Samuel O. Blowes

Director of IT

Sam Blowes is the Director of IT at Bit-Wizards. He helps clients integrate their businesses into Microsoft’s Cloud based project management system and central hub. He works in the IT department internally, providing support and SharePoint integration for his co-workers. He’s a technology enthusiast in many areas, and is a creative problem solver.

Biography

Sam has fostered a love for technology for as long as he can remember, sneaking time on his older brothers’ Vic-20 and Commodore 64 when they were at school and teaching himself to program in BASIC on his Atari while still in elementary school. He still has a passion for vintage computers and the 8-bit 6502s.

 

Growing up in England and Europe afforded him the exposure to learn several skills from many places. From programming to computer assembly and repair, from graphic design to video editing, and on multiple platforms, Sam has worked as an IT professional on several continents and is experienced in multiple operating systems and platforms. Sam has been doing web design since the late 90’s, even before the days of CSS. His globe-trotting upbringing made him a voracious learner, and he’s quick to jump into any project and hone the required skillset.

 

Having worked extensively in the non-profit sector, Sam has designed network infrastructures, technical systems, and custom digital workflows for churches, media companies, and international missions’ organizations all over the world. Sam and his wife, Monica, have lived in Destin, FL for over 8 years and have three children.

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft
    • Windows 3.x / 9x / ME / XP / Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Server 2008 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019
  • Apple
    • System 7
    • Mac OS 8 / 9
    • OS X / MacOS
    • iOS
  • BSD Unix
  • Linux
  • DOS
  • CP/M
 

Software & Technology

  • Microsoft
    • Office 365
    • Azure Cloud Platform
    • SharePoint 2007/2010/2013/2016
    • SharePoint Online
    • Exchange / Exchange Online
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Premier Pro
    • After Effects
  • Apple
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Logic Pro
    • Motion
    • Compressor
  • Code
    • PowerShell
    • Bash
    • Perl
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • PHP
    • MySQL
  • Hardware
    • Computer Assembly & Repair
    • Data Recovery
    • Fortinet network infrastructure
    • Ubiquiti hardware
    • A/V configuration, design & optimization
 

Professional

  • Multi-platform IT
  • Cloud infrastructure & architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Development
  • Video Editing
  • Sound Engineering
  • UNIX/ Linux Administration
  • Network Administration
  • System Administration