Originally from the UK, Peter Allan Horsfield has been developing software for over 15 years. First in the engineering and automation industry, then later in the energy commodity industry, and from 2007-2011, as a project manager crowd-sourcing development for various companies through TopCoder Inc.

Between 2002 and 2003, Peter worked on a project to deliver real-time radar processing data to distributed web-based clients, building on the Apache Cocoon XML framework. Peter's article on the topic was published in Web Services Journal in 2004.

Peter Horsfield is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering MD USA, and the University of Warwick, UK. He now lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his lovely wife and daughter.