Michael Redlich blogs at //mikesjavacafe.blogspot.com/
Michael Redlich is a Senior Research Technician at ExxonMobil Research & Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey (views and opinions provided here are his own and not those of his employer). He is an IT Professional with a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University. He has facilitated the ACGNJ Java Users Group since 2001, an experienced conference speaker, and co-authored several articles with Barry Burd before joining InfoQ. As a long-time employee of heritage Exxon and ExxonMobil since December 1989, Mike has enjoyed numerous assignments with the Company including automotive testing, analytical sciences practicing infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics, developing scientific IT applications, and, in his current assignment, polymer science practicing rheology and polymer physics. Throughout his career, Mike has developed leadership skills which he utilizes serving as President of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey, a non-profit 501(c)(3) computer education organization based in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Mike is a member of Toastmasters International and is currently pursuing his Advanced Communicator certificate. He is also an avid runner/cyclist having completed numerous marathons. Mike resides in Flemington, New Jersey with his wife, Rowena, where they spend quality time cycling/running and traveling to New Orleans, LA and Newport, RI.