Michael Hilborn

Michael Hilborn

Associate Director, Academic Technology Development
Service Mindset Facilitator
Michael  Hilborn

Michael acts as the Associate Director for Academic Technology Development in the FAS Academic Technology Group. He initially joined Harvard University in 2001 as a World Wide Web Instructional Software Developer, where he assisted in implementing and maintaining one of Harvard's first environments for course web sites. He continued to develop software for numerous Harvard platforms, and for his efforts, was later promoted (or punished?) into management. He has since had the privilege to lead talented and award-winning teams who have created and maintained web applications for both the University's administrative and academic missions. Michael has received several distinctions for his service, including the FAS CIO Spotlight Award and the coveted HUIT Cup.

In addition to working within HUIT, Michael has served as a Teaching Assistant in the Harvard Extension School since 2009. He has instructed over a dozen classes on the fundamentals of web site development, introductions to computer science, and advanced programming topics.

What I like most about being an IT Academy trainer: Having the opportunity to meet new colleagues, and getting a chance to learn more about them by exchanging information and experiences, and, hopefully, sharing a good laugh or two.
Other Interests/Hobbies: Michael dabbles in writing science fiction, fantasy, and horror, some of which might be good enough to publish one day. He has authored several computer games, including an award-winning Interactive Fiction. He enjoys relaxing, meditation, and not taking himself too seriously.

Contact Information

Harvard University Information Technology
Science Center, 400J
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-9380

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