Brian Moon is a father of six. He has been building web applications for over 20 years. He is the Principal Software Architect for DeaNews.com. He has made a few small contributions to the PHP core. In 1998, he got his start in OSS when he founded and lead development of Phorum, the first message board developed using PHP and MySQL. He has also created software related to and contributed to OSS communities such as Gearman, Memcached, and others.