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For me, one of the funniest things about working in information technology is the stock photos. If you were to base your impression of us IT professionals solely on Google Images, you’d think we were all Computer Ninjas, spending our days hunched over Teeny Tiny Laptops as we stealthily roam the expansive server farms we call home.

While that does sound like fun, it’s obviously not accurate (although the hunching part is somewhat true). Even though I’ve spent my entire career working on web and server infrastructure, I’ve actually never been to a data center. For the record, servers are…


I like to think of myself as an organized person. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a project manager, of course, but I think I’m probably a little more extreme than most. Maybe I have OCD — no, I don’t have eczema, I just wash my hands a lot — or maybe I’m just really particular. Regardless, I pride myself in keeping everything from my desk to my Jira boards to my sock drawer spic and span at all times. But, there’s always been one thing that I couldn’t quite get under control: my time.

Now, to be fair, I…

Thayer Luscian

I’m a digital architect and project manager who leads teams that push the envelope.

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