Eric Long is a Software Engineer in the IBM Developer Skills Program. Eric graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Computer Science. He joined IBM in July of 2004 and currently works in Austin, Texas. As a Software Engineer, he provides technical information to developers on open source and industry trends and technologies through speaking engagements, Web content, and faculty consultations at IBM Academic Initiative member universities. His work also includes technical demos and content available at www.ibm.com/university.