The Mind Of Root podcast is the product of Rich and Keith, and Steve. A couple of admins and former co-workers that discovered the world of technology podcasts around the same time and felt inspired to give back to the community. We originally concepted the podcast to discuss the life of a mobile system administrator as our jobs had us traveling the country administering systems and networks spread over large geographic regions. Since then, Keith has changed jobs to a small company with no travel requirements, so we decided to go with a more general topic format. Along the way, we picked up Steve as a listener and then as a host of the show.
Here’s a little about us individually….
Born and raised in the Philadelphia, PA area and currently residing in the suburbs with his wife and two kids. Keith attended a prestigious university in downtown Philadelphia (No, not that one….think LESS prestigious). Having spent nine years traveling nationwide as the Manager of Network Services for a large company, Keith recently changed jobs and is currently the Director of Information Systems for a small suburban company.
I was born in Britt, IA. Just a little town in the middle of God’s country. I grew up in Sioux City, IA and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA. I was always interested in computers and gaming in general. I grewup using Apple computers and never imagined that I too would get sucked into Big Blues world and eventual become one of the zombies tripping through a maze designed by Microsoft. How I became an administrator of networks spread acrossed the central US and Canada still amazes me. I guess when you finally listen to your heart and ask what it is you love to do you sometimes find it.
I grew up in Milwaukee, WI and have lived in the area since (other than a couple of years at UW-Madison). I have always been technologically inclined, from setting up my grade school computer lab (about 12 Apple IIs) in fourth grade, to my previous job as the IT Specialist for a local police department. I’m currently a Senior Windows Systems Engineer for Edgenet. Keith and Rich were kind enough to allow me to barge in on their show (I snuck on when Ted was on vacation!) and I hope to learn as much (if not more) than I contribute.We would appreciate your feedback on the show and any ideas you may have for topics to cover.
Ted is a "sometimes co-host" that likes to come on an throw a monkey wrench into our finely tuned precision delivered show.
We can be reached collectively via email at Feedback [at] mindofroot.com Thanks.