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    New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi all

    I thought that this might be handy for new members to introduce themselves to the forum - whether they be techies or teachers [or both lol] alike - especially with the forum getting so busy, its kinda hard saying hi to everyone to those that have joined up

    Cheers and post away here with hello's and where your from, etc

    Regards
    Nath.

    P.S. If you have time please fill out your location and school (if applicable) in your profile. This will assist our members to help you bettre if help is nearby. Thank you and welcome

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi All,

    I'm Alan, Network Manager at a large comprehensive on the outskirts of London.

    Was IT Security Manager in a v.large insurance co until outsourcing got me redundancy! So now I am using my skills to benefit education. Hope I can help others.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    I work for a public school as an AV technician, principally in the Modern Languages Dept. 1st line support on Sanako (Tandberg) language lab built around a suite of 27 PCs. I keep the linguists off the proper Geeks backs as best as I can.

    Despite working in languages I only speak basic Geek, and I leave the higher level stuff to those more fluent in the black-arts. DVDs, videos, TVs and the like are bread & butter, also H&S Ctte and other such fun stuff!

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi. My name is Tony and I'm a ...


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    *sigh* I'm a Geek (sorry ... doing this always makes me think we are attending a meeting of Geeks Anonymous javascript:emoticon('post',%20'message',%20'') !)

    I'm Director of IT at a Technology College in Corby, Northants. I have been assimilated into Senior Manglement and I am only allowed to play with the toys if I am a good boy.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi, I'm Richard.

    I teach ICT at The Royal School in Wolverhampton, but also provide technical support (light timetable). I only started this sept and I am the first official in-house support they have had, previously everything being done by full time teachers and a one-day-a-week support contract.

    Changes are afoot.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    I'm the Network Manager for a large ICT centre, I look after a couple of hundred machines (XP, XP x64, OS X, Linux) and a few racks of servers (2003, 2003 x64, Linux).

    Been working in education for 7 years, MCP in Windows 2000, sitting my CCNA in January.

    Got a fairly broad knowledge base of all things geeky, internet technologies, LAN/WAN design, security, coffee drinking etc.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    I'm Alex and I'm an ICT manager.

    Sounds like an AA meeting. '80'

    I lean more to the administration side of things but desperately try and conform to the Geek code.

    I work in a largish middle school in Somerset, Ooo argh, and cope with four servers, with up to 200 workstations.

    Thinking of diving into the qualificatio pool again to get a MCSE or equivalent.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Im Jim, Network Manager @ a secondary school in Birmingham.

    Got a few MCPs (70-210, 215, 218) and an A+, currently working toward an MCSE in 2K then upgrade (don't ask, I like to do things the hard way)

    Geek? i subscribe to the geekmuse podcast and code C# apps in my spare time, what do you think?

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Mornin' ladies and gents,

    My name is Rob, I'm the Technical Support Manager for an LEA, I've only been in the education sector for about 2 and a half years, in the past I have been part of the Manufacturing/Business Support industry.

    Looks like a really good site that is well used! Look forward to speaking to a lot of you.

    Rob.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    hi rob

    welcome any chance of putting your location in your profile as useful to know where people come from..

    Cheers

    Russ

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    hi, i'm free. i'm seriously thinking of giving up working in IT (having worked in the commercial and education side) to open up a harem - need plenty of punters, and given that i 'know' you all, first time is free. wysiwyg. refreshments available. your notice is drawn to the summary outside the premises - please read (and mind the red light).

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    I *think* (and I'm happy to be corrected) that I'm the only female member here (that's genetically female, anyway!).

    Anyway, I'm Zoe, I'm no relation to Indie (above), I'm from Milton Keynes like SYSMAN and actually work at his old school, but I've never met him (nor am related!).

    My job title is officially IT Administrator (I have a Network Manager above me in the pecking order), however I often find that the scope of my work stretches into Network Management (ie,yes, I do his job) and beyond.

    I have an awful lot to learn still, despite being 5 years into my IT 'career' (ho ho). I started at one of the large UK banks in their Tech Support, working with *nix, then moved to a solicitors (never again), before moving into a school environment last year.. However, I still feel like a complete novice compared to some. Time to start considering my MCSE, methinks...

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    I *think* (and I'm happy to be corrected) that I'm the only female member here (that's genetically female, anyway!).

    Anyway, I'm Zoe, I'm no relation to Indie (above), I'm from Milton Keynes like SYSMAN and actually work at his old school, but I've never met him (nor am related!).

    My job title is officially IT Administrator (I have a Network Manager above me in the pecking order), however I often find that the scope of my work stretches into Network Management (ie,yes, I do his job) and beyond.

    I have an awful lot to learn still, despite being 5 years into my IT 'career' (ho ho). I started at one of the large UK banks in their Tech Support, working with *nix, then moved to a solicitors (never again), before moving into a school environment last year.. However, I still feel like a complete novice compared to some. Time to start considering my MCSE, methinks...
    there is one other female around here who dons board every so often that is linusgurlie but then nenevr met her so maybe it is just a rumour

    Russs

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hello all

    Im called matt or "Mr Computer Man" by the children. Im sort of a technician/network administrator thingy, Im basicly the guy they winge at when something goes wrong be it there compuer, CD/DVD player or Intearctive whiteboard/ projector.

    Im based at Stanah primary school where we have a network of 55 PC's. I also am the technician for Staining primary, royles brook primary, carr head primary and ocasionally mannor beach. Stanah hire me out to schools that have IT needs but cant afford the high fee most companys charge.

    Im currently on a work placement year from sheffield uni (hence the name Tax dodger) im the only technician in the schools i go to so i have nobody to ask advice from when i have a problem i cant solve so i think you will be seeing a lot of me hehehe

    see ya around

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Hi I'm Adam and I'm the IT Technician for Moor Park Business & Enterprise School in Preston.

    I have a Network Manager above me (he reads these boards but doesn't post) and we are in charge of 4 (soon to be 5 or 6) servers, about 200 (soon to be more) workstations, 40 or so teacher laptops, 20 or so pupil laptops and various other bits of kit including whiteboards, projectors, tvs, videos, telephones and whatever kit that LancsNGfL/CLEO fancy sending our way.



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