Billy Kenzler has joined QCIF as an eResearch Analyst based at CQUniversity’s Rockhampton campus.
Billy, a self-confessed computer “hardware enthusiast”, has been supporting CQUni staff and students from the university’s IT Help Desk since 2019.
“I joined QCIF because I have a passion for technology and discovery,” he said. “I look forward to helping researchers continue to explore the unknown and push the boundaries of what is possible through the use of technology.”
Billy has experience with multiple programming languages, such as Python, HTML/CSS, C++, Java and JQuery.
QCIF Skills Development Manager Dr Mark Crowe said: “Billy’s IT expertise and passion for assisting researchers have already made a remarkable impact at CQUni and QCIF, and we’re delighted to have him join the eResearch Analyst team.”
At CQUni, Billy will work alongside long-time QCIF eResearch Analyst Jason Bell.
Like Jason, Billy will support CQUni’s researchers with high-performance computing and other eResearch technologies, research data management and storage, digital skills training, and will help promote QCIF services to CQUni researchers.
The pair are based in Rockhampton but assist researchers across the university’s many campuses nationwide.
Billy has been a student at CQUni for the last nine years. He gained a Diploma of Digital Media in 2016 and is currently studying part-time for a Bachelor of Information Technology.
His research interests include high-performance computing, network security and advancements in computing hardware.
As a full-time worker and part-time student, Billy doesn’t get a lot of free time but when he does, he likes to play video games and ride motorcycles. “My current video game obsession is the Total War Warhammer trilogy,” said Billy. “As for motorcycles, I’ve been riding for five years and have two bikes with plans to buy more. My current bikes are a Yamaha MT-07 and a KTM 1290 Superduke. My next bike purchase will be a dirt bike, probably a Yamaha WR450.”
CQUni researchers who would like advice about QCIF’s services may contact Jason or Billy via email: email@example.com.
Please note for technical issues with QCIF’s cloud computing service, QRIScloud, all researchers, including those from CQUni, are advised to contact the QRIScloud support team: firstname.lastname@example.org.