By Calum on Jun 18, 2004
Since it seems to be the done thing on blogs.sun.com at the moment, this is who I am and how I got here:
1993- Graduated from Strathclyde University with an honours degree in Computer Science.
- Moved to Cambridge to work for Logica's (now LogicaCMG's) now-defunct HCI group... becoming one of the UK's first Apple Newton developers in the process.
1994-1995- Contracted out to Reuters' (now-defunct... see a trend here?) Usability Group in London, working on user interface guidelines for and usability testing of their financial products.
1996-1997- Contracted out to the NATS Air Traffic Management Development Centre in Bournemouth, working mostly on prototyping and usability testing FAST, a final approach spacing tool for Heathrow, and HIPS, a visualisation tool for the trans-Atlantic oceanic controllers at Prestwick.
1997-2000- Left Logica to join Division, a small virtual reality company in Bristol. Made their money from innovative multi-platform VR engineering mockup and ergonomic analysis software, at which point they were bought by CAD giant PTC and most of us lost our jobs.
2000-present- Joined Sun Microsystems in Dublin, to work on their new desktop project. Which, as we all know, was GNOME 2.0 on Solaris, and is now the Java Desktop System on Solaris SPARC/x86 and Linux.