Hi all. First, I think that David is definitely on to something good starting this group up and I'm glad to participate. It is a little hard for me to plan out and make the meetings because I travel a lot, so I'll try and make as many meetings as possible. But I'm always on email and have been paying attention to the discussions. This looks like it will be a good bunch. Anyway, here's my intro/bio. Sorry if it's more than some want to know...but it's from the jacket of the latest book, and I'm too lazy to edit it down :). Looking forward to meeting and exchanging ideas with everyone. Sue Sue Spielman is the president and senior consulting engineer of Switchback Software (http://www.switchbacksoftware.com), a consulting firm that specializes in the architecture, design, and implementation of business and Web application development using the latest in J2EE and J2ME technologies. She is also the CEO/CTO of Mobilogics (http://www.mobilogics.com), a company focused on building software for the mobile data services market that utilizes LBS and geospatial technologies. Based in Denver, Colorado, she is a featured and sought-after speaker at technical conferences domestically and internationally. Sue is an author for Java.net, is a columnist for O'Reilly's OnJava.com, and has frequently been published in industry magazines including Software Development, JavaPro, XML-Web Services, and Devx.com. She's the author or coauthor of a number of Java-related books, including J2EE 1.4: Professional to Expert (Apress, 2004), The Struts Framework: A Practical Guide for Java Programmers (MK, 2002), JSTL: Practical Guide for Java Programmers (MK, 2003), and The Web Conferencing Book (Amacom, 2003). In addition to her technical background, Sue serves as a technical expert witness for domestic and international clients involved in multimillion dollar lawsuits.