A native of Silicon Valley, Jason Monberg grew up programming BASIC on the Apple II.
His interest in engineering flourished when he attended Wesleyan University,
spending too much time in the electronic music lab writing digital sound
filters in C while taking traditional computer science coursework. Jason
returned to the Bay Area in 1995 where he immediately began working in the
web space focusing on backend systems developed with Perl, Java, Oracle, and
MSSQL on Unix and NT platforms. He worked for several small companies while
also doing independent consulting. Ultimately was recruited into the CKS
Enterprise group where he worked for clients such as IBM and Levis. Jason
left to co-found and act as the CTO of Sparks.com, a venture backed
e-commerce company. He built and led the technology team for two years as
they developed one of the first complete EJB and Servlet based e-commerce
systems. He is currently a co-founder and President of carbonfive, a San
Francisco based enterprise systems consulting group. He has spoken at
JavaOne and Builder.com.