Welcome Web Surfer!
I am John Groenveld and this is my web page. I am an employee of The Pennsylvania State University and The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). I graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the College of Engineering and with a minor in Management Information Systems from the Smeal College of Business.
I work for ARL's Information Systems Department within the Manufacturing Systems Division within the Materials and Manufacturing Office. My title is Associate Research Engineer, but my job description includes principal investigator, project manager, applications developer, DBA, UNIX systems adminstrator, and network manager. When wearing my Oracle DBA hat, I also maintain the Penn State-Oracle mailing list. Directions to my office are somewhat complicated and my official mailing address in the Penn State directory and my office location differ. If visiting me, check my directions.
On February 6th, 2003, thousands of Sun Microsystems customers celebrated the release of Solaris 9 x86 and the commitment from the management of our favorite technology vendor to work in partnership with the Solaris user community. Visit Save-Solaris.ORG.
While an undergraduate, I applied my expertise to my favorite student organizations. I was involved with the early web efforts of Penn State ACM and my fraternity-Triangle. I was also involved with Engineering Undergraduate Council and Engineering Roundtable's work with the World Wide Web.
Unfortunately, I wasn't a great help to the State College Original Music Showcase. I still try to follow the scene but not as aggressively as a few years ago. StateCollege.com maintains an online entertainment schedule. Jeff Van Fossan promotes original indy music with Roustabout! Meredith Rebar did as well for her Cherry Darling Productions, but has since moved to greener pastures.
While an undergraduate, I served for two years as the College of Engineering student representative to the University Faculty Senate. I was assigned to committees on Computing and Information Systems, Commonwealth Education System, and Athletics.
I'm planning some work-related vacations for myself:
I'm planning some long-ish runs:
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My Cool and Interesting URL List
My Cool Favorite Book List
My Cool(stupid) CGI Example:
My Cool Excuse for Using the Word Cool
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