Holly is a software engineer at IBM’s Hursley labs. She contributes to the Apache Aries project and to to the OSGi Applications WebSphere feature pack. She has also developed a number of performance tools, and acquired an unhealthy level of garbage collection knowledge in the process. She has spoken at a variety of industry events including Devoxx, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, The Great Indian Developer Summit, and WebSphere User Groups. She has also authored several developerWorks articles. Holly has been with IBM for nine years. Before joining IBM, she completed a doctorate in quantum computation at the University of Oxford.