Alan Forbes was born in Attleboro, MA and got his BS/BA from Bryant College and an MBA from Babson College, where he won the Douglass Prize in Entrepreneurship. His technical specialties include Internet application development using IBM/Lotus Notes, Microsoft .NET, and the popular LAMP Stack of PHP mySQL, and Apache.
He has written many technical articles for a variety of publications, is an Amazon best selling author, and has spoken at numerous conferences and user groups, including IBM Connect 2016, the UK Lotus User Group, the BENELUX Notes User Group, and the New Hampshire PHP Group. He was named an IBM Champion for 2017.
He is the inventor and Product Manager of VitalSigns™, an IBM Domino, Websphere, Connections, Traveler, and Sametime monitoring tool written in Angular, VB.NET and C# which is marketed by RPR Wyatt of Phoenix AZ.
Not just another geek, Alan also enjoys analog activities such as playing guitar in the winter and surfing in the summer.