Mat Marcus is a senior computer scientist in the Software Technology Lab at Adobe Systems, Inc. He has been developing software since 1985. Recent projects include a collaboration with Alex Stepanov on a programming class and work on the Adobe Source Library. Mat's first contribution to Boost came in the summer of 2000, when he discovered a way to exploit the properties of the sizeof operator to simulate partial specialization (is_pointer, etc. with Jesse Jones). Mat lives in Seattle with his wife and son.