Daniel Ornelas

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IT App Development – Senior/Specialist


One of Daniel’s favorite quotes is “Never tell me the odds.” C3PO was an amazing computer able to compute probability in mere seconds. Daniel believes technology has improved by leaps and bounds since the making of the first Star Wars! He has been with Washington State University Enterprise Systems since October of 2017, with a background in Object Oriented Programming and Database Development. He is excited about the Workday Application because of how data is stored; Workday stores data as objects in memory, which improves access time for faster responses. It takes computing to another level.

Daniel’s experience with WSU has been to develop, maintain, and ensure functionality of administrative applications crossing multiple technologies and disparate systems such as PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, WebCenter Content Imaging, Workday, Jira, Explorance Blue, Control-M, and different databases. As part of the Modernization Team, he was part of the conversion team that gathered all the data from WSU systems for Workday to consume. His primary function now on the Modernization Team is streamlining, simplifying, and automating institute business processes through integrations.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, gaming on Xbox, and continuing education in technologies. He is a huge Star Wars fan.

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