Say Hello to Another New Programmer

Please join us in welcoming Kevin Wiliarty, our new senior web programmer in IT. Kevin is joining our small team of web programmers in Applications and Web Services that is responsible for technologies supporting the web presence of the College. Kevin comes to us with a great deal of experience in higher education, including active participation and development in the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) community. He’ll be kicking off this summer with an upgrade to Hampshire’s Moodle installation.

Our New Web Programmer

Please join us in welcoming Vincent Abruzzo, our new web programmer in IT. Vince is part of a small team of web programmers in Applications and Web Services that is responsible for technologies supporting the web presence of the College. These responsibilities include recommending, installing, maintaining and administering content management software and supporting users in a decentralized content model; and recommending, installing, maintaining and administering learning management software and working with the technology for teaching and learning staff to support instructional technology needs. We are also responsible for designing and developing new database-driven web applications in addition to maintaining and enhancing existing ones; performing quality assurance testing to ensure cross-platform and cross-browser compatibility; resolving structural problems; and providing technical support for various web sites and services.

Welcoming (Back) Our New Telecommunication Technician

Please join us in welcoming our new telecommunication technician, Dan Cottle 05F, to the Hampshire IT team. We’re happy to have Dan, an alum who worked in the student diagnostic center when he was a Hampshire student, back on campus and working with us once again.

The telecommunication technician assists the network engineer in the design, construction and maintenance of the College’s campus network and phone infrastructure. The technician oversees physical network implementation; works closely with the campus electricians in planning the low voltage portion of new construction and renovations; and provides support and troubleshooting for VoIP ,POTS , CATV, and network infrastructure.

In plain and simple words, if you need a phone set up or some cable wired then Dan is your man. He’ll be assisting Josiah with network and phone related tasks around campus. Dan’s office is on the third floor of the library.

Our New Technology Support Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Gavin Lofland, our new technology support specialist in IT. Gavin will be responsible for configuring and maintaining public computer labs in the library and select locations around campus. He will provide primary support for the pay-for-print system in the library and computer system imaging, as well as take the lead role in the hiring, supervising, and mentoring of IT student workers in the student diagnostic repair center and public computer spaces. He will also provide back up to other IT support staff by troubleshooting, installing, and upgrading computer systems and software. Gavin’s office is located on the third floor of the library, behind the student diagnostic center.

The Latest Addition to our Team

Please join us in welcoming Becca Groveman, our new systems administrator, to our IT team. Becca will be working in collaboration with our senior systems administrator, Chris Kitzmiller, to provide support, maintenance, configuration, planning, upgrading, and implementation of the College’s server and storage infrastructure. Their office is located on the ground floor of the library, down the stairs from the library main office.

IT Staff News

Please join us in welcoming aboard Amanda Saklad, our new IT assistant. Amanda works half time and her office is located on the third floor of the library across from the diagnostic center.

Amanda is responsible for procuring computers, software and other technology for the College; coordinating replacement and renewal cycles for computers and software; coordinating the College’s program for personal faculty/staff computer and software purchases; advising students on computer and software purchasing options; and processing invoices, reimbursements, budget transfers and deposits. She will also be doing some basic support for instructional technology systems such as Moodle, streaming video, and classroom equipment.