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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.

Gadgets

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in I.T. Notices | 0 comments

There is no end to the amount of marginally useful gadgets for people to buy.  (I am by no means endorsing these products, just showing some of the interesting things that are available) Have an itch to relive the glory days of Dukes of Hazzard or Smokey and the Bandit?  You can grab this handy little attachment for your iPhone from ThinkGeek on sale now for $9.99.  It has it’s own battery so it won’t drain your phone.  unfortunately it won’t qualify as a hands free device while...

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NDATL

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

I attended the 2014 spring NDATL conference this past friday (4/11) in Bismarck.  In my mind, the purpose of this gathering is to enrich our understanding about how to best deliver I.T. to the classroom.  For the past couple of conferences, I have been a little disappointed in the offerings for professional enrichment.  Here is a PDF of the break out sessions.  In total we see that there are 40 time slots, of which anyone can attend 5.  In order, I attended: Learning to Code Mobility and BOYD in Education Phone Systems Apple Deployment...

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