Meet the TCC: Joel Garcia

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Here’s some information about one of our newest TCC members, Joel Garcia, who is a Coordinator for Information Systems at ESC-1. We feature members of our organization in every newsletter. See all the other great information here. Enjoy!

Q. I understand you have an interesting work background. Can you tell me a little about that?
A. I have worked in IT for 16 years in multiple industries including education, municipal government, and banking. My work experience includes the support of student information systems, finance systems, document management systems, and SharePoint. I also have strong software development and business intelligence skills. Most of my software development has been completed by using ASP.NET, C#/VB, Telerik DevCraft Controls, SQL Server, and SQL Reporting Services.
Q. How long have you worked with the Texas Computer Cooperative?
A. About three weeks. (Note: as of the end of January 2016.)
Q. What do you enjoy doing with your free time (the little that I’m sure you have)?
A. In my personal time I enjoy reading, watching movies, volunteering at church, and spending time with my family.
Q. Do you have any pets?
A. I have a chocolate Labrador named Leela.

If you would like to know a little more about Joel, click here to read a short profile.

Don’t forget…

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Press the F1 key to bring Help up for the page you’re on. There’s lots of really great information in Help — from what fields do to links to videos showing you how a page works. You’ve always got what you need at your fingertips. And don’t forget that you can always contact us with your questions. That’s what we’re here for.

Woo-hoo! Spring Break.

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It’s already spring — but we’ve known that for some time down here in South Texas. That means that it’s time for a bit of a break and reset. The Texas Computer Cooperative is closed next week. But we’ll be back and ready to go on the 21st of March. Have a great week!


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You’re out and about and suddenly remember you need to check your child’s grade. Rats! But wait, you’ve got a cell phone, which means you have access to txConnect Mobile. You can check things like news, attendance, courses, discipline and more. Right in the palm of your hand. Take a deep breath, turn off the car and relax. You’ve got this. TxEIS: convenience everywhere. Need more information? Give us a call or check out this YouTube video.

It’s here!

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Yes! The newest TxEIS (2.0.0005) is available. And it’s got lots of great enhancements. The most obvious is the new color scheme. Lovely, trust me. The font is easy to read and the colors are bright and cheery. It’ll improve your day. Stay tuned for more great changes in this Release. Want to know more about the Release cycle? Check out this flyer. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The best of the best

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Boot Camp (a Texas Computer Cooperative training for new consultants) was, as usual, a great success. Led by our ace up the sleeve, Charles Wimett, the week-long class touches on all things TxEIS so that our consultants can help y’all out with just about anything (that broken water main at home will probably warrant a plumber, though). So you make sure to contact us with any questions: we’re ready!