James Donnell in front of John Lennon Wall in Prague, Czech Republic.

About Me

Hello, my name is James Donnell! I am a -year old Computer Scientist from New Jersey in the United States. I am a graduate from Rowan University where I studied Computer Science with a specialization in Cyber Security. I dabble in almost everything I come across in regards to technology be it Software Development, various hardware/IT fields or anything I can get my hands on. Apart from technology I enjoy the outdoors, traveling and exploring new places.

Picture by James Donnell of canal in Venice, Italy.


I always find myself wishing for more adventure. Whether it be a simple walk in the park or hiking a mountain or traveling to a new country. In the past, I have had the privilege to travel to many places and countries to see some truly amazing things. From Philadelphia to Honolulu from Rome to Venice to Prague, I have never encountered a situation that would prevent me from doing it again. I am grateful to have a wife (named Ana) who shares the same desire to travel. To check out our adventures together please, check out A & J Adventures at AJdventures.com by clicking the button below.

Logo of Rowan University, New Jersey, USA.


Rowan University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 2017
Specialization in Cyber Security
Summa Cum Laude

Picture by Anonymous of Philadelphia, PA.


Over the years I have worked anywhere from a janitor to a secretary to an IT technician and can honestly say that I have enjoyed every job I have had. While being a janitor or a secretary may not be the most career focused position, it has taught me a little something about good work ethic and having respect for all positions within a company. Below you can find the positions I have worked in related to the field of technology.

Singing River Health System
Jackson County, Mississippi

Network Administrator
December, 2018 - Present
  • More information coming soon!

Philadelphia Police Department
(Office of Innovation and Technology)
City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Systems Engineer
September, 2018 - November, 2018
Associate Systems Engineer
January, 2017 - September, 2018
  • Designed, configured and maintained end-to-end 24/7/365 system infrastructure
  • Continued network tasks related to PPD infrastructure
  • Storage experience with Microsoft ADFS, DellEMC NAS and SAN technologies
  • Configured and maintained VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments utilizing network and storage systems
  • Provided VPN, hardware and application support for vehicle MDT units
  • Managed AD and GPO
  • Introduced new solutions to improve staff knowledge and documentation of infrastructure

Office of Innovation and Technology
City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Network Engineer Intern
March, 2016 - November, 2016
  • Designed, configured and maintained numerous interconnected networks across Philadelphia
  • Installed and configured EX, QFX, SRX and MX series Juniper network equipment
  • Utilized knowledge and experience in Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies within redundant environments
  • Managed network upgrade projects from antiquated systems utilizing Nortel and Bay Network equipment
  • Resolved day-to-day problems that arose apart from long-term projects

Philadelphia Fire Department
City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MIS Intern
March, 2015 - March, 2016
  • Managed all technology requests for entire Fire Department with a limited, small team
  • Managed and repaired networks, servers, computers and printers
  • Maintained internal and external websites for all web operations
  • Maintained internal SharePoint for all internal unit cohesion
  • Maintained and updated outdated databases
  • Frequently assisted with projects at the Philadelphia Police Department


  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
    • IT Fundamentals
    • A+
    • Linux+
    • Network+
    • Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
    • Microsoft Technology Associate
      • Software Development Fundamentals
      • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
      • Database Administration Fundamentals
      • Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • Adobe Certified Associate
    • Web Communication using Adobe Dreamweaver¬ģ CS3
  • Internet and Core Computing Certification (IC3)