BiographyI work as a remote employee for JBoss by Red Hat, based out of my home in Laurel, MD, USA. I'm a member of the Seam, Weld and Arquillian projects, one of the Red Hat representatives on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), the author of Seam in Action and a frequent speaker at major industry conferences. I became recognized as a JavaOne Rock Star for my presentation at JavaOne 2009 on conversations and pageflows in JSF.
I was born in Washington, DC, USA in 1978 and grew up in the suburbs of Maryland (Lanham and Rockville). I graduated from Cornell University in 2000 with a bachelors degree in Material Science and Engineering. After that, I traveled west to the University of California at Santa Barbara for a PhD, but ended up getting involved with a local software company and discovered what I really wanted to do. I spent the next decade working on web-based enterprise applications in a wide range of industries.
I'm best known by friends and colleagues (past and present alike) for my passion for free and open source software, particularly Linux and Java enterprise technologies.