How did I get here?
 

1956

 Born in Woolwich, London on July 17

1977

 Left Manchester University with a BSc in Physics and joined Marconi Radar in Chelmsford.

1995

Ported Java to NeXTSTEP 

1998

 Started working at IBM as a contractor on the JVM ports to OS/390 and AIX 

2002

 Got married to my beautiful wife Tina.