UB Staffer Selected as a "Digital Don"

Release Date: May 21, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Steve Gallo of Buffalo, database administrator for the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research, has been selected as a "Digital Don" by infoTechNiagara, a regional organization dedicated to the support, promotion and growth of businesses in the Buffalo-Niagara region that are involved in the advancement of computer technologies.

According to the organization, the distinction of "Digital Don" is "given to the gentleman with a combination of knowledge of the IT industry, commitment to community and being an overall 'nerd' in a positive IT kind of way."

InfoTech Niagara also awards a Digital Diva award to recognize women in the industry.

The award was presented at the Buffalo/Niagara Emerging Technology Awards (BETAs) ceremony, held on April 11 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

Gallo, an alumnus of the UB Department of Computer Science and Engineering, previously worked for Veridian Engineering, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, as well as two Buffalo Byte Belt startups and his own consulting company.

At CCR, his responsibilities include Oracle and MySQL database administration, maintaining and developing software for the computational grid and assisting with the operation of the Access Grid, a tool for group-to-group collaboration and distributed meetings over the Internet.

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