Inside Look at Information Technology at Stardock

By on February 13, 2013 11:56:10 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Nextpowerup.com has an interview with Stardock's VP of Technology Kris Kwilas (Nakor) and gives some insights on the technology Stardock uses.  It's a great article to get an inside view of what goes on behind the scenes.

http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/782/an-inside-view-of-information-technology-at-stardock.html

"IT work can many times be described as long periods of relative quiet interspersed with short periods of absolute panic. Is it any different at Stardock?

It is somewhat different at Stardock as we are not potentially as silo'd when it comes to the operational groups. There is a large range of things we're doing on a daily basis, from devops, netdev, and fighting the infrastructure entropy of a 50 person company. Time not spent there is involved with developing, releasing, and supporting our Windows desktop enhancements (Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, and more) as well as PC strategy games (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress, and more)."

 

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February 13, 2013 12:37:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not a bad read. Nice to know that a VP is a real person after all. Kudos to Nakor.

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February 13, 2013 8:06:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Nice to know that a VP is a real person after all.

I 'spose 'real person' is as good a phrase as any to describe Kris ....

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February 13, 2013 8:37:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good read ID, thanks!

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February 14, 2013 11:58:12 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

i see he purposely skipped wom..

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February 14, 2013 5:51:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Does Kris focus primarily on Server maintenance and Infrastructure?  The article was a little vague and seemed to elude that he does more than just what I think of as IT work.

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