Mark Schmidt has been a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard for the past 3 years. Mark began his career writing magazine articles for Fawcette Technical Publications. His articles have appeared in Visual C++ Developer's Journal, Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, and Visual Studio Magazine. In January 2001, Mark spoke at the VSLive! Developer's Conference in San Francisco. In that talk, Mark outlined his solution for advanced customizable user interfaces based on the Active Template Library (ATL). Mark is on a constant path to learn the latest and greatest technologies, and his recent work within the .NET world has kept him busier than ever.