Jay Wood gave up a fledging career as a blues musician when he heard the siren call of software development in the 1980s. He cut his teeth as a developer in San Francisco before making the leap to consultancy and has never looked back. Based in London, he honed his expertise through years of experience with IT consultancies advising just about any financial institution you can name. He's had success in project work all over Europe and India with stops back in his native USA. He's published articles in technical journals and presented at technical conferences. Nowadays, Jay resides in Wales where he's won a few awards for his writing. Worryingly, he has rediscovered the guitar and is threatening to disturb the tranquillity of local pubs.