About Me

My name is Peter McMillan. I'm now retired from UC Santa Cruz. I am interested in Porsches, track days (HPDE) autocross and bicycling. I've been helping to take care of my extended family over the past couple of years (well, now it's more like 10 years).

I used to be all things tech, I still like tech, but also find a lot of enjoyment in riding my bike, growing hot peppers, driving Lynda and Leo to dog shows and travel.

I'm a senior IT guy at University of California, Santa Cruz and have the title Director, Client Relationship ManagementIn this role, I provided leadership, consultation and strategy development for campus executives; align IT initiatives to meet campus objectives; plan, develop and manage IT projects. Specifically, I work across a number of functional areas in the institution including Business Services (Financial, Human Resources), Life Safety (Police, Fire, Risk, EH&S, Physical Security Systems), Physical Environmnet (Plant, Planning & Construction), Student Services (Housing, Dining, Administration), Executive Support and University Relations. 

I am deeply interested in open source technologies such as Drupal, Ubuntu, Apache and often start here to find business solutions to common problems. In my capacity as a working supervisor, I manage a number of Linux servers used for dev, staging and production web services. 

I go through phases of deep technical dives. Past dives included mapping technologies, MEAN stack development, RESTful API's, SmartOS VM's and of course anything iOS and MacOS related.

Of late, I've gotten into all things Porsche and learning performance driving. I'm an active participant in our local AutoX events and have taken a number of courses to improve.

My hobbies include cycling, performance driving, travel and photography. I can also be found learning Lightroom, Photoshop and doing photo restoration work.

In addition to my responsibilities as a senior manager in IT, I keep a portfolio of development work so that my brain won't explode. My portfolio includes a lot of custom apps and Drupal work which you'll find notes and posts about as I remember to write stuff down.

I don't do much with Twitter.

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