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Professionally, Jon is an Oracle Applications Developer, primarily integrating campus information systems with each other and managing the flow of data. This grew out of the Simon project which is used to manage computer accounts, white pages (telephone directory) DNS information, accounting, systems configuration and other things. Many of these projects have been discussed in past LISA (and other conference) papers. In general, Jon is always looking for better ways to get systems to talk, and that usually involves a database.
On a non professional level (which means he doesn’t get paid for it), Jon is active with Habitat for Humanity, serving as treasurer of his local affiliate, after a long stint as chairman of the building committee. This has required learning a lot more about accounting than most people would admit. He still gets to play with power tools, by designing and installing heating systems in habitat house.
On a personal level, Jon is still playing with power tools –
at present building a bridge between two brick row houses in
Although Jon has done a number of LISA talks in the past, this is the first time using a laptop. A borrowed laptop…