SIGUCCS 2018 Conference Committee Introductions – Alexa Calvin

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2018 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Alexa CalvinHow many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
Memphis will always be special as my first SIGUCCS, but I really enjoyed this year in Seattle. Wonderful people, good food, lots of great sessions, and a rousing three hour game of Trivial Pursuit!

How did you get involved as a volunteer in SIGUCCS?
I was “voluntold” that they needed someone to help orient the First Timer’s for a conference, and it was great. They haven’t been able to get rid of me since. Volunteering is such a great way to give back after all this conference has done for me.

What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
Getting my “The Insane” title in World of Warcraft? Seriously though, I’m really proud of how much I’m able to do as an “IT Department” of just one. Supporting three independent projects is a challenge but I love it!

You could always stop and talk to me about…
Pretty much anything! I love to learn, and have a ton of hobbies so feel free to educate me on what you like, or see if we have some overlap. I’m a huge nerd though, so geeky interests have a high percent chance of hitting the mark

What do you do for fun?
I’m all over the place, I have so many hobbies and no free time! Video games, build/water cool computers, wire things to other things, hang with my pets (dog and cats), table top gaming, D&D/Rolemaster style RPGs, ride my motorcycle, watch copious amounts of Netflix, it’s a long list.

SIGUCCS 2018 Orlando … who is your favorite Disney character??
That’s a really big question. Probably Belle, she loves to read and is sassy.

About SIGUCCS Editor

The Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) is an association of professionals who support and manage the diverse aspects of information technology services at higher education institutions. SIGUCCS is one of 36 special interest groups of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. SIGUCCS focuses on issues surrounding the support, delivery, and management of those services, and provides professional development opportunities for its members and the other individuals in the field.