Web Technologies Programmer, Academic Computing Manager, Software Developer and VP of Special Projects
Mid Michigan Community College, Wesleyan University, University of Minnesota and Remote Learner
Matt Rice is the Web Technologies Programmer at Mid Michigan Community College, based in rural central Michigan. He has a B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science and has been programming professionally for over 10 years. Working as the Moodle administrator for MMCC, Matt has coordinated everything from servers to students, including performing the first ever institutional upgrade to Moodle from v1.9 to v2.6 (and now v2.8).
"I like to think that the small size of my institution encourages creative solutions to problems, as throwing funding at an issue is rarely a palatable solution."
Jason Simms is Academic
Computing Manager for the Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He has a B.A. in Classics
from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. in Anthropology, an M.P.H. in
Environmental Health, and a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology, all from the
University of South Florida. His primary role at Wesleyan is working
with faculty to integrate technology into their teaching, research, and
scholarship, and he also is the functional Moodle manager.
Jeff Kerzner is a software
developer at the University of Minnesota. His interests include digital
humanities and computing culture, as well as software.
is VP of Special Projects at Remote-Learner, covering architecture and
engineering of new products. Martin brings over a decade’s experience in
the dark arts of tuning and refactoring Moodle for scalability and
performance. Through his contributions to Moodle, git, Fedora, Sugar and
other open-source projects, Martin’s influence is unmistakable. Prior
to coming onboard with Remote-Learner, Martin served as Chief Technical
Officer with One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), responsible for software
architecture and hardware development.