The AuthorMarc Silverboard is a software engineer living in Atlanta, Georgia.  He has been a computer hobbyist since he bought his first computer (a TI-99/4A) in 1982, and has been doing it as a career since 1997.

He entered into IT doing network administration and tech support on Novell, Windows and AS/400. Since then, he has moved into a developer role. Currently, Marc works for a small, but growing, life insurance company as a J2EE and Grails web application developer and as an evaluator and implementer for new IT solutions.