David comes out of the database world. He goes way back into the roots of “Cloudscape”, now known as Apache Derby; knows a whole lot about many layers of the big Java/database stack. He’s extremely hands-on and gets things done.
[Background:] Sun (along with a lot of the rest of the high-tech sector) has started shrinking its workforce. It seems that we’re axing whole projects rather than trying to spread the pain evenly. I totally support this approach, but the downside is that we lose good people who were working on projects that turn out not to be good investments for Sun in these tough times. So I’m going to use this blog to highlight people that I think smart employers out there should be looking at.
If you’re another Stray Sunbeam, publish something for me to link to and drop me a line.