John came to NC State in 2003 and supported the PowerBuilder system used by University Housing at that time. He also supported and developed the web-based applications of that system. In 2008, John was on the development and implementation team of the new PeopleSoft Housing Information System (HIS). Prior to coming to NC State, John worked as a consultant and an Applications Developer for the Office of the Registrar at Columbia University in New York. He has worked with C, C++, Java, Perl, SAS Assembler, and a variety of relational databases like Oracle, Sybase, and SQL server.