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Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers Boiler & Machinery
CIS Manager, Lexington Division of Police
Karen Cote, MS
Lead Technical Analyst, University of Rochester Medical Center
Geek of the Week contest winners at Manpower, Incorporated
Sue Huhn - Senior Software Developer
Sara Baker - Manager for Application Development
Debbie Siegel - Associate Software Developer
Ronni Nivala - PowerBase Payroll Manager
Kathy Conatty - Manpower Help Desk Technical Specialist
Darlyne Emerick - System Support Analyst
Chrissy Luke - Systems Administrator
Robbin Hill - Change Management Supervisor
We women use your quizzes to have a little fun by having a "Geek of the Week" contest. We're all employees at Manpower International Inc. (one of the world's largest staffing firms) at the Home Office in Glendale, Wisconsin. The person who scores the highest on the quiz is required to bring treats for everyone and receives a floating "Geek of the Week" trophy. (The trophy is actually an old bowling trophy.)
Principal Systems Analyst, NASA
Daniel Arauz Asencio
Instructor/SYSOP; Valley View School, Richmond, CA
Technical Lead, MacDonalds
It is very important to keep abreast and have a clear understanding of the ever-changing terminology, and that's exactly what these quizzes help me do.
Technical Director, Cary Design Ltd; London
Whatis.com offers an entertaining way for me and my staff and clients to expand their knowledge of the known IT universe. Hardly a day goes by without a new crop of acronyms sprouting into existence. Rather than die under their weight, we use whatis.com quizzes to harvest them and dazzle others with our geek chic.
Account Manager, HP-Financial Services Division
Mr. George R. Clark
Information Systems Security Manager, U.S. Navy Manpower Analysis Center
Testing oneself is the surest way to increase your desire to learn more!
Business Consultant, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
I use the quizzes to test my knowledge in a variety of areas. The quizzes show me where I may need to read up on new technology.
James A. (Jamie) Dennis
I use these quizzes to test my knowledge and my areas of weakness so I might improve my knowledge of all areas of IT.
Nucomm Marketing International; Ontario, Canada
We use the whatis.com site as a tool for our Help Desk here. The tests keep our reps on their toes and help further their education.
IT Administrator , BKR Walker Wayland; Brisbane, Australia
Sr. Database Analyst, PACCAR Parts Division
CTO, NACS Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Giampiero Giacomello, Ph.D.
Researcher, Department of Social and Political Science; European University Institute, Florence, Italy
I work on cyberwar and cybercrime, so I have to test my knowledge about computer security and whatis.com is a great help. But no matter how hard I try, my students are always, always ahead of me! They should teach me.
P.M. High School, Minneapolis
I use the quizzes to remind myself of what I know, as well as to direct further reading and to pick up fun facts to share with interested students.
AtHome Data Technician/Installer, Mediacom Communications
Taking the quizzes has helped me find my strengths and weaknesses. Whatis.com has been a major asset to me and to many other employees from my area.
Technical Analyst, ETIS Trading Support Team; Yorkshire Electricity,UK
I use the quizzes to reassure myself that I still remember more than I've forgotten! They're also good for expanding knowledge on a topic that I already know a bit about. This morning's Peripheral's one was a good example - with loads of new interfaces and techniques mixed in with old ones.
United States Navy
Unix Administrator, Cargill
All ten correct! And I thought I'd lost my touch!
Technical Services Consultant, Abacus II
I have used the quizzes to test my knowledge of current technologies. Given that I work as a "consultant", these quizzes help me prepare for questions that I might not anticipate from clients.
M. J. Minero
Gerry B. Owens
Contracts Manager, TEKsystems, Inc.
Vice-President/Market Research Manager, Atlanta, GA
Programmer Analyst, CCN Managed Care
I use the quizzes to test my IT knowledge.
Your exams...are really great.
Director, Operations; Versatile Mobile Systems
I use the quizzes to keep current and to keep my geek co-workers honest.
Programmer Analyst, BD
The quizzes are great for pointing out weak spots and just picking up a little extra information fast!
Network Technician, Benton County Emergency Services
Web Designer, DamnPuters.com
I use the quizzes to keep up on what is going on in IT and that helps me help others when they need someone to resolve computer problems. In a very small rural community (pop. 1800+); there aren't many people with a lot of knowledge about IT, so I get help calls from friends and neighbors on a regular basis.
Unix System Administrator, Purolator Courier Ltd., Misissauga, Ontario, Canada
I got 100%. Whoooo hoooo! :-)
...took one quiz last year and got ZERO right. I'm doing better these days.
We live in a world where people need to know a lot in a minimum amount of time. Therefore, I consider taking the ten questions quiz as a quick and efficient training course on its own.
Sr. Manager, BHEL-Piping Centre
The quizzes were a surprise. They help us to know our areas of interest better and to identify shortcomings, if any.
Senior Programmer Analyst, Georgia Pacific Corporation
David Washington White
Director of MIS, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
You articles were a daily e-mail diet for me. In addition, I referred a lot of my junior staff and friends to your site.
Technology Project Manager, Reinsurance Service Projects, London
Business Analyst, Opus Software Solutions; Chennai, India
Strategic Business Consultant, SAP UK
Information Systems Specialist, Washington State Arts Commission
Engineering Manager, IT Guardian Ltd
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Senior Technology Analyst, FirstFloor Capital