About Me

I am Group Product Marketing Manager for Java EE and the technologies that Sun develops with that technology mainly the Sun Java System Application Server and Web Server. As part of the Application Platform Marketing Group in software I am part of the smaller, more efficient marketing organzation in Sun (read: little budget but have lots of opportunities to create buzz).

I am a Chemical Engineer & Materials Scientist graduate from U.C. Davis where I ran the local radio station (KDVS) and during the summers did programming at the TOSCO oil refinery outside of Martinez. There, I developed reporting routines in RPG for an IBM 360 (with 16k of ferrite core memory!). I eventually took my first job at the hot technology company at the time called RayChem where I became an electrochemist and developed new materials. Most of that work involved developing computer models for how ions moved in electric fields in liquids. This was all done on big mainframes that were very slow and cumbersome so we bought a bunch of DEC "personal computers" to use in the lab and due to the lack of applications I became a programmer.

At Sun, I spent my first couple of years marketing a number of wireless mobile solutions focussed on connecting enterprise data w/ mobile users based on Java clients. In 2005, I moved the Java EE marketing group and market Sun's app server and occasionally work on mobile projects (where they are platformed on our application server). However, much of my time now is spent getting the Open Source GlassFish Community - Sun's Open Source Application Server Community off the ground.

This blog is a shameless marketing blog in which I plan to make product announcements, expand on some of the finer points about our products and add an occasional restaurant review.

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