We’d like to wish André Pitanga, the Systems Administrator of the CUNY Academic Commons, a very happy Sys Admin Day! As the Sys Admin Day site makes clear, sys admins do a host of jobs to keep a site like this running. But what that page does not necessarily make clear is that Sys Admins are our first, second, and third lines of defense when our servers are hit with malicious attacks. Holding the line in the face of such attacks can be hard and unforgiving work; to maintain a strong commitment to openness in the face of such attacks takes a very special person. We are extremely lucky to have André in that position with the support of the CUNY Graduate Center Information Technology Office behind him.
So, thank you, André. Happy Sys Admin Day and congrats again on your well-deserved employee recognition award!!