Bill Kempf started using computers around the age of 13, and spent many hours first copying code for games from Byte and other magazines, and eventually modifying that code to make the games more “interesting”. His first computer was a TI-99/4A, very soon replaced by an IBM PC 8088.
Bill was a ravenous technophile, who spent every available moment learning about new technologies. In college alone he learned over eight different programming languages. In the professional arena he continued learning and using different technologies. His main interest has always been the UI, however. Professionally he’s built user interfaces using MFC, VB Forms, Java Swing and AWT, various web frameworks including ASP.NET and Struts, and even XUL. Most recently his attentions have been focused on WPF, which he considers to be one of the most exciting UI technologies ever developed.