My name is Konstantin Tovstiadi (I go by Kosta) and my job is to help all units and individuals on campus with their web presence needs by providing no-cost consults, information about CU web services, and by organizing web-related events.
I am from Russia where I got a BA in translation and interpretation; I came to the US in 2000 to earn an MA and then a PhD in communication. I chose an alternative academic track early on - instead of trying for the tenure-track world of publish or perish (more accurately publish and perish), I focused on web technology from a variety of perspectives - design, development, strategy, and pedagogy.
I joined OIT in 2012; before that I worked as a college-level IT coordinator in at the University of Kentucky, concentrating on Drupal - developing and supporting sites, but also providing training. I also taught undergraduate and graduate level classes on content management systems.
When talking to people on campus about their web needs, I try to focus on us humans needing tools to communicate and always look for the simplest solutions which will have the least maintenance needs and will be sustainable; and try to avoid getting fascinated with technology as an end in itself.