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John Edwards

John is a retired educator who has been involved with personal computers since 1980. He has used OS/2 since version 2 and has been an OS/2 advocate ever since. He has been actively involved with the Kitchener-Waterloo OS/2 Users Group for a number of years and is the current President of Warpstock Corporation.

Lewis Rosenthal

Lewis has been active professionally in the IT field since 1987. His experience with OS/2 dates back to version 2.0, which became the first OS/2 workstation OS rolled out in his accounting & systems integration firm of Rosenthal & Rosenthal, LLC.

One of Rosenthal & Rosenthal's subsidiary companies, Hautspot, LLC, designs, deploys, and manages wireless hotspots and hotzones. Hautspot has been active in the managed Wi-Fi arena since 2004. Rosenthal & Rosenthal also hosts the OS/2 Wireless Users mailing list. Lewis holds multiple professional certifications from Novell and CWNP, and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Warpstock Corporation.

Neil Waldhauer

Neil is an OS/2 and eComStation consultant and an eCS reseller. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, and uses OS/2 and eComStation computers in the home office. He first programmed OS/2 version 1.2 on an IBM PS/2 model 80.

Nathan Woodruff

I started dabbling in OS/2 in 1989 with the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta looking to replace DOS. 

I then moved on to CaseWorks a Computer Aided Software Engineering company in 1990. Case:PM was a click and drag tool to automate PM programming. I started on a project for OS/2 1.1 and within a month or so started on a pre-release version of OS/2 1.2 which was vastly superior. I stayed with CaseWorks to develop Case:PM C, Case:PM C++, Case:PM Pascal, and even Case:PM Cobol.

In 1993 I then moved to an Automating company that used OS/2 2.0 to automate retrieval of Kodak microfiche from custom microfiche print and fax machines.

The end of 1994 I started at APAC a division of Ashland Corporation to automate the production of Asphalt plants. At that time there was an employee who would climb up 150 feet(45.72 meters) to the top of the plant that would have levers and an analog scale to pull levers to discharge raw material into the machine to make a certain type of asphalt mix. I worked with a team of electrical engineers to use industrial actuators to replace the employee. An OS/2 3.0 interface was used in the plant office to connect to the industrial computers and also communicate with the corporate office at the end of the day. Of the 2 remaining plants here in North Atlanta, although the OS/2 boxes are no longer, the industrial computers with my software still remain to this day.

In 1996 I moved on to AGOG for the Olympics here in Atlanta. I worked with a team of 6 people to design the underlying working, database, custom controls, that all team sports would use, then split off with one other developer to write the software for Field Hockey using the brand new not yet released version OS/2 v4.0(v4.1??), since IBM was sponsoring the Olympics at that time.

In 1997 I moved to ConAgra and work for plant floor automation to Automate BCE Corp poultry processing machines. Industrial computers controlled the machines and a custom written program would send instruction on how to process the poultry parts and then gather the data. Data would then be sent to an AS/400 via SDLC. This custom OS/2 program was designed and maintained by 3 developers including myself.

I left the summer of 2000 to go to work for MDT software a change management company. I worked on the last remaining client software for OS/2 until September 11 2001 claimed the software business in the US for several years to come. The entire development department was released December 2001.

My last remaining OS/2 job was for Dunn and Bradstreet converting a legacy OS/2 medical program to Windoze. I remained there for 9 months even though my contract with them was only for 2 months.

I then went on to develop programs for personal use like QnE... and GetYourNews a binary news reader...

Roderick Klein

Software developer at Mensys BV

David Azarewicz

David is a hardware designer and software developer. He has been a user of and advocate for OS/2 since the beginning. He uses OS/2 and eComStation computers for all of his development work, in his business, and for his personal use. David currently works with Mensys on various projects such as ACPI, MultiMac, Uniaud, JFS, and various other drivers.

Steven Levine

Steven H. Levine has been active in the computing industry for something like forty years.

He has held a variety of positions emphasizing custom product development and support in both engineering and commercial environments. Currently, he is President and Chief Technical Officer of Steven Levine and Associates, Inc.

Steven became aware of OS/2 back in the 1.2 days when he worked with some of the early OS/2 based industrial automation system and has continued to use it regularly since then.

Steven is active in a variety of eComStation and OS/2 projects including eCS product development. He a member of the fm/2 file manager development team and supports the ports of a number of applications including rsync, mtools and tesseract.

Chuck McKinnis

Chuck retired from IBM in 1992 after 26 years as a systems engineer in large systems and communications. He had a private consulting practice and was the New Mexico Location Manager for Sirius Enterprise Systems Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner and largest IBM eServer reseller in the world.

He remains active in the IT world, is certified by the IRS as a tax preparer, provides technical support to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program users in New Mexico, manages a tax preparation center during the tax season, and maintains several web pages.

He authored the eCS Maintenance Tool, NICPAK, and was a contributor to RexxAutoStart.

He has been an OS/2 user since the beta days of 1989 and has programming experience with Rexx that goes back to the first release of Rexx by IBM. His Rexx manual is autographed by the author and his personal friend, Mike Cowlishaw. He has managed to run OS/2 and eCS in various parts of the world, including South America, Central America, Europe, and Africa.

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