University of Oregon

How Stanford leverages remote desktop imaging in and out of the classroom

Who Should Come: 
This event is only open to the UO Community
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McKenzie Collaboration Center (175 McKenzie)

How Stanford leverages remote desktop imaging in and out of the classroom

A presentation By John Chao, Mike Queisser, Tim Johnson, Alex Schorsch, Stanford University


Come learn about

- Remote image management and patching at Stanford 

- Select use cases 

- Where should we invest our time and money?  Computer Labs, Virtual Desktop Infrastructures, or 'the Cloud' 


by Stanford University's Academic Computing Services IT Operations Group.



Stanford's Academic Computing Services IT Operations group is responsible for IT asset procurement/management, image development, printing, and technical/user support for Stanford's 15 libraries, computer labs, and 120 residential learning spaces. The group services approximately 650 full time staff members, 20,000 students/faculty, and 1500 desktops and laptops.

The visiting group is charged with image and software development at the desktop/laptop/device levels.

John Chao, Head of Operations

A Seattle native, John has worked as a technologist at Stanford for the past 16 years. He joined Academic Computing in March 2011 and previously led Stanford's international IT initiatives across 6 continents.

Mike Queisser, Technical Systems Architect

Mike is the group's technical lead responsible for designing machine management architectures for multi-platform environments. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he has previously worked at Washington Department of Transportation, Washington State University, and University of Washington.

Tim Johnson, Technical Systems Specialist

Tim joined the team at Stanford in November 2011, where he focuses on imaging, testing, and QA. He has worked in higher education since 2005 in many roles including as a desktop support specialist and computer lab manager at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Alex Schorsch, Technical Systems Specialist

Alex has been with Academic Computing at Stanford since 2007, first as a student tech, then as a full time staff member managing cluster operations, and finally in his current role on the imaging team. His area of expertise include release and deployment.