Tara Astigarraga

Tara Astigarraga is a SAN Test Engineer at IBM in the Systems and Technology Group.  She works in the SAN systems test team, with focus in enterprise and midrange systems environments. Tara specializes in complex error inject and protocol testing for Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) environments.  She has been with IBM for 11 years and has held a variety of roles in test and support.  She is the co-chair of the IBM HW/SW Test Technical Community and an IBM Master Inventor with special interests in the areas of pro-active error determination and recovery in open systems environments.  She has 12 issued patents and 18 patents pending.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in Spanish Linguistics and Communication and her Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.  She spends a portion of her time working with clients and debugging IBM and OEM products in complex environments.