Wayne Murphy grew up in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Graduating from Sheridan College in town. He started work at his first programming job in 1987, and over the years been at many companies, in several different roles, with various technologies. For most of the past 20 years, Wayne has been consulting in his company, Great Leap Forwards Inc. When Wayne is not at work, he is working on some of his own code, and spending time with his family.