Erik Dorfman (better known online as simply "Eryq") began his professional career in high school as an independent developer of educational software for the Apple II. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Cornell University and an M.S.E. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His primary field of study was Artifical Intelligence.
After graduate school Erik took a job with STX, a company that later became a division of Hughes Aircraft. There he worked on-site at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, initially as an AI researcher and later as a software developer/architect. Erik spent three years in Chicago as one of his company's first full-time telecommuting employees. Upon returning to the D.C. area, he established Zeegee Software.
Erik has contributed numerous modules to CPAN, the global repository of reusable open-source Perl code: some of his documentation has been published by O'Reilly Associates. He has built systems for Intelsat and the National Institutes of Health, and is currently overseeing the Grants Management software development team at the NIH Office of the Director.