ESP Biography

JOHNATHAN VANSKYHAWK, Hacker (time-traveller from the near future)

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Self Employed

Year of Graduation: 2005

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Johnathan VanSkyhawk Bio:
Johnathan was born and raised in Massachusetts. He attended Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. where he completed a degree program in Electrical Engineering. His most recent project was for Boston's local electric utility company performing a system wide electrical distribution SCADA upgrade for Boston and Cape Cod. In his free time he enjoys Bicycling, Home Renovation, Art, and Traveling.

Past Classes

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C10336: Hackintosh 101 in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
The objective of this course is to introduce/design stable Hackintosh computers running on Intel PC/Laptop hardware. Lectures with follow-up question and answer for each topic covered. Students will cover the Hackintosh upgradable and robust platform(s) capable of hosting OSX operating systems. Topics will cover: 1. Recommended hardware for optimal compatibility. Motherboard, CPU, GPU, RAM, PSU, and Cooling. 2. Installing and configuration of hardware. 3. BIOS configurations (UEFI vs. EFI) 4. Boot-loader and Multi-boot configuration. 5. RAID configurations. The advantages/disadvantages of Hardware RAID vs FakeRAID vs AppleRAID. Selection of Mirror vs Stripe and optimal disk layouts for different appplications. 6. OSX installation. 7. Preparing OSX Recovery Volume. 8. Creating OSX Time-Machine based backups. 9. Methods for automation of common tasks based on schedule such as: periodic syncing of critical data to cloud/external storage. 11. Performance/stress testing. 12. Don't Panic! Restoring backups, UPS recommendations, verbose booting, and recovering a failed RAID. 13. Finding additional Hackintosh resources on the web.