Loran Hauserman, Project Manager

Loran R. Hauserman

Project Manager

At the age of 7, Loran was given his first computer by his grandfather. It was an old TRS-80 with a screen that only showed black and green, 8-inch floppies, no onboard OS, and had to run everything from DOS Prompt. His grandfather performed what looked like a technological magic ritual, and Pac-Man popped up on the screen. Already a gamer, Loran played for hours, but later, came back to the computer powered off. He asked his grandfather to perform his ritual again, but all he said was “Figure it out” and went home.

Biography

At the age of 7, Loran was given his first computer by his grandfather. It was an old TRS-80 with a screen that only showed black and green, 8-inch floppies, no onboard OS, and had to run everything from DOS Prompt. His grandfather performed what looked like a technological magic ritual, and Pac-Man popped up on the screen. Already a gamer, Loran played for hours, but later, came back to the computer powered off. He asked his grandfather to perform his ritual again, but all he said was “Figure it out” and went home.

After two straight days of pre-internet fumbling around DOS commands and archaic directory structures, Pac-Man flickered back to life, and it was far more satisfying than any game had ever been. This sparked a lifelong love of technology.

In high school, Loran joined the Robotics team, read every Sci-Fi book he could get his hands on, and generally did anything you would imagine a late 90’s nerd would be doing—D&D, Chess club, anime, video games, etc. The only exception to the cliché persona was Loran’s girlfriend, and future wife, Rika.

In college, one of Loran’s friends from Robotics got him a job as a developer, and it quickly evolved into an Associate Project Manager position for the Research & Development Department. He changed his academic goals and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Project Management.

During the week you can find him managing technology projects. His lifelong love of anything that runs on electricity means he likes nothing more than to collaborate and cultivate good ideas to bring something new or something better to life. To him, hardware and software are still like magic, but now he knows how to cast spells.

Loran is young at heart and enjoys spending his weekends playing D&D and gaming with his friends and wife. He occasionally writes, drinks often, and tries to help his wife with her art business any chance he gets.

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Chromium
  • Andriod

Software & Technology

  • Azure/VSTS/TFS
  • JIRA
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Professional

  • Project Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • C#
  • Java
  • Python
  • SQL

Random Skills

  • Dungeon Master
  • Speed Reader
  • Several board game State Championships