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A Sneak Peek at 11 IT Pros’ Desk Setups


December 6, 2018

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at the desks of IT pros from some of the fastest growing startups in the US.

1.) Brian Farrell: IT Manager, BetterCloud

  • LG UltraWide Monitor
  • 15” MacBook Pro
  • Desk phone
  • Elgato Thunderbolt Dock
  • Mechanical keyboard (manufacturer unknown, found in closet)
  • Basic Logitech wireless mouse (not pictured: the Logitech MX Master, which I use now)
  • Oriental rug mouse pad
  • Google Pixelbook
  • G-RAID hard drive by G-Technology
  • Anker Wireless Charger with USB-C

2) Cody Goodermote: IT, Robinhood

  • Holstee Manifesto card
  • 15” MacBook Pro
  • Lenovo P27u USB-C monitors
  • Apple Magic Trackpad in Space Gray
  • Apple Magic Keyboard in Space Gray
  • Rain Design mStand
  • The IT Crowd “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” mug
  • Bottle of Flyby Fuel electrolyte solution (helps keep me hydrated)
  • Bottle of MCT oil
  • Bottle of trace minerals
  • Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone X
  • Various lightning and micro USB cables

3) Lauren Johnson: IT Director, Blend

  • MacBook Pro
  • Dell monitor
  • Logitech MX Master wireless mouse
  • Hyper Clack Nintendo keyboard
  • Chain Chomp lamp
  • Question block lamp
  • Assorted toys/comics – I regret nothing

4) Daniel McClure: Supervisor, Technology Services, Warby Parker

I have a standing desk on a standing desk because I’m 6’3 and I rarely sit.

  • 15” Macbook Pro
  • Google Pixelbook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T460s
  • Lenovo Smart Display
  • 30” BenQ display
  • Sideshow Robert Plant (see what I did there?)
  • Funko Pop Conor McGregor, Rocko, and Spunky
  • Hot Ones Last Dab hot sauce for the daring
  • And yes, that is exactly where I keep my turmeric

5) Brian Taniyama: IT Manager, BuzzFeed

  • 15” MacBook Pro
  • Dell UltraSharp 27” U2717D Display
  • OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
  • Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Logitech MX Master 25

6) Brandon Green: IT Lead, PAX Labs

My desk is pretty much always a mess! But I’ve always got:

  • My water bottle
  • MacBook Pro (and associated mess of dongles)
  • iPhone X (personal)
  • LG V35 ThinQ (work)
  • Wireless charging dock
  • Sony headphones
  • Most importantly, my succulent and PAX Era vaporizer with CBD oil

7) Landon Orr: Global IT Manager, Qualtrics

  • 15” MacBook Pro
  • Logitech G710+ Mechanical Keyboard
  • $5 HP mouse
  • Three monitors
  • Way too much random IT gear

8) John Awad: IT Manager, Zoom

  • VARIDESK standing desk for when I need to stand up
  • Plantronics headset
  • External monitor
  • Two fidget spinners
  • MacBook Air
  • Avengers Lab with a little bada$$ Iron Man figurine
  • iPad

9) Meg Ciliberti: IT Lead, Shopify

  • I have a small selection of toys on the left, keeping me company throughout the day
  • S’well bottle
  • iPad (for an app I’m currently testing)
  • 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
  • Monitor. I’ve taken to having my monitor rotated vertically lately — I find it helps my workflow a bit better

10) Anais Farges: Head of IT, Instacart

  • Microsoft Surface
  • MacBook Pro
  • AirPods
  • Keys
  • Instacart bottle

11) Dan Jacobson: Director of IT, Datadog

  • VARIDESK standing desk
  • Apple Magic Keyboard and Mouse
  • Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer
  • Rain Design mStand
  • My trusty Klean Kanteen water bottle