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"I'm happy that I could work on various projects with Nathan at National Instruments. His incredible technical knowledge and friendly attitude helped the team a lot and me as well with different IT technical questions. He's initiative, very persistent problem solver, quick learner and a really helpful guy!"
-- Sandor Attila Szabo, IT Team Lead at National Instruments, via LinkedIn
"Nathan was invaluable to our migration of a large Perforce installation from a Windows server (where it has been running for 10+ years) to a Linux server. Nathan used his Linux knowledge to create a set of scripts to test and automate the migration process. When unexpected Perforce issues came up late in the game, Nathan created an elegant solution when the vendor's support team could not."
-- Mike Hall, Mike Hall, Principal Engineer at National Instruments, via LinkedIn
"Nathan Eliot is one of those rare technical people who communicates very well, has a deep commitment to customer service, and has any easy going demeanor that end users immediately warm up to. Nathan was key to the success of a very risky and technical project during his time on my team. It was clear to me that he is a very skilled Unix/Linux administrator who can 'think outside the box' to get things done. Fundamentally, system availability and performance are at the core of everything Nathan works on. If one was looking for a highly skilled Level 3 or 4 Unix/Linux administrator, Nathan absolutely meets that requirement."
-- Eric McCraw, IT Manager at National Instruments, via LinkedIn
"We honestly don't understand anything about how Nathan does what he does, but the end result is that our servers and code migrations work really, really well. We have no idea what he looks like or what he's up to when we're not bothering him, but we suspect he only uses his technical powers for good."
-- Brain Candy, LLC, via the website credits for runesofgallidon.com
"Nathan displays an extraordinary ability to bridge the gap between plain English and computerese. While putting together a web site for me he patiently walked me through the steps needed for me to manage and utilize the site to its fullest potential on my own. Nathan successfully dragged me kicking and screaming into the 21st century."
-- Patrick Cardiff, owner of Cardiff Art, via LinkedIn
"I worked with Nathaniel on an independent project involving mesh wireless networks. Nathaniel organized everything, instigated meetings and came up with the design and approaches -- basically nothing happened without him."
-- Robert Ristroph, owner of Leather Apron Tech, LLC, via LinkedIn
"Nathaniel is very engaged in the use and promotion of Free and Open Source Software. He has helped promote Gnu/Linux and FOSS to school districts. He has also been very helpful in the establishment of the non-profit reglue.org which helps to put computers with Gnu/Linux in the hands of economically disadvantaged public school students. He is a team player who is adept at troubleshooting and has boundless energy."
-- Donald Davis, head of ReGLUE non-profit, via LinkedIn
"Nathan was a very conscientious worker, always considerate of the "why" behind what he was doing. Thanks to this mindfulness, he was always able to thoroughly resolve issues as well as create well thought solutions. Plays well with others."
-- Gina Hall, Logistics Manager at Roxor Games, via LinkedIn
"Nathaniel is a creative worker who applies intelligence to whatever project he takes on. During our time together, he was always someone I could bounce ideas off, and he would tell me what he thought without trying to 'spin' the boss. A good person, I am proud to have worked with him."
-- Stephen Sopko, CEO at Steve Jackson Games, via LinkedIn
"Nathan was put in a situation where he had to organize about 7 different versions of MacOS, Linux and Windows operating systems (from Windows 98 and MacOS 8.2 through OS X and Windows XP) into a coherent network, while maintaining legacy hardware, and keeping assorted e-commerce and web servers up and running. When he started, the computer situation he was dealing with looked an awful lot like someone had hauled in a load of junk from an attic. When he left, it was a managed, documented network with most of its quirks identified, if not actually fixed. Were I to gig Nathan for anything, it's that he didn't put a high enough priority on his personal life while he was at SJ Games. The environment there was one that can consume your entire life, and Nathan kept coming back for more work."
-- Ken Burnside, Print Buyer for Steve Jackson Games, via LinkedIn
"Nathaniel is an IT wizard with a strong sense of dedication to his work. It was not unusual for him to work odd hours, go off-site, or do whatever else was required to get the job done."
-- Scott Haring, e23 Manager for Steve Jackson Games, via LinkedIn
"Nathaniel was a system engineer at Steve Jackson Games while I was working as a webmaster. His ability to prioritize and task management has been like no other I have worked with. He had a full knowledge of the products and operating systems he worked with. He was also very knowledgeable in the art of web mastery and aided me when I would have issues. I miss my time working with him, because I knew I could always rely on him."
-- Leroy Everett, Webmaster at Steve Jackson Games, via LinkedIn
"While under the employ of Affordable Computers, Nathaniel applied his knowledge of programming and systems to produce outstanding results for the company. He learned a lot while he was here and showed the ability to obtain reliable information and knowledge when required. He was able to take direction and execute tasks to completion without supervision. He was excellent at applying his knowledge to formulate recommendations for systems changes and improvements. He also was good at presenting options with corresponding pluses and minuses in response to issues or directives he encountered and/or received."
-- Mike Nadeau, owner of Affordable Computers, via LinkedIn