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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New Committer Introduction (Leif Mortenson)
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2002 03:13:41 GMT

I almost feel like doing one of these intros myself now ... then I 
remember how lazy I am ;)

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:54, Leif Mortenson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thank you for the invitation to join the Avalon project as a committer.
> After having gained so much from various Apache Group projects over the
> past few years, I look forward to helping put something back in. I'll do
> my best to maintain the high quality of code the project has maintained.
> About me:
> I'm 29, dangerously close to 30. Have been living in Tokyo, Japan for
> about 6 years, but grew up in Seattle, Washington.
> I got an EE degree from UW, but my professional history has been working
> as a programmer since high school. Except for a 3 month spell working as
> a Yakitori chef in Fukuoka, Japan. I started out playing with Basic and
> Pascal on a PCJr. I've worked with Assembly, Fortran, C, C++ and Prolog
> as well along the way and have worked on VMS, Solaris and Winxx
> machines.. My career in Seattle was working as a QAEngineer where I
> designed and implemented automated test suites for the products my
> company was selling.
> After moving to Japan, I began working as an SE doing contract work,
> writing scheduling, quality analysis and automation systems for various
> manufacturing companies. That was mainly done using a software system
> called G2 from Gensym that lets you modify code as it runs (fun to work
> with).
> A little over 2 years ago, I left to work for the company I am at now,
> Silver Egg Technology, where we make a recommendation server for
> personalizing web sites, written in Java. This and my other work in
> Japan has given me lots of experience with writing scalable high
> performance server systems.
> While at Silver Egg we built the Java Service Wrapper to help increase
> the reliability of our server. Last fall, we were able to make it open
> source. Ryan, a coworker, and myself now administer the wrapper project
> over on Sourceforge. (http://wrapper.sourceforge.net)
> Thanks again,
> Leif



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