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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 was actively involved with the Kitchener-Waterloo OS/2 Users Group for a number of years and is the current President of Warpstock Corporation.
As Managing Member of Arca Noae, LLC, Lewis directs the premier OS/2-focused development and marketing company in the United States. He 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.
As Managing Member of Arca Noae, LLC, he is actively engaged in OS/2 consulting and product development for the Company, including its flagship ArcaOS OS/2 distribution.
Lewis holds multiple professional certifications from Novell and CWNP, and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Warpstock Corporation.
Neil is an OS/2 and eComStation consultant and a reseller for Arca Noae and eComStation. 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.
Roderick Klein has worked at Mensys B.V. on OS/2 from 2001 until 2014. He started using OS/2 when the Warp 3 beta from IBM came out. Working on further improving the IT infrastructure of Mensys and providing support internally and to customers, he also worked on eComStation development, support, research and new projects. He was president and liaison officer of VOICE, and member of the Dutch HCC OS/2 gg and its helpdesk. He is now President of the OS/2 VOICE foundation.
Jan has been working on OS/2 since 1988 and was hired by IBM to work on OS/2 1.0 Extended Edition for a few years. For a major Dutch bank, he worked on architecture, system integration and OS2 software development. In 2001 he founded Fsys Software to continue development of the DFSee utility and continues developing this milti-platform tool on OS/2 using C.
Gregg is currently retired. He was the chief of podiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also just happens to have been an OS/2 user since 2.1. He assists with the development of FM/2, lSwitcher and eFTE. He also assisted in the early work updating the USB stack and has contributed fixes to several other projects.
I've been in IT for 33 years starting as a Student Computer Operator at the University of Arizona. I worked late nights hanging tapes and ripping printouts on systems such as IBM MVS, Primos, Dec VMS, and Unixes of many flavors. I originally started with OS/2 on my personal computers from the "...a better Windows than Windows..." angle. I was trying to eek out more performance on an aging, hand-me-down PC and OS/2 2.11 was cheaper than the memory optimizers of the time. I installed OS/2 in dual boot mode and began migrating my Windows based applications one by one to OS/2. Eventually, I realized I had not booted back into Windows for over six months and left Windows behind for a good many years. Currently teaching Object Oriented Programming using the Squeak, Smalltalk environment to Middle and High School age children.
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 ArcaOS computers for all of his development work, in his business, and for his personal use. David is one of the principals of Arca Noae and currently works on various projects such as ACPI, MultiMac, USB, Uniaud, JFS, and various other drivers.
Martín Itúrbide is the OS2World.com NewsMaster since the year 2000. He obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador at 1999. He is currently living in Quito, Ecuador (South America) and he has been using OS/2 since 1995. His interest is on open source software and collaborative participation for the OS/2-eCS platform. When he is not "Dreaming in Technicolor" about a full OS/2 open source clone, he works offering SOA integration solutions and process automation (BPM) implementations in Ecuador.
Joe Suttle was trained in college as a speaker, but with his background in electronics, ended up at Pacific Bell and eventually moved to the Training Department. After teaching for five years, he became a Training Technologist teaching course developers about media, job aids and course development. He ran the Media Production Center specifying and producing audio-visuals and media for new courses. He has been involved in the computer industry in one way or another since the late 1970’s. Joe currently owns a telecommunications training and support company that serves companies worldwide.
David Richard started to use OS/2 in 1990, with OS/2 EE v1.2 running on three PS/2 Model 70’s, and IBM LAN Server, running on a PS/2 Model 80. In 1996, the company migrated to Windows, and declared bankruptcy in 2003. Since then, David has kept some version of OS/2 running at home – OS/2, Warp, eComStation, and ArcaOS - to play Galactic Civilizations, if nothing else.
Bitwise Works GmbH CPO, highly-skilled developer, has worked for Innotek, later for Sun Microsystems, most recently known for technical implementation of various software projects for OS/2 (ArcaOS, eComStation) like Qt, Java, Odin, Flash...
Bitwise Works GmbH CTO, several years of experience in technical management, control and execution of various software projects like Qt, Java, Odin, SMPlayer, Samba ..., plus extensive experience with InJoy Firewall for AROA Informatik AG.
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