Rodger has been building computer applications and databases since 1986. For the last 26 years (until 2012), he has worked for Exxon (later ExxonMobil) building applications and databases that ranged from single-user to global enterprise. For the last half of that career, he has acted as a senior global consultant on data modeling and data architecture. Upon retirement, Rodger began exploring technologies which he hadn't had the opportunity to work with, and Joomla quickly became a central interest. While he's definitely a Joomla newbie, he is enthusiastic about Joomla's potential and committed to working to establish a vibrant Joomla community in the Houston metropolitan area.