Eric Kerby: Photography, Web Design, Programming

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Quoted in Reporter

January 12th, 2009

This past quarter, I worked with a group of students to organize the annual RIT School of Photo Arts and Sciences Holiday Auction.  I was one of three leaders in the group that solicited for donations, organized volunteers, and conducted the event.  It ended up being a great success and brought in around $7400 to be split among two student organizations and a local charity, the Rochester Community Darkroom.  RIT's college newspaper, Reporter, ran an article about the event.  I was quoted in it, so be sure to give the article a read.

Getting to know the Kerbster

February 18th, 2008

Eric Kerby

At the request of members of the RIT Honors Publicity Committee, I put together a little write-up about myself a few days ago.  I had enough fun constructing the article that I'm posting it here for others to read.  It is a nice exercise to write about yourself every now and then.  Enjoy:

So there's this guy named Eric P. Kerby.  Some of you know him as that third year honors student who is a VP on council and makes the honors website tick.  A few more of you will know him as that CIAS photo tech student with a camera at honors events.  So for those of you who want to know more about this tall, red-haired chap, read on.

Eric is one of those nutty art students who studies Imaging and Photographic Technology and somehow ends up with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In his freshman year at RIT, he began working for ITS to support Macs on campus.  He still holds this job and has a knack at making an ailing Mac feel top notch.  Last summer he went down south to Hampton, Virginia to be close to home and work at NASA Langley Research Center.  Hundreds of photos and a dynamic website later, he returned to RIT to mentor incoming freshmen.  In his spare time, Kerby tends to stay busy with way too much web programming.  He loves to surround himself with technology that he uses in innovative ways.  Somewhere in there he finds time to keep his various Linux servers running at their best, especially the one that drives his website,  These days you can often find him in his Perkins apartment following the latest environmental issues (you should read his senior high school speech lambasting corn-based ethanol) and listening to podcasts and country music.