This month, the spotlight falls on ODEE employee, Josh Jennings. As a manager of classroom technology, Josh can be found updating over 350 collaborative learning spaces (AND responding to incidents on top of regular maintenance). Josh has been with Ohio State since 2000, and when he’s away from campus, he can be found golfing, reading Stephen King and raising two future American Ninja Warriors. Learn more about Josh in this month’s employee spotlight.
Sometimes you can just tell something is up with your computer: your passwords no longer work, programs are turning on randomly, your friends question your latest “business opportunity,” the list goes on. You dread what these signs could mean—you’ve been hacked. But don’t panic. You need to act fast to shake off the bad situation before it gets worse.
This month, the spotlight falls on telecom engineer Jeff Geren. This former target loader at a shooting range had dreams of being an on-air radio personality. However, he got turned on to tech by a PC game and has stuck with the field ever since. Jeff joined the OCIO in 2002, and the work/life balance the university provides has him hooked. This father of one can be found at TNC (when he’s not lunching at Raising Cane’s), but he’d rather be unplugged, relaxing at the beach. Read on to learn more about Jeff.
This month the spotlight falls on web application developer Daniel Sabatino. This former IT Service Desk agent was always drawn to technology, and he struck a career path that led him through multiple IT positions at the university. Today, Daniel is a member of the shared services team, most known for combining the OCIO and ODEE org charts. Daniel is a fan of traveling, camping and craft beer…unless I heard that from his identical twin! Find out more about Daniel (at least I think it’s him…) in this month’s employee spotlight.
This February we’re showing our #BuckeyeLove for a new hire in this month’s employee spotlight. Senior Security Analyst Becky Mayse comes to the OCIO with a passion for information security and a fascination with technology. This former juggler and auctioneer can be found in Baker Systems Engineering talking to stakeholders and spreading awareness about phishing. Outside of the office, you can find her passing messages via ham radio—no, really! Although she’d rather be in the tropics or Paris, Becky is enjoying her new role at The Ohio State University.
This January, Systems Administrator David Chuha is in the spotlight. A Columbus native and Buckeye for Life, he spends his days in the OCIO improving infrastructure and working with a variety of our teams. A computer lover since childhood, David has been enjoying the daily challenges and ongoing projects he has been working on for the past year. When he’s not working all day or through the night during a maintenance window, he is likely to Netflix and chill or head out to Lindey’s for a nice dinner. Learn more about David Chuha with this month’s Employee Spotlight.
Identity theft is an important issue year-round, but tax season calls for heightened vigilance among those filing online. According to the United States Department of Justice, in 2013 “over 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities, claiming approximately $30 billion in refunds.”
We don’t want your identity to be one of those stolen for fraudulent tax returns, so we’re sharing useful tips from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that can help keep your identity safe this tax season.
This December, the spotlight shines on Java developer Richard Atwood. This former equestrian has spent over 10 years in the OCIO, making people’s jobs easier by designing intuitive applications. He loves helping users solve their problems at work, and the fixing continues at home where he can be found tinkering and renovating around the house. Learn more about Richard with this month’s employee spotlight.