Billy Visto

Staff

Lead Software Engineer and DevOps Engineer in Gustavus Technology Services and Web Services, and Assistant Men's and Women's Track Coach in Athletics

I am a graduate from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Stats. In my time at Morris, I was a member of the track and field team all four years, and worked for Computing Services as a Web Developer my senior year.

I'm originally from Oakes, ND where I was involved with soccer, basketball, and track until my senior year where I threw football into that mix. Outside of school and sports, I kept busy working on the family farm, working on computers, and staying active. I really enjoy to wakeboard, snowboard, ride bike, and pretty much anything else that allows me to be active.

I also coach the long and triple jumpers here and at Mankato East. Track and Field is something that has allowed me to stay active while still having fun. At Morris, I was a two year captain and currently own the indoor and outdoor school records for triple jump. I also own the outdoor UMAC conference triple jump record and provisionally qualified for the national meet in triple jump my senior season.

I've always enjoyed problem solving, which is why I really like to write code and come up with the logic to make the code work. So I absolutely love having the opportunity to work on the website and continuously find new and better ways of doing things as well as playing with new technologies.

I currently live in Mankato with my wife Joy, who teaches at Mankato East High School, our kids Ginny and Benton, and our dog Lena.

Education

B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris

Areas of Expertise

Long Jump, Triple Jump, PHP, Javascript, and Linux