Stan Swiercz
Manager, Software Applications

Concordia University
Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science
Academic Information Technology Services
Room EV-007.165
1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8
(514) 848-2424 ext. 3054

I have worked for the Dept. of Computer Science and now the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science since November 20, 1978, that makes it 43 years, 8 months and 22 days. I have worked 619 days past my normal retirement date of December 1, 2020.
I will retire on November 1, 2022, that leaves me with 81 days to go.

I was originally hired as a programmer working on CDC Cybers, then became a Vax VMS junkie before seeing the light, UNIX and now LINUX.

I am responsible for the installation and maintenance of software on our systems. I keep the database systems up.

I have a degree in electrical engineering from McGill but found out during my studies that I don't like hardware, I'm a software type of guy.

Group photo My claim to fame is being on the team with Prof. Lam, Prof. McKay and Larry Thiel (my boss) in proving that a finite projective plane of order 10 does not exist. That's us on the right looking at some of our log files.

London Stage

On Monday, September 30, 2013 I went to see Spamalot in London. Here is my ticket:

on stage

As you can see I was in seat D1 and ended up on stage:

on stage

See the Wikipedia page for an explanation. King Arthur was played by Les Dennis (who I never heard of at the time but now appears on Coronation Street) and Patsy by Warwick Davis who I recognized from his role as the Emperor Ludens Nimrod Kendrick Cord Longstaff XLI (a.k.a. Porridge) in Doctor Who. I also got a certificate and a tin of SPAM!!

Outside activities

my son my daughter I used to be interested in a lot of things but now I devote my spare time to my wife and 2 kids. Here is a picture of my son wearing a Soviet Red Army hat and my daughter with a sombrero.

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