Here is a little about me.
name is Matthew Whittle and I currently work as a senior application
developer at VSP (Vision Service Plan) - it is eye insurance. I have a
lovely wife and no kids (yet!). We live in Sacramento California in the
US and I heard about this project through someone at JBoss at the
JavaOne conference in San Francisco. At my current work I develop
backend services for our membership using Java and Websphere and for fun
I develop games for the iPhone (I have about 8 out now). I have been
using Fedora at home for about 5 years now.
I joined this group because I have a desire to build a 3D operating system. By tomorrow. Just kidding. Yes I know that is a huge task but I thought I could start small by making a 3D desktop background... or maybe I should start even smaller. But at least you know my short and long term goals.
My IRC handle I believe is MattWhCaUs (it is the nickname I used)
(by the way, http://www.wikihow.com/Register-a-User-Name-on-Freenode lists IRC at http://webchat.freenode.com/ but it is really http://webchat.freenode.net/ Later on you can show me how to fix that myself!)
Cool beans - looking forward to hearing from y'all.