Dr. Joe Hummel is an author, consultant and tenured professor of Computer Science, with a PhD from the U. of California, Irvine in the field of High Performance Computing. Joe has been teaching academically and professionally for over 25 years, and specializes in computer architecture, compilers, programming languages, and parallel processing. He has co-authored two books on Windows programming, developed curricular materials for Pluralsight and Microsoft, and consults in the area of programming languages and high-performance computing . Joe is currently a clinical associate professor at U of Illinois, Chicago, a member of the technical staff at Pluralsight, and a private consultant. He is also an avid sailor, and resides in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter. You can follow Joe at http://www.joehummel.net/.