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John Tyndall

Hey, I'm John Tyndall.

I lead and implement highly visible and scalable enterprise technology projects used by hundreds of thousands of users.

About Me technical leadership | software design & development | systems architecture & management

Professional Profile

Hey! It's John Tyndall, and I'm an endpoint engineering leader located in State College, PA.

I have a demonstrated history of designing, implementing, and scaling highly visible enterprise device management services and systems — but I don't just wear a nice-looking suit and tie: I also get hands-on and write code, design complex services spanning multiple geographic locations, and architect technical environments used across organizations.

Projects

Technical Skills

C#
REST API
SQL Server
Git
Windows
macOS
Linux
iOS
Azure Virtual Desktops
BigFix
JAMF

Projects Here is a sample of some of my recent projects.

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WebLabs

In 2020, I created WebLabs, a brand new service to remotely access academic technology at Penn State University. A year later, I led the evolution of this service into Penn State's first successful (and University-wide) virtual desktop environment.

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Windows Build Key

Provisioning systems is time-consuming and much harder than it needs to be. The Windows Build Key is a tool to help IT admins quickly—and consistently—deploy Windows operating systems.

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The Unmanaged Managed Desktop

IT is routinely the Department of No, an obstacle to productivity. The "Unmanaged" Managed Desktop provides a framework for managing endpoints at scale, while keeping end-users and the security office off your back.

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Research There is nothing more satisfying than diving deep into a problem (except for maybe solving it, or at least learning from it). Here are some of things I'm working on and writing about.

Research Interests

Systems Management
Operating Systems Imaging & Deployment
Engineering Leadership
Scaling
Reliability
Cloud Technologies
Software Deployment
Multi-user Systems
Music Information Retrieval
Computational Musicology
Intelligent Agents
Genetic Algorithms

Projects and Papers

Professional Work

 — Unrestricted Secure Computing

 — Sustainable Automated Software Deployment Practices

 — Building an Effective Software Deployment Process

 — The Windows 7 Build Key: Redesigning and Automating Image Deployment


Graduate Work

 — A Genetic Algorithm for Generating Jazz Harmonies

 — The Impact of Online Pedagogy on Student Effort

 — A Knowledge-Based System for Automated IT Help Desks

 — Privacy Implications for Vehicular Wireless Networks

 — An Intelligent Agent for Independent Learning

 — Pac-Men: A Distributed Game of Pac-Man

Contact If what I'm doing looks interesting, please get in touch! I'm available for new opportunities, consultation, guest speaking and training, collaboration and research, or just for picking each others' brains.