It is in 1987 in Munich, Germany that Alexander Snaps discovers his natural ability for computer languages and starts their studies and gets involved in different Open Source projects. In 1999, he plunges into web development. After having founded his own company, 101 Solutions in 2004, he went back to fulfill a more technical position within the Alten Group's IT division in Belgium, Axen. He participates in medium to large projects as development lead and architect. He speaks about Java development at events such as JavaPolis, JavaZone, Jazoon or JavaOne. He is using Java for over nine years.