ITFunk is a Computing Labs Manager at one of Australia’s leading Universities. Running a small team looking after over 3400 PCs, both Windows and OS X, requires a lot of automation which leads to lots of very neat tips and tricks.
ITFunk’s first foray into IT was via Mainframe Computing, using OS390. I then moved into the Windows arena via work at one of Australia’s largest insurance and banking providers. Working as a Desktop Consultant I got to play with lots of new technologies and work with business units to implement new and exciting technologies. Some of the projects I worked on included Windows Mobile deployments, federated desktop platforms and automated Windows image creation.
ITFunk then had the opportunity to move into the education space via a managed operating environment project. I brought my extensive application packaging experience and SOE design skills to the University on a 3 month contract, and remain here over 8 years later now managing the student PC fleet. Whilst at the University, I have also managed various other initiatives such as a Digital Signage roll-out and integrating our student print environment with the CBA’s new BPoint online payments solution.
ITFunk has a Masters in IT (Professional), is a member of Mensa, and enjoys the odd Ironman to keep him off the streets and out of trouble. He is married with two very handsome boys!