Kirk M. Anne

13 Feb

I have spent my entire professional life in higher education. I started as a student computer consultant at SUNY Geneseo where I majored in Computer Science and Mathematics. I learned the value of reading the manual and how to bend technology to fit my (and other people’s) needs.

After I graduated from Geneseo, I worked at the University of Rochester.  One of my “innovative” projects came when we decided to decommission our IBM VM/CMS mainframe. Management was going to replace the bulletin board/information system with a costly product from another university.  Over the weekend, I extracted all of the information out of the old system and put up a Gopher system that completely replicated the old system.  Later, I used the CSO ‘ph’ phone book system, a precursor to LDAP, as a method for delivering course descriptions. One of my last innovative projects at the U of R started with using a Mac SE/30 to install MacHTTP and a little program called NCSA Mosaic 0.9.

After a few years away, Geneseo invited me back to work in the Computer Science department. A couple of years later, I moved to the central IT department. At Geneseo, one of my innovative projects came in 2000 when I helped the foreign language department convert their audio CDs to a streaming server so students could download audio files from anywhere in the world.

Since then, I have pursued a Master’s degree in Computational Science and now in the process of finishing my dissertation for a Doctor of Professional Studies in Computing from Pace University.  My current job offers me a number of opportunities to provide innovative solutions with an eye on budget.

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One Response to “Kirk M. Anne”

  1. Lisa Spiro February 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Great to have you in the Studio, Kirk! Your comments reflect the sort of ingenuity that comes out of constraints, such as being economical. I really like your line about bending technology to fit needs.

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