Dr. Joe Hummel is an author, consultant and tenured professor of Computer Science, with a PhD from the U. of California, Irvine in the field of High Performance Computing. Joe has been teaching academically and professionally for over 20 years, and specializes in computer architecture, compilers, programming languages, and parallel processing. He has co-authored two books on Windows programming, developed curricular materials for Pluralsight and Microsoft, and consults in the area of parallel hardware and software. Joe is currently a clinical associate professor at U of Illinois Chicago, a member of the technical staff at Pluralsight, a Microsoft C++ MVP, and a private consultant. He is also an avid sailor, and resides in the Chicago area with his wife and daughter.