BiographyI was born in Manchester, England in 1974 and first became interested in computers when my father brought home a workstation from Rank Xerox in 1982. A love for technology combined with an interest in music led me to take a degree in Electronics with Music at Glasgow University where I graduated in 1997. I was introduced to J2EE and JBoss 3.0 whilst enhancing trading systems for an investment bank in London, an experience that ultimately led me to join JBoss Inc in 2005. Until March 2007 I acted as the Senior Consultant for JBoss in EMEA where I provided both consulting and training services to a large cross-section of companies. As lead of JBoss.org I am responsible for the development of our website and making sure that the community can collaborate to develop and use the many projects effectively. My main areas of interest are meta-cognition and helping people to understand the use of open source middleware to increase productivity.