John Romine

As Director of Computing, I manage information technology operation and support for the School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine.

I develop web-based applications and websites using PHP, MySQL and Drupal. My development focus is on open-source, reusable code to create applications with outstanding user experience.

I'm a long-time software developer ranging from assembly through high level languages including C and PHP. I've worked as a systems programmer, UNIX/Linux systems administrator, network manager, Database administrator, and application developer. I'm a strong advocate for collaborative, open-source solutions.

Specialties: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, PHP, MySQL, Drupal, usability

Current position

University of California, Irvine

  • Director of Computing, Samueli School of Engineering

Previous experience

University of California, Irvine

  • Director of Computing, Information and Computer Science

Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Research Technical Staff, software developer on parallel processing computer systems, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA,


  • Unix System Administrator, Santa Monica, CA


California State University, Fullerton

  • Computer Science

University of California, Irvine

  • Electrical Engineering