Matthew Quinlan is vice president of community development at Appcelerator, an open source-rich, Internet application company. He leads the company's brand awareness, community development and demand generation programs. He has been programming continually since 1981. He has focused on Web technologies since 1997, when he became chief architect of ValueAmerica.com, one of the first online retailers. As a professional consultant, Quinlan provided guidance on Web development, architecture and content management to Motorola, UPS, Sprint, Vanguard, Intel and dozens of other companies. He has taught courses on Java and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). He was a founding member of the JBoss evangelist team, where he spoke about open-source software, Java/J2EE and Web application development at industry events and user groups around the country. Quinlan holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Purdue University. He can be reached at [email protected]
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