Hi. I’m Steve Case and up until a few years ago I was a Senior Systems Engineer for Dell. Not that most people understand what a Systems Engineer is.
I could give you a link to any of a number of definitions for Systems Engineering, but I’m happy giving you mine:
Understanding enough about everything in your areas of expertise that you understand how the different parts work, how they work together, and what it looks like when something isn’t working.
I spent the majority of my time learning how things work, helping others learn how things work, and applying the parts to the whole. My trademark question is “What are you trying to accomplish?“
Now I’m a Specialty Imaging Technology Manager at Xerox, where my team works with scanners and specialty devices like wide-format printers and barcode label printers. The change of venue, and some notoriety, haven’t changed my trademark question or my passion for figuring-out how things work.
Why a blog?
Funny thing: I was never intending to blog. I didn’t think I’d have much to say. After posting a lot on Twitter, I found I came up with lots of things I wanted to share. Of course being able to use more than 140 characters here was a big plus. 🙂 Even Twitter’s change to 280 characters is nothing compared to an actual blog post.
Let me know what you think, either by commenting on a post or by using the Contact page.
Oh, let’s not forget the disclaimer: Opinions here are my own, not those of my employer or anyone else.