John Urish has worked for Fermilab for 40 years as a technical specialist and computer specialist. He retires tomorrow.
Urish began work at Fermilab as an electronic hardware technician and, in the 1970s, helped build the electronics for CDF. He later worked as a systems manager for computer-aided design systems, which led to a position as computer specialist in the 1980s. He wrote programs, worked in desktop support, managed servers and, most recently, wrote scripts for use with batch systems.
After retiring, Urish plans to hike, bike and work on his house. He’ll also continue to work as a computer specialist, providing support for the November SC12 supercomputing conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.