Also see the bios of our management team.
Brad Sandman graduated in 1992 from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
He went to work for Intel's DVI division located in Princeton, NJ,
where much of the digital video technology was pioneered. Brad started
out developing a dynamic, network-based testing system, and soon
moved on to microcode programming of Intel's i750 pixel processor
doing video compression algorithm work. He later joined the Mobile
Products group and co-developed a performance analysis system for
evaluating system configurations.
After spending four years at three different Intel locations, Brad
left the corporate giant behind. He joined Glyphic in July 1996
and has been instrumental in the development of Connectix's PhotoBadge
and various projects for Unwired Planet and Perforce Software.
Brad also has a personal web
page and can be reached via e-mail as email@example.com.
Lou Ceci graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with
a Ph. D. in Performance
Studies. While this made him a very entertaining fellow, it
did not make him rich. In 1985, he went back to school and got an
MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder,
where he specialized in studying artificial neural networks. He
moved to California in 1988 and went to work for Interactive Development
Environments in San Francisco, where he rose to the rank of Senior
Software Engineer working on computer-assisted software engineering
tools. This did not make him rich, either. In 1993, he went to work
for Sybase, Inc., with a similar outcome.
However, in the interim, he discovered a love for software design
that almost equaled his love for the performing arts. He decided
to find a company with a similar passion for innovation and excellence,
and so joined Glyphic in September, 1998.
Lou also has a personal home page,
where you can peruse his poems, scan his short stories, mull over
his journal entries, and generally find out more about him than
would ordinarily be thought proper.
Tomás Blandino has been working in the software industry since
1990. His undergraduate work was at Humboldt
State University, where he studied Computer Science and Spanish.
Tomás later went on to Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo for master's work in Computer Science. Since
then he has developed software in both the private and public sector
for a wide variety of applications. Areas of experience include
process automation controls, purchasing systems, business modeling
tools, robotic controls, and medical dispensing units. Tomás specializes
in GUI and Object Oriented Design.
In his spare time he likes to cook, having attended the Chef program
at the California Culinary Academy,
and likes to write poetry and short stories. Tomás loves to play
Golf (with a handicap that fluctuates between 8 and 13), and coaches
little league baseball in Palo Alto during the summer.
Rick is a relative newcomer to the computer industry, although
he has spent many years working in academia and biotechnolgy, Silicon
Valley's other claims to fame. Rick graduated from the College of St. Thomas in 1982
with a BA in Chemistry. From there he went to grad school and earned
his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brown University, then continued
his research under two postdoctorate fellowships in molecular biology,
one at UC Berkeley and the
other at the University of Rochester, New
York. During his academic career he coauthored several research
publications in scientific journals such as Science, Biochemistry,
and The Journal of the American Chemical Society.
In 1993 he moved to California to accept a position at Genencor International, where
he worked as a research scientist in biochemistry for seven years.
His projects there included studying the enzymogy of lipases for
idustrial applications, and the genetic modification of bacteria
for the production of fine chemicals such as Vitamin C and new polymer
precursors. He coauthored several patents in these fields.
In the summer of 2000 Rick joined Glyphic where he's begun a brand
new career in systems administration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer graduated in 2001 from UC
Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science. At Berkeley, she was a recipient of the Chancellor's scholarship
and the National Merit Scholarship. Working at WiredPocket, Summer
designed and created a wireless device Internet service. She also
worked at Selectica and IBM Almaden Research Center, investigating,
implementing, and integrating speed enhancements for a mobile Internet-based
product configuration system and an OCR print recognition system.
Summer wanted to do something exhilarating, so she joined Glyphic
upon graduation. She enjoys grocery shopping and other indoor sports.
Summer, as a political activist, is the unofficial unwelcomed political
advisor for several prominent world leaders. However, contrary to
popular rumors, she has no interest in running in the next US presidential
Jim Kingdon graduated from Oberlin
College in Ohio. He proceeded to have jobs and residences too
numerous to list but many of his hobbies and vocations have involved
Linux and free software. For example, he owned a business which
maintained CVS, the version
control system, and sold support contracts. In more important news,
he has been a minor contributor to xconq,
an open source turn-based strategy game.
He appreciates Glyphic's interest in producing high-quality, well-designed
software and works well in a collaborative environment such as he
has found at Glyphic.