Lance Herrick.pngLance Herrick

Systems Administrator I

What do you like best about working at MyITpros?

"The casual atmosphere. Being able work in shorts and flip flops is the life."

What’s one piece of technical advice you could never live without?

"Automate as much as you can. IT can get very repetitive at times, so automating these repetitive tasks keeps every day interesting. It tests how well you know the process as well, as you must have everything down to a T if you plan on scripting/programming it."

Which MyITPros core value do you identify with the most?

"Own it. It’s easy to pass the blame when something goes wrong, but having the ability to own an issue is what I always strive to do."

What are you most passionate about in your work?

"Virtualization. It’s so satisfying having an entire datacenter on one or two physical servers. It also makes my life easier by being able to delete, clone, and remake servers in a few minutes versus hours it used to take."

What’s your favorite thing to do in Austin?

"Eat tacos. I’m from Indiana, so having authentic Mexican food is amazing!"

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

"I got second place in the Indiana State Science Olympiad for Astronomy. Wow after I write that, it doesn’t seem very fun anymore."