Writing a computer program is like making a machine, a machine that takes raw data and produces useful information. The nice thing about this kind of machine is that the parts don’t wear out and you can tinker with it very easily.
Harvey Meyerson is a lead programmer/analyst in the Information Technology (IT) department at the Urban Institute, where he has worked for over 20 years. Meyerson is responsible for many of the administrative systems that enable Urban to function smoothly; tailoring IT solutions for the particular needs of Urban’s managers and staff is a large part of his work. He previously supported the research staff at Urban through programming that maintained databases and transformed them for analysis. He is particularly interested in investigating and solving complex problems.
Meyerson began his IT career at the Children’s Hospital in Boston, where he worked with the Department of Cardiology on a Prime 750 minicomputer.