John O'Conner is a husband, father, and sleep-deprived technology enthusiast. Currently the Globalization Architect at Adobe Systems, John utilizes a variety of technologies, strategies, and best practices to ensure that Adobe's Creative Media and Marketing products meet the demands of a global customer base. He began his Java career at Sun Microsystems in 1997 and helped develop the internationalization and Unicode support libraries of the core Java SE platform. The common thread running through his career is his interest in creating globalized, world-ready software platforms. He frequently writes about Java and internationalization topics on his blog at joconner.com. You can also follow him on Twitter as @jsoconner.