Name: John Witkowski
Title/Department: IT Specialist / Academic Computing Unit
My Hometown: Yokosuka, Japan
My favorite things about HawCC… The people at HawCC are the best. Everyone treats each other with respect, are friendly, approachable, and supportive. It feels like one big family.
My hobbies and interests are… I used to play jazz guitar professionally and love sitting in with groups and jamming. Recently I’ve been bitten by the kī hō’alu (slack key guitar) bug and I’ve been listening to tons of recordings and learning how to play.
If you came to visit my office you would see… I share the office with Glenn Proctor so you would get to meet him first. Then you would see a lot of computers, monitors, cables, switches, and various gadgets strewn across a few desks in our work space. We also have a wide screen monitor on the wall showing the status of the entire HawCC network.
I like the Big Island because… People are generous, patient, and kind to one another. Car drivers will literally wave you onto the road safely and allow you to go ahead of them. That speaks volumes to me.
In my free time I like to… Explore new beaches.