Anne Dirkse is a Java instructor. She began her programming career creating courseware for the University of Colorado. Her subsequent projects included an Intranet and training site for GTE and the portal site for US WEST.net. She began teaching programming-related courses in 1997, for companies such as Sun Microsystems, America West Airlines, Lucent Technologies, Teradyne, and Southern California Edison. Her current area of interest is Jini, and she is currently doing work with the Jini installation and setup program at jini.org. Anne lives in Boulder, Colorado. When she's not in front of a computer, Anne enjoys reading Latin and, of course, skiing.