Four short how-to’s: IPv6; Data archiving; Network costs; Getting started with virtualization

Four short how-to’s: IPv6; Data archiving; Network costs; Getting started with virtualization

Thursday, November 28, 2013
10:45 am — 12:00 pm

Rapid fire presentations on important IT tools to take your institution to the next technological level.


JF Amiot 1Jean-Francois Amiot

Network and Operations Director, Cybera

A graduate from l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Jean-Francois, more commonly known as JF, has been calling Calgary home for the last 12 years. Throughout his IT career, he’s worked as a consultant, network expert and manager in diverse sectors.




JonathanDursi webJonathan Dursi
CTO, Compute Canada/Calcul Canada

Jonathan is a Canadian computational science specialist with international experience. He was previously with SciNet, where he regularly consulted with research teams, developed and taught training programs, and established city- and nation-wide collaborations for HPC research. Prior to that, he was a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) for nearly five years. While at the CITA, he led the writing of the Computing, Networks, and Data whitepaper for the Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan, 2010-2020. Dursi’s involvement with the CITA began in 2004 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and before that he was as a Research Associate the University of Chicago. Dursi holds degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and completed his doctorate in Astrophysics at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.


Barton SatchwillBarton Satchwill

Development Manager, Cybera

Barton Satchwill has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alberta. He has spent his career developing applications in the public, private, and scientific domains. Barton has built three cloud systems based on the very successful OpenStack cloud fabric.




Luke3Luke Tymowski

Systems Administrator, Cybera

Luke works on several OpenStack-based projects, and is responsible for Cybera’s and the Cybera-hosted WestGrid infrastructure servers. Before joining Cybera, Luke worked as a systems analyst at the University of New Brunswick, and prior to that he was a sysadmin and build engineer for a software company in Toronto.