Holly is a software engineer at IBM's Hursley labs. She is a popular speaker and has spoken at a variety of industry events including Devoxx, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, The Great Indian Developer Summit, and WebSphere User Groups. She has also authored several developerWorks articles. She contributes to the Apache Aries project and to WebSphere feature packs. Holly has been with IBM for nine years. Before joining IBM, she completed a doctorate in quantum computation at the University of Oxford.