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Kody Backman


Position:  Technology Coordinator

Email:  kody.a.backman@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266 ext 131

Education:  Trial & Error

About:  I grew up on a farm north of Souris where I was a tractor jockey for 10 years or so.  I moved to Minot and bounced around in a few different jobs before I found I had an aptitude for technology.  After spending several years in Minot I moved to Fargo looking for greener pastures.  I bounced around in a couple of I.T. jobs and finally settled in as a Linux Admin for BCBS of ND for several years.  The opportunity to work as a computer monkey for BPS came up and the allure of moving home was too hard to resist.  In the late winter of 2010 I moved back to the farm.

My wife Sara and I have two daughters, Samantha and Kaci.  In my spare time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with the family.

Google Summit

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

Over this past weekend I attended a Google Summit in Grand Forks.  The purpose of this is to show different ways google’s offerings can be used in the classrooms.  It isn’t limited to just google products though, they did show some other tools as well.  I was primarily interested in how to deploy and manage google’s offerings in an efficient and effective manner.  There were a couple of sessions that were right on point with that, especially one given by Mitch Dowhower.  This dude works for AmplifiedIT and works with...

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The latest and Greatest?

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

Famous author George R. R. Martin clearly likes to keep things cutting edge.  He writes books for his series “A Song of Ice and Fire” (Game of Thrones T.V. show on HBO) on computer running DOS using an application called WordStar 4.0.  WordStar is an application that had significant market share in the early to mid 80’s, but is now an abandoned project.

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