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Patrick Peter Chan

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Nationality  Canada
Title  VP of Engineering
Occupation  Computer Scientist
Name  Patrick Chan

Employer  Composite Software
Role  Computer scientist
Known for  Java Almanac
Patrick Peter Chan
Alma mater  University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo
Education  University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia

Residence  United States of America

Patrick Peter Chan is a silicon valley computer scientist. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he attended the University of British Columbia, and the University of Waterloo. He holds a masters in Computer Science and has made some contributions to the field.


Education and career

Patrick Chan got a BS degree from the University of British Columbia before moving on to earn his MS degree at the University of Waterloo. He got his first job at his alma mater, UBC, before finding employment at Digital. After leaving Digital, he joined Sun Microsystems Inc. where he helped James Gosling create Java. He later moved to work at KMart's as the company's CTO. He then worked as VP of Engineering of Composite Software, a San Mateo based firm specializing in virtual database integration. Currently, he works at Twitter in San Francisco.

Accomplishments & Awards

While best known for his Java Almanac and Java Class Libraries publications, Chan's most significant work was as a founding member and lead developer of the original Java platform project at Sun Microsystems, Inc.. His publication "Rooms" was an early conception that paved the way for the implementation of virtual desktops. While working at, he was recognized by InformationWeek Magazine as being one of the top 25 influential CTOs in 2000.

Chan was the winner of the 1998 Duke Award at JavaOne. In 2005, Chan earned a place in the 2006 World Settlers of Catan Championship by winning the qualifying tournament at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.


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