|Kevin Kent: MIS Grad/Giants Admin|
He just got hired by the SF Giants.
No, I'm serious! Kevin's now on the organization's "starting lineup" as an IT Administrator. Not only is it way cool but it's super impressive because the IT staff there is a really elite outfit of top-notch people who love the team but who have to really know their stuff, first and foremost. Everybody counts on them to keep the info flowing and the systems going to support the team, the fans, the organization. Not many get to tryout, let alone make it onto the team. But Kevin did it and we're super-proud. He's in the big league!
I've been lucky enough to hear the Giants CIO, Bill Slough, speak–he's a terrific guy and occasionally comes to SJSU to talk to the students, etc. He's super nice. Super smart. Telling us all the leading edge technology innovations they use, etc. Kevin's so lucky to be working in Bill's outfit and we wish him, and Bill, and the team, the very best.
I asked Kevin to share a bit of the backstory which I've embedded below. Check out how he got to MIS@SJSU, via Industrial Design (!), and made it to the Giants for the next chapter in his life. Also note his kind & gracious words about the program and the MIS faculty. Thanks, Kevin. You're a star.
Go Kevin. Go Giants!