Keynote Speaker


Student Technology conference 2024
Presents: Rick Graziani
From Mainframes to IPv6 to AI: My Journey as an Imposter in the World of Networking 
Tuesday June 25

We are happy to announce Rick Graziani as the Keynote Speaker for the 30th anniversary Student Technology Conference!

Rick Graziani has been teaching and working in the computer networking industry since the 1980s.

He is a full time CS/CIS professor at Cabrillo College and an adjunct CSE professor/lecturer at UC Santa Cruz. 

Rick also works for Cisco Systems on their Curriculum Engineering team as part of the Cisco Networking Academy. He has written several books for Cisco Press, including Fundamentals of IPv6, and is a technical presenter for the Cisco Networking Academy Conferences.

Prior to teaching, he worked in the information technology field for SCO, Tandem Computers, Lockheed Martin and served in the U.S. Coast Guard. When he is not working, he is most likely surfing at one of his favorite Santa Cruz surf breaks.