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About Me

John SnydersHi I’m John Snyders and I’m all about designing and building things. I live in the Boston area with my wonderful wife and two kids. I work as a software developer. I also work with wood and now that I have children I no longer feel silly playing with Legos, play dough, Geomags etc.

I was born in Toronto, Canada but my family moved to Massachusetts when I was one. I Graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BS in Computer Systems Engineering in 1988 and have been developing software ever since. I currently work at Oracle by way of their acquiring BEA. I work on the Oracle Application Express (APEX) team.

The thoughts, ideas, and views I express on my blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of my current employer, Oracle, or any previous employer.

In my spare time I like to play with my kids, rock climb, inline skate, work with wood, build Lego MindStorms robots, read about new and interesting things, and visit friends.

I can be contacted at jjsnyders at