David Herron has worked as a software engineer and software quality engineer in Silicon Valley for over 20 years. Recently he worked for Yahoo! as an architect of the Quality Engineering team for their new Node.js based web app platform (Manhattan and Mojito).
While a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, David worked as an architect of the Java SE Quality Engineering team where he focused on test automation tools, including the AWT Robot class that's now widely used in GUI test automation software. He was involved with launching the OpenJDK project, and other open source activities related to Java.
Before Sun he worked for VXtreme on the video streaming stack which eventually became Windows Media Player when Microsoft bought that company. At The Wollongong Group he worked on both the e-mail client and server software and was part of several IETF working groups improving e-mail-related protocols.
David is interested in electric vehicles, world energy supplies, climate change, and environmental issues, and is a co-founder of Transition Silicon Valley. As an online journalist, he writes about electric cars and other green technology for PlugInCars.com, TorqueNews.com, Examiner.com, LongTailPipe.com, and ElectricRaceNews.com. He runs a large electric vehicle discussion website on VisForVoltage.org, and blogs about other topics including Node.js, Drupal, and Doctor Who on DavidHerron.com. Using Node.js, he has developed a Content Management System called AkashaCMS (akashacms.com) that produces static HTML websites.