Jim Wells has over 30 years experience in all aspects of computing and
data communications. He has worked in both industry and academe for
companies including IBM, Harris, Hewlett-Packard, Datacom (Saudi Arabia),
and Northern Telecom, and for Stanford University, University of Manitoba
(Canada), ETH (Switzerland), University of Central Florida, Florida
Insititute of Technology, and the Communications Research Center (Canada).
His applications experience spans administration, design and manufacturing.
Jim has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical
Engineering, a Master's degree in Computer Science from Stanford University,
and earned his Ed.S. from Florida Tech in Science Education.
Jim was a founding partner and Vice President of InternetU, the first Internet Service
Provider in Melbourne, Florida. He had responsibilities in two areas:
for a good part of InternetU's history he was lead engineer,
with sole responsibility for dedicated circuit connections. He
was instrumental in bringing ISDN and 56K capability to InternetU
customers. He was also head of Marketing, and became very active in
Randi Pollack has taught university-level computer science for more
than 12 years, most recently at the Florida Institute of Technology. She
has consulted for various corporations, including Armco Steel, Harris, and
Anthropology Research Project, and has done work for the U.S. Air Force.
She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Ohio State University, and a Master's
degree in Computer Science from Wright State University, and has been using
the Internet since 1987. She is President of Web Showcase.
Randi was a founding partner and President of InternetU, the first Internet Service
Provider in Melbourne, Florida. InternetU went through 4 years of
growth and expansion, remaining one of the most reliable and respected
ISPs in the area until it was sold in 1998. This allowed Randi to
focus on that area of the Internet that she finds most exciting, the
World Wide Web.