Homebrewing photography

Just a few shots of a brew day.

Mashing in:


Bringing wort to a boil:

Trip to Hawaii

A few pictures from a recent trip to Maui, many more on the photography link.


theschick.com is back


After months of being out of commission, I decided to finally put my website back online.  No particular reason, as whatever this site accomplished is pretty much covered through email and facebook.  That being said, it is a convenient area to post pictures and use as a reference for whatever topic.


Work Experience

2006-present                 Harris Computer Systems                                                    

Manager, System Support and Technical Services 

  •  Manage two IT teams totaling 12 people that help support 1800+ person corporation covering 30+ sites
  • Maintain a clustered Exchange email system for organization.
  • Migrate new company acquisitions into corporate Active Directory domain
  • Field incoming help requests from end users, in local and remote offices.
  • Maintain local network policies, practices, security measures and control documentation.
  • Perform system backups.
  • Perform PC and network equipment installs as required.
  • Provide general maintenance of workstations.
  • Provide training on the operations and functionality of various applications and systems

 1999-2006                     DataTeam Systems, Inc.                                   Lawrence, KS

 Systems Administrator 

  • Responsible for all systems and network engineering as well as infrastructure maintenance throughout the entire company.
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain with SuSE Linux servers.
  • Spam/virus filtering on Postfix email server along with internal-only Exchange server.
  • In charge of research, purchasing, and implementation of new computer/network hardware.
  • Administer of all technical aspects of the DataTeam Systems’ website and assist with the design.
  • Setup VPN connectivity for remote users to internal LAN.
  •  Lead technician for client installations of SQL-based attendance management system.
  • Projects including Windows Terminal Services, Virtual PC, Citrix.
  • End-user support and service of over fifty Macintosh and Windows workstations.
  • Work with the quality assurance team in the testing and instruction of software and hardware.
  • Assist the support staff in troubleshooting and resolving customer issues.
  • Document complete network infrastructure information.

1997-1998                     Council Grove Telephone                           Council Grove, KS

Computer / Internet Technical Support

  • Instructed customers on the proper setup and use of Internet access programs and computers.
  • Provided technical support for computer-related hardware and software conflicts.

Technical Skills

  • Windows family, Ubuntu & SuSE Linux,Group policies, IIS, Terminal Services, Postfix, Apache, SSH, Samba,
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Virtual PC, etc.
  • Microcomputer hardware: Drives (IDE, SCSI, etc.) and other common hardware

Education and Certifications

Ottawa University

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Information Technology – GPA: 3.71

 – Graduated with distinction

Johnson County Community College

Associate of Science, Information Technology – GPA: 3.77

  •  Microsoft Certified Professional
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional
  • CompTIA A+ Certified Professional



Welcome to the personal website of Caleb Schickedanz. Here you will find a display of some of my hobbies, mainly photography and homebrewing. This website is an exercise in creativity, information technology, and a general use of extra time. I hope that you find some of my work interesting, and please feel free to leave a comment or two...

What to say...if you are here, then there is a high probability you already know me. I spend most of my day as IT manager for a software company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario.

My free time is spent perusing my various hobbies, which you can find throughout this website. 


Here is a small collection of my original photographs. Photography has quickly become one of my favorite hobbies. It challenges me for an opprotunity to view every day scenes in a new and artistic perspective. The quality and size of the photographs shown have been reduced for easy viewing.

Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these pictures, or if you would like me to take photographs for you.

Click on a category to view the thumbnails




Misc objects


People and Families

Contact Caleb

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