Bruno Souza tagged me in this game of "say five things probably nobody knows about you and pass it on". So here are five things you probably didn't (want to) know about me, and I'll share the love with my fellow Java-oids.
My friend and former colleague Kiran Patel has been hard at work founding a new organization specifically about and of technology evangelists. Next Monday is the first GNoTE event, with a nice line up of speakers, including Guy Kawasaki, who coined the term "technology evangelist" at Apple in the 80s.
I got word this evening that my friend from college, and later colleague at Sun, John Ponte died. I thought I'd share a few stories about him. Given that most of our circle of friends have been online since the 80's, and doing almost anything with John led to a story worth telling, I hope some others of us will find this page and add theirs.
A couple weeks ago, at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, we gave out awards for outstanding contribution to the community. The winners got a framed Duke poster...and a really nice workstation...
A few months ago I had cause to extract some code from a dead project into what will be a very useful library. It got me thinking - how much more stuff like this is out there?