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John VanDyk

John K VanDyk

  • Senior Systems Analyst
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
I provide strategic and technical leadership for the CALS/LAS Web Team and the Biology IT group and participate as a CALS member of the Research IT group.

I am fascinated by systems. A well-architected, smoothly running, optimized system is a thing of beauty. My passion is designing, building, maintaining and monitoring highly performant systems that solve real-world problems.

Because none of us can understand everything, I work collaboratively. By collaborating we learn from each other's areas of strength and become more effective. My own background is in unix administration and web development. I enjoy taking a deep dive into unfamiliar technology and emerging with newfound expertise. I like to leave a trail of documentation along the way.

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403 Science II
2310 Pammel Dr.
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  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
  • M.S., Iowa State University, 1996
  • B.S., Dordt College, 1992

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Areas of Expertise: Software Engineering, Systems Architecture