Architect or techie.
Since childhood, I wanted to be an architect, observing, drafting and building small structures. That was my goal until I enrolled in a computer class in high school. BASIC, Apple 2e, Pascal and PCs. I had a new mission.
While studying computer science at SUNY at Buffalo, I worked as a “computer man” at a small company: Xenix, awk, scripts, printers, monitors and modems.
My second employer was a manufacturing company in Richmond, VA. Software development, Informix 4GL, Bsh, uucp, AIX and APICS.
My third employer is the University of Richmond. System administrator, data center manager, director of enterprise computing, with a short stint as interum dirctor of information security until we filled that position.
I am now focused on enterprise technology that improves the educational experience at our university.
Technology is essential to every aspect of education. Teaching and learning; registration and administration; research and publishing.