We remember our colleague, Warren H. Jessop (whj@cs), who passed away February 23rd, 2019. Warren was a senior systems engineer and IT manager at the UW Computer Science Laboratory for nearly 30 years. Starting in 1982, he worked for the VLSI Consortium for a number of years, and later joined the Lab staff to provide broader departmental support for Sun workstations. In 1999, he took over the management of the Lab’s Support Group, and he retired from that role in 2011. Over three decades, Warren authored probably 1000 scripts, developed the system that reliably ran the tape backups for the dept. for more than 15 years, and the asset-tracking and computer account provisioning system that is still in use today.
Before coming to the UW, Warren worked as a computer scientist at Bell Labs in New Jersey and Naperville, IL.