Dr. John K VanDyk

Senior Systems Analyst
Adjunct Assistant Professor
John K. VanDyk

I provide strategic and technical leadership for the Biology IT group.

I am fascinated by systems. A well-architected, smoothly running, optimized system is a thing of beauty. My passion is designing, building, maintaining and monitoring highly performant systems that solve real-world problems.

Because none of us can understand everything, I work collaboratively. By collaborating we learn from each other's areas of strength and become more effective. My own background is in unix administration and web development. I enjoy taking a deep dive into unfamiliar technology and emerging with newfound expertise. I like to leave a trail of documentation along the way. 

My current area of exploration is high-performance, highly-available Linux systems. I maintain BugGuide.net.

Area of Expertise: 
Software Engineering
Systems Architecture
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 1996
B.S., Dordt College, 1992
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