Greg Weaver has worked at Notre Dame since 1999. He is the Senior IT Support Engineer & Analyst in the Athletics department, specifically servicing the Media Relations department's technical needs. He is an employee of the OIT, working in the DSS, deployed to the Athletics department.
Weaver got his start in 1970, when "everything was done with decks of Hollerith punch cards or punched paper tape readers." By the time he had graduated high school in 1973, Weaver was able to program in a wide variety of computing languages such as BASIC, PL-1, COBAL, FORTRAN, and Assembler languages. By the mid 1980s, he was enrolled in the Control Data Institute, where he graduated with top honors from the Digital Electronics program.
After starting at the University originally as a support technologist at the Help Desk in the OIT, Weaver joined the Arts and Letters Computing Office in 2002 and became part of an independent computer support team. He graduated in 2003 from the Microsoft Certified System Administrator Program offered at Productivity Point in Mishawaka, just about the same time that the OIT Distributed Support Services group acquired ALCO. Weaver was in charge of building and deploying images for clusters on the north side of the University's campus. In 2006, Weaver moved to his current position within the OIT/DSS, to provide support and technical services to both the Media Relations and Office of Recreational Sports departments. He became the Senior IT Support Engineer and Analyst for the entire Athletic Department in fall of 2010.
Weaver is also an accomplished photographer, running various newspaper photo staffs, teaching high school photography classes, and being a professional photographer. He has shot local, collegiate, and professional sporting events and received National awards for his work. Weaver also owned and operated a consumer electronics repair shop, and has managed any number of high performance audio and video stores and salons in addition to a franchise chain of Health and Fitness Centers.
Weaver enjoys writing in his free time, and started his own publication in 1989. He has written hundreds of essays, reviews, and articles that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and trade journals. Weaver started his own high performance audio journal, the audio analyst ©, and has been a contributor or reviewer to one audio-based magazine or another since the late 1980s; he has been an editor to them as well since 2001.
What is perhaps Weaver's grandest claim to fame in the High Performance Audio Industry is his creation of the Harmonic Technology MagicTM line of products in 2000. They were the first cable products to incorporate the OHNO continuous cast, single-crystal copper process when they hit the market. His 8-foot pair of speaker cables retailed for just over $3000 when they were released in 2000.
Weaver has been chosen to judge the Innovations and Engineering Awards in the high performance audio category for the Consumer Electronics Association's show for the past four years. He is the founder of the Audio Analyst © and On Sound & Music.
Weaver hails from New York City, N.Y., and currently resides in Elkhart with his wife, Kim Barella-Weaver. His children, Stormie, Skye, and Cade have all attended Purdue University, being part of the classes of 2011, 2013, and 2015 respectively.