BiographyMy background is in International Business and East Asian Studies, with a B.A. from Michigan State and an M.A. from Stanford. Before getting bitten by the software bug, I had a successful career in corporate finance in the semiconductor industry. Part of that oddly enough involved web application and other types of software development. But since I realized in the late 1990s that my true interest was in software, not finance, I've focused on server-side development and Java. I started working on JBoss in 2003 and joined the company in 2005. My other main interests are China (I speak Mandarin Chinese and visit China regularly) and hanging out with my family. I live in St. Louis, MO.