I am Scott Wehrly, and I am a man of many hats here at Prestwood Software & Consulting! I am the Development Manager, Delphi Team Leader, InterBase guru, Oracle expert, a Project Manager on many applications, and frequent Message Board camper.
I have been a software professional since 1978, when I worked on the data management for one of the plaintiffs in the anti-trust case that broke up AT&T. I still have the TRS-80 Model 1 that I bought the year before to teach myself BASIC programming!
Most of my experience has been in client/server database design and development, with a smattering of experience in communications and application server development. I have a lot of experience building DLL's (and getting them to work properly between Delphi, C++Builder, and MSVC). My language strengths are in C++, SQL, and Object Pascal - but I'm shifting towards Java, XML, ASP, and DCOM.
No, I'm afraid that the last time I was in North Carolina, even the Altair hadn't been produced yet. My TRS-80 came from the factory - my dad and I both ordered from a business vendor at the same time. He got serial# 59, I got serial# 60. That's how old my model is.
We don't get much call for C++ questions on the boards, which might make you and I seem like digital dinosaurs on the boards, but we can always use another VB developer here.
You may have noticed my Delphi background. Here's an interesting little tidbit - the architect of Microsoft's new C# language (the foundation of their ASP replacement) was also one of the architects of Delphi! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!