About Tom Wheeler
Breaking news: I'm being nominated to be the chairperson of the FCC (more proof here). I hope this will not interfere with my work at Cloudera, but when I take office, expect gigabit fiber for everyone!. More info on my official position is here
My name is Tom Wheeler and I'm a software developer who lives in the St. Louis, Missouri area of the midwestern United States.
Although I've mostly held job titles like "Principal Software Engineer" and "Senior Programmer/Analyst" since the late 1990s, my broad range of experience leads me to help out in many ways beyond software design and implementation. This includes training, configuration management, computer/network security and system administration. I also love writing documentation nearly as much as I love writing code.
I now work as a curriculum developer for Cloudera. I've also been active in various open source communities, most notably NetBeans, where I am a committer to the core-main repository, four-term member of the Governance Board and creator of the First Patch program. Although my schedule doesn't allow me to be very active in NetBeans Platform development now, I have a section of my site devoted to my open source work with NetBeans Platform.
Articles, Publications and Presentations
I frequently share what I've learned by writing articles and speaking at technical conferences and user group meetings. For posterity, I've listed all the presentations, articles and other publications I've written over the years in one place.
I love to travel and fortunately my wife does too. I've listed some of the trips we've taken and I have grand plans of one day uploading all the photos from those journeys. I am a truly awful photographer, so you're probably better off that I haven't gotten around to posting them yet.
I've created a page describing how to reach me.