John Walker is a full-time instructor in Career and Technical Education at Gresham
High School. John has been teaching full time for the last nine years in Professional
Technical Education, including three at a regional professional technical high school.
He worked for more than 20 years as an Information Technology manager working for
high technology firms providing systems and networking design and management.
One of his favorite positions was as Director of Technology for a group of Paul Allen
companies including the Portland Trail Blazers. He has been using and administering
*NIX systems since the first commercial system (a Fortune 32:16) was released in
John has taught four summers at the Working Connections conference and last year he actually rode his bicycle home after the conference to Portland, Oregon, intercepting his son in Denver.
He completed his Masters in Career & Technical Education program at Concordia
University last year and is currently working towards his PhD. He is a registered
Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon, and holds numerous certifications
including a RedHat RHCT, Microsoft MCSE, Novell ECNE, Sun Microsystems SSA, and
Cisco CCNA certificates as well as certifications from Mentor Graphics and Intergraph
in Computer Aided Engineering/Design and Systems Administration.