Duane Wessels discovered Unix and the Internet as an
undergraduate student studying physics at Washington State
University. After playing System Administrator for a few
years, he moved to Boulder, Colorado to attend graduate
In late 1994, he joined the Harvest project, where he worked
on searching, indexing and caching. From 1996 until 2000,
he was co-principle investigator of the NLANR Information
Resource Cach ing project (IRCache). During this time he
and others developed and supported the Squid caching proxy.
In 1999, his team organized the first ``Cache-Off,'' a
performance benchmarking event for caching proxies. Currently,
he is co-owner and president of The Measurement Factory,
Inc., a company that specializes in evaluating the performance
and behavior of HTTP-aware devices. Like many other Colorado
residents, he enjoys hiking, bicycling, and snowboarding.