Cliff Hairston – Senior System Engineer
Hailing from West Virginia, USA, Cliff has been in the thick of the IT industry in Christchurch (engineer, trainer, consultant) for his full 22 years in NZ and another decade while in the US. Having worked on sites as small as one computer up to 5000+ node clusters, he has an expansive tech knowledgebase ranging from some of the earliest technologies in the 80s up to today. A problem solver at heart, Cliff loves not only finding the solutions to some of the toughest issues placed in front of him but truly loves the feeling of meeting and exceeding a client’s expectations.
Outside of IT, Cliff has been a bass player for over 30 years as well as picking up photography again after a long break from the hobby. Currently his focus is on astrophotography, landscapes, or anything that happens to end up in front of his lens.