Patrick O. Gingras

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Patrick’s career in IT started as a hobby. He was an avid gamer and got into PC gaming by building his own computer. He became interested in the PC hardware space and built new computers every couple of years. It was during his internship in college that he seriously considered working in IT as a career.

Biography

Patrick’s career in IT started as a hobby. He was an avid gamer and got into PC gaming by building his own computer. He became interested in the PC hardware space and built new computers every couple of years. It was during his internship in college that he seriously considered working in IT as a career.

Patrick began working in the IT industry as an intern at Northwest Florida State College while attending classes. From his humble beginnings, he climbed the ranks from part-time technician to network specialist, and finally to system administrator. He moved on from repairing computers and printers to managing an entire network and server infrastructure. As the Windows sysadmin, Patrick deployed applications and programs to users, built task sequences for installing the OS on new computers, managed system updates, performed server maintenance and wrote scripts to automate various tasks.

After working in this position for a while, Patrick felt he had reached the peak of working IT at the college, and was no longer challenged to grow his knowledge. He began the hunt for a new job with opportunities to learn Microsoft Azure and Intune. With a stroke of luck and a recommendation from a colleague, he discovered Bit-Wizards.

With a wealth of experience in Windows Server and Microsoft System Center, Patrick is a strong asset to Bit-Wizards’ managed IT services as an Infrastructure Engineer.

Patrick lives in Crestview next to family and close relatives. He hails from Youngsville, Louisiana where he was born and raised. His favorite foods are Cajun cuisine like gumbo, crawfish etouffee, and shrimp po' boys. He enjoys reading books and playing video games.
 

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Server 2003 R2, 2008/R2, 2012/R2, 2016

Software & Technology

  • Microsoft System Center
    • Configuration Manager
    • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Data Protection Manager
  • Heartland Payment Systems Onecard / point-of-sales systems
  • PaperCut MF / pay-for-print system
  • Datacard IDCentre
  • Cisco Switches and APs
  • Dell EqualLogic SAN

Development Environments

  • Batch, VBScript, PowerShell

Random Skills

  • Thinker of Deep Thoughts
  • The Voice of Reason
  • Lord god Genius in Charge (a.k.a. F@#$ing Genius!)
  • Master Universe Builder
  • Sith Lord of Security
  • Maestro of Mayhem