Kevin Clarke wrote:
> Welcome John,
> It's nice to have more Java folks around :-)
> On Feb 9, 2008 11:13 AM, John Fereira <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Roy's message to the web4lib list gave me a nudge that I should probably
> > subscribed to Code4Lib. Then I had a meeting yesterday in which I was asked
> > to start working on a new project that would require that I do more library
> > specific development (I've mostly been developing applications for the
> > international agriculture community for the past few years). The kicker
> > though was reading that Eric has decided to come over to the dark side and
> > has started to do some development in Java and I figured he could use some
> > moral support.
> > As a bit of an introduction...
> > I work at Mann Library, one of the 20 unit libraries at Cornell University.
> > Albert R. Mann Library is the library for the College of Agriculture and
> > Life Sciences, thus my work in the Agriculture community. My official title
> > is Programmer/Analyst Specialist, however for the past couple of years I
> > have served as the Technology Strategist/Systems Architect for our
> > department as well. I develop web and standalone applications almost
> > exclusively in Java primarily using the Spring Framework and SOA practices.
> > I have been an active participant in the open source community primarily
> > with my association with JA-SIG for about six years. I have been serving on
> > the planning committee for the upcoming JA-SIG conference (I'll have to see
> > if an announcement for it has been posted yet) and have been on the
> > committee for the past four conferences. I've served as the jasig.org (and
> > uPortal.org) webmaster for several years.
> > Prior to working at Cornell I worked in the corporate world going back 30
> > years, including 13 years at the Hewlett Packard workstation division (where
> > I set up their first TCP/IP network), but my first job in the electronics
> > industry was working on a production line building home Pong games at Atari.
> > I have been an active participant in the Usenet community since 1985.
> There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe there
> are two kinds of people and those who know better.