Mason Glaves is the senior Java engineer at Vanten K.K.
(http://www.vanten.com), an open source consulting company based in
Tokyo, Japan. He has been working professionally in such varied fields
as network and application security, biometric authentication, and
knowledge management for the past seven years but has been a known
voice in the security community since 1988. He began working with Java
in early 1996 and has been an avid developer and advocate ever since.
Mason has an academic background in Anthropology with a specialization
in linguistics and spends his free time studying and documenting both
Native American and far East Asian language and culture.