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Featured Developer Student for January 2019

Featured Developer Student for January 2019

January 18, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Mike Moore

 

Bio

For the past 20+ years, I was a mainframe developer in the financial services industry.  After 9/11, I took military leave to serve in the Army and was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When my life as an infantryman ended, I returned to the life of a mainframe programmer.  After a while, I grew restless for a new challenge so I decided to grow my coding skill set by learning newer technologies. Now I’m working on that goal at Centriq and enjoying the experience.

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Featured Networking Student for January 2019

Featured Networking Student for January 2019

January 11, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Victor Volasgis

 


Bio

I am a U.S. Army Veteran interested in continuing my career focus of Information Technology, Desktop support, Help Desk Technician, into my civilian life. I am eager to continue my education and better myself to excel in my field. I am currently a student at Centriq Training enrolled in the Systems and Security career track, where I will obtain CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Security+, and Microsoft Server Administration Fundamentals certifications. The reason why I chose IT is because I love the mind bobbling puzzles that comes with troubleshooting issues. More importantly the great feeling you have after solving the problem at hand, from those “My computer just won’t turn on”, all the way to full on outages.

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Featured STL Networking Student for December 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for December 2018

December 20, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Brian Simpson

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Bio

Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve been fortunate to excel in different high paced, customer focused roles like retail management, insurance sales, and auto claims. I’ve always had an interest in and aptitude for technology and have often been the go-to “IT-person”. Outside of work, I’m very passionate about the scouting program as an Eagle Scout. I’m also a die-hard fan of soccer. I’m looking forward to finding a company that I can have the same kind of passion in my new chosen career.Read More

Featured Networking Student for December 2018

Featured Networking Student for December 2018

December 17, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Joe McNeely

 


Bio

I was born and raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  After High School I joined the Marine Corps as a Rifleman and was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA and then deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After I left the Marine Corps, I went to the University of Central Missouri and have been doing sales related jobs since college.Read More

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

Featured Developer Student for December 2018

December 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

BOYD SIMMS

 

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Bio

I grew up in Pleasant Hill, Missouri until the age of 18 where I joined the United States Army. In the Army I specialized as a Network and System Administrator. The Military gave me awesome opportunities to live in and visit countries such as Ireland, Korea, and Japan. I worked as a Network Administrator after the Military for two years, but was ready for something new and challenging.

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Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for November 2018

November 15, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

Jon Beckner

 

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Bio

Hello, my name is Jon Beckner and for the last few years, I have worked in the restaurant industry as I completed undergraduate and graduate studies. As I worked my way up to a management position I learned valuable skills such as adaptability, planning, organization, teamwork and communication that I feel will enable me to succeed in this field. My educational background includes a bachelor’s in criminal justice and sociology, as well as progress towards a master’s in criminology with a focus in cybercrime.Read More

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

Featured Networking Student for November 2018

November 9, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

JT Bird

 


Bio

At a young age I loved to take things apart to see how they work. From old stereos to the first computer that I opened, the technology amazed me which lead me to focus on STEM classes through my education. When I moved to a workplace environment I always had jobs that were customer facing and technical such as drafting and manufacturing eyeglass lenses. After having careers like these I realized that a career in IT would be the perfect match for me.
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Featured Developer Student for November 2018

Featured Developer Student for November 2018

November 1, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

DOUG MCKINNEY

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Bio

I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, spending my late teens and early twenties in Lawrence, Kansas. After spending some time in beautiful Monterey, California, I lived in Brooklyn, New York for 6 years before moving back to the Kansas City area where I’ve happily resided since 2011. Along the way I taught myself HTML and CSS to be able to make websites for friends working in the creative world. I’ve always enjoyed the challenges posed by teaching myself things and I try to embody the DIY spirit. Though I do find that nothing is better than working with a team.

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Featured STL Networking Student for October 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for October 2018

October 19, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

James Coleman

 

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Bio

I come from a background in retail, fast food, loss prevention, and mobile repair. I also love helping people and animals, so I did some volunteer work as a roofer for habitats for humanity, and a janitor at a pet shelter. I consider myself a lifetime learner, and have taken several courses on various subjects that catch my interest like: music theory and performance, Stagecraft, policing with a focus on homicide investigation, and Geology (I like shiny rocks what can I say).
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Featured Networking Student for October 2018

Featured Networking Student for October 2018

October 12, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

CINDY GONZALEZ

Bio

I have been an elementary and high school substitute teacher and a teaching assistant. I have also coached competitive girl’s gymnastics teams and volunteered through AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity. I was also in the Army as an Information Technology Specialist.  Any time my friends or family have computer issues, they usually come to me to help them out.Read More