J2EE architect Michael Alford represents the web consulting company, Xqsite, Inc. As a senior member of the Reusable Technologies group, he mentors and harvests projects for reusable components across the company. His current specialties include J2EE security, transactions, design patterns, and whitewater kayaking.
In past lives, Michael has led development of real-time financial trading applications in Java at a large bank, consulted on enterprise computer telephony applications, and taught numerous UNIX and software development courses at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.