John joined IBM in 1984 with a computer science degree from Purdue University. He's since completed graduate degrees in Computer Engineering at North Carolina State and Business Administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has spent the majority of his years at IBM in the development and management of application development tool products, including ISPF/PDF, VisualAge Smalltalk, VisualAge Generator, and Eclipse. John was a founding member of the Eclipse project. He is currently Manager, Eclipse Strategy, IBM. His responsibilities include working closely on behalf of IBM with eclipse.org, the non-profit Eclipse Foundation, and the member companies to help grow the Eclipse community of contributors and commercial offerings both inside and outside of IBM. Finally, John co-authored the award winning book, Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse. See www.jdg2e.com.