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Rising Star Award Given to ITS Staff Member

April 18, 2013

Created in 2007, The Cathy Lester IT Excellence Memorial Award recognizes administrative information technology professionals who demonstrate the qualities for which Cathy Lester was known.

This year, Matt Jorgenson, Software Engineer, ITS Systems, received the Rising Star award which is given to someone in the early years of their IT career that show extraordinary promise. In announcing the award, the selection committee said:

Matt is a Software Engineer with Information Technology Services. According to his nomination, Matt has become essential in the University IT community in his role as developer for the Python Production Environment (PyPE) . . .He was a key person in making the PyPE batch environment work, he successfully completed the University Mail Box Service mainframe to java mail transition, and remained the primary steward of the Task Manager system. Matt gives significant time to the greater IT community as an SY101 coordinator, attending code reviews, teaching sections of the Python/Django course, serving as a challenge analyst, and leading and documenting the PyPE working group meetings.

The Python Production Environment provides a modern development environment for applications.

Great job, Matt! You are making a positive difference in the University IT community.

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