Wednesday Dec 20, 2006

Five Short Things About Pat

OK, Eve, you got me. Here are my five.

  1. I'm not really Pat. My legal name is Andrew Patterson. There were four Andrews in my class at school, so we all got nicknames. Mine was Pat, short for Patterson. The others were Fingers, Rico and Chads.
  2. My original university application (UCCA, for those of you who were in the UK education system at the time) was for medicine. That didn't work out - medicine's gain was computing's loss. Or something.
  3. I have Scottish ancestry (from my parents on back) - I got married in a kilt and occasionally wear it for special occasions.
  4. I just got selected for Sun's SEED mentoring program. I struck the jackpot in that my mentor is a (very well known) Sun Fellow, but I can't go into any more detail there right now. With my mentor's permission, I'll blog about this as it goes along.
  5. My guilty pleasure is Cadbury's Dairy Milk Chocolate. My mother-in-law brings kilograms of CDM when she visits from the UK and it has a special drawer in our fridge. There's nothing like a couple of squares straight from the fridge with a nice cup of tea Smile!

I'll pass the baton on to Dennis, Takashi, Gerry, Pamela and Chuck. You guys are it!

Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

About Me - Pat Patterson

I realized that the About page here is broken (probably in some upgrade of Roller), so here is some current information about me, your humble author. I've written it as an entry in the 'About Me' category so I can post updates, you can comment, whatever.

I'm Pat Patterson, a federation architect working on Sun's OpenSSO, Sun Java System Access Manager and Sun Java System Federation Manager. I'm British - born in England of Scottish parents and grew up in the fair concrete city of Coventry. I've been working on internet security with Java since 1997, when I wrote my first ever piece of commercial Java code - an ASN.1 library for decoding X.509 certificates.

So, what do I actually do?

There is more information about me on my LinkedIn profile.

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