Josh Hendrickson is a Staff Writer here at Review Geek. He has nearly a decade of experience in IT, including four years spent working for Microsoft, and covers everything from Windows PCs to smarthome hardware.
Before writing for Review Geek, Josh did project management, quality assurance testing, and sysadmin work at IDM Computer Solutions, which makes the popular UltraEdit text editor. His years of project management experience included a focus on Linux and macOS applications and troubleshooting, giving him intimate professional knowledge of all three major desktop operating systems. Josh also built and maintained PCs and servers for IDM, and was responsible for maintaining local and offline backups for the company.
Josh worked for Microsoft for several years, specializing in computer repair of both hardware and software. He took apart laptops, troubleshooted the Windows operating system, fixed programs like Microsoft Outlook, and removed viruses from customers' laptops. While working for Microsoft, he helped create a shared knowledge repository for all Microsoft employees repairing computers and developed a training process for catching new employees up to speed. During that time, Josh achieved a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification.
Even before working directly in Information Technology, Josh had a passion for technology. He rooted Android phones and flashed custom ROMs on them; gamed on all major consoles and with his PCs; and built his own computers.
That passion continues today. Josh has outfitted his house with a wide variety of smart gadgets, ran Ethernet cables everywhere, assembled Plex servers, and even built a smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and some open-source code.
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