Hi everyone,

Here is a little about me.

My 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. 


Matthew Whittle