Technology Services consists of Client Support and Educational Technology Services, Enterprise Information Services, Network and Server Systems, and the Project Management Office.
Technology Services is pleased to welcome Vikram Nilakantan as our new Web and Database Developer! Vikram is a new alumnus of the university, having graduated in May. As a student, he worked in the Oppenheimer Café and as technical director for ASUPS. Vikram has served on the advisory group for the new portal, myPugetSound, and will now take a lead in its development. Vikram is originally from Cupertino, California, and enjoys hiking, relaxing at home, and playing tennis.
Welcome, Vikram! We are very glad you are here!
Topics include myPugetSound, the new portal planned for PeopleSoft, Professor Rob Beezer and the open source movement, Student Financial Services and the launch of the TouchNet payment portal, and a column on blogs by CIO William Morse.
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Technology Services is pleased to announce Andrew Wolf has joined our staff as Network and VoIP Technician. VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, which is the network-based technology Puget Sound uses for telephone and voice mail services.
Andrew was born in Tacoma and lives in Gig Harbor. Interested in computers since childhood, Andrew has worked in technology-related positions since his first job at age 16. He interned at the Peninsula School District and worked as a systems engineer with InsynQ, a cloud hosting provider. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hiking, spending time with his Flame Point Siamese cat, Buddy, playing video and board games, and volunteering for the 501st Legion’s Garrison Titan as a Stormtrooper to raise money for the Children’s Therapy Center in Kent.
Welcome, Andrew! We’re glad you’re here!
As we approach the end of spring semester, hours for the Tech Center in the lower level of Collins Memorial Library will be as follows:
Monday-Thursday, May 12-15, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, May 16, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18
Summer hours for the Tech Center will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, May 19.
A round of applause and hearty congratulations to our Technology Services colleagues, Kristen Spiese, Kyle Cramer, and Carol Odland, for being nominated for the 2014 Excellence in Action awards!
According to the call for nominations from the Office of Human Resources, “The Excellence in Action award recognizes university staff members who consistently exhibit excellence in their work at Puget Sound.” See the full list of nominees on the Staff Senate website. Winners will be announced at the Staff Recognition Luncheon on May 23.