I came to Canada to work on an innovative startup, as a programming language implementation and embedding expert. SoftQuad was a terrific play of using open standards to represent documents and sets of documents, publish them, and transform them to other formats while keeping a vendor-independent source format. (SGML, HTML, and XML).

What started out as a 6 month consulting gig ended up being a leadership position, an SDK for making new editors, the world’s first commercial web page editor (HoTMetaL)…

It was a fun time, and a great team.