Sriram Narayanan works with Thoughtworks at their Bangalore center. He loves exploring technologies and has followed Tomcat development for quite some time. In the past, he has delivered applications around custom embedded Tomcat instances, and loves to help people out with Tomcat related issues. Finding Java classloaders intellectually stimulating, he loves dynamically assembling components together at run time, and teaches applied Java programming to anyone who's interested. He enjoys mentoring engineering students on their final year projects. An ardent OpenSolaris fan, Sriram is an active member of the Bangalore Open Solaris User Group and evangelizes Open Solaris to business users and to Java developers. He is scheduled to speak at FOSS.IN as an Open Solaris community speaker. In the past, he has given a well received presentation on Open Grok in the CommunityOne tract at the Javaone in May 2007, and at the Sun Tech Days at Hyderabad in Feb 2007. Sriram is presently busy writing packaging scripts for Firefox and XulRunner for the Solaris platform, as well as with porting Eclipse to the Solaris platform - both using the Sun Studio compilers. When not playing with source or volunteering as a sysadmin at work, Sriram is teaching himself to play the classical guitar.