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Johnny Martin

Biography

Entrepreneur, software architect, startup founder, leader, teacher. Hands-on technologist, computer science Ph.D. who still writes code.

Johnny Martin is a software development entrepreneur from San Jose, California. He has held strategic roles in software startups innovating, leading, mentoring, and doing. He has been a software architect at PayPal and Adobe, a professor of computer science, and a founder of several startup companies including Object Guild and Xmlify, both bootstrap companies that employed over two dozen employees.

Johnny enjoys public speaking and has even won some awards. He has successfully encouraged his former students and employees to publish many technical articles, and ever authored a few of his own. Johnny enjoys staying on top of emerging technologies and still writes code.

Johnny is a black belt with Shotokan Karate of America and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.