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Welcome to my personal homepage. Here you will information about my work life. For most the information will be boring and meaningless, but some might find it mildly informative.

I am currently employed as a systems and architecture advisor with Natural Resources Canada.

In the recent past I was responsible for the development of Phoenix, a web based collaboration/mapping/social networking/digital library/portal/[insert any term describing anything similar] application. Phoenix is now officially open source and can be found here.

Books I Like

SOAService-Oriented Architecture by Thomas Erl - Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is at the heart of a revolutionary computing platform that is being adopted world-wide and has earned the support of every major software provider. In Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, Thomas Erl presents the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.

Agile Development Agile and Iterative Development by Craig Larman - This is the definitive guide for managers to agile and iterative development methods: what they are, how they work, how to implement them—and why you should.  Whether you're an IT executive, project manager, student of software engineering, or developer, Craig Larman will help you understand the promise of agile/iterative development, sell it throughout your organization and transform the promise into reality.