We are delighted to report that André Pitanga, IT Senior Associate (Level 2) at the CUNY Graduate Center and Systems Administrator for the CUNY Academic Commons, received an Employee Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement today in a ceremony held at the CUNY Graduate Center.
This is very well deserved news. Most users of the Commons don’t know André, but the Commons itself might not exist without his hard work on the site, which is housed at the GC. From his careful stewardship of the project in its initial stages to the care and attention he gives our servers to his enthusiastic presence in our meetings to his intense interest in collaborating with others on the Commons Dev Team, André has shaped this project in numerous ways. More importantly, André has been an important advocate for open-source projects at the Graduate Center and at CUNY more widely, often providing advice and support to those of us working to increase the visibility of open-source projects within the system.
Last year, I wrote a post celebrating André for Sys Admin Day. This year, I’m so very happy to be able to offer him congratulations on a well-earned recognition of his achievements. Thank you for all that you do, André, and congratulations on this award!!