Welcome John, It's nice to have more Java folks around :-) Kevin 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.