Monika Krug has been programming literally half her life, since taking a Turbo Pascal programming course at age 12. After some years she switched to Java, which she certainly does not regret, as Java is still the finest programming language around in her opinion. In 2001, she started studying mathematics and computer science at the University of Mannheim,
Germany, and expects to complete her diploma thesis about software engineering in 2006. She works as a tutor (instructor for practice
sessions for the undergrad students) at the university, where she enjoys watching over the Java projects of the younger students.
Currently she is enjoying a 6-month internship at SAP.