He has been using Java and its related technologies since 2000. He is a Vice President and an Architect with a large financial company. He has a B.S. in Business Management with Minors in Math and Computing from Ithaca College (12/1992) and a M.S. in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University (12/1995). He is also a Sun Certified Developer (SCJD).
He is very active in the Java User Group Community with his involvement in the Global Java User Group community as well as a JCP Liaison for various Java User Groups (JUG-USA, Central Ohio Java Users Group, and Houston Java User’s Group). He has presented at his local JUG meetings and Houston Techfest (Dan was also the Java Speaker Coordinator for the first four events until he moved to Columbus, Ohio this year). Dan also led and organized the Improving your Java User Group BOF Panel at Java One in 2009.
Prior to joining his current company in 2006, Dan worked as a Senior Developer and Technical Architect for Logica CMG (formerly Severn Trent Systems) from 2000 to 2006, various consulting projects from 1997 to 2000, and EDS from 1994 to 1997 (and graduated from their Systems Engineer Development program).