes includes Disaster Recovery testing.

What led you to a career in technology:

I was the secretary of Technical Support for Hertz when I was offered a trainee position in Desktop Support

Why are you an OKWIT member?

I would like to be part of an organization of people who share similar experiences as myself.  This gives me the opportunity to learn from others experiences, as well as share my own in hopes of supporting others.

Tell us about your favorite book, TV show, or movie:

My favorite movie is Contact.  It’s based on a book written by Carl Sagan (which I’ve also read).  It illustrates how small our world really is in the big scheme and it’s a reminder that we’re all looking for the same thing, even when we’re on opposite sides

What type of music do you listen to?

I still love the ’90s Alternative/Grunge rock.  Foo Fighters is my favorite band

If you had a day off with no responsibilities, how would you spend it?

Spa Day!!!  It’s nice to feel pretty

What is your favorite app?

Meetup.  Somehow in the age of social media, we seem to be more connected and less connected at the same time.  This is a great way to get off your couch and go find someone you have something in common with for some face time.  I’ve met lots of great friends with this app.

What would we find in your fridge?

There always seems to be roma tomatoes in there

If you could change one thing in today’s society, what would it be?

The older I get, the more I realize that so many people are truly lonely or feel unloved.  The suffering is real, but it’s a mindset.  I would like to see us have more mechanisms to teach people how to love and respect, therefore making them available to receiving the same in return.