Rawn Shah is the Community Editor (and, formerly, the SOA and Web services Zone Editor) for IBM developerWorks. Rawn has 12 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various roles including positions as a network administrator, an application developer, a vice president of a regional Internet service provider, a columnist, an author, and an editor. He has written more than 280 articles for dozens of technology magazines, including CNN.com, NetworkWorld, JavaWorld, NC World, Windows TechEdge, and LinuxWorld, and he was directly involved in the release of the industry-leading publications JavaWorld and LinuxWorld in the mid-1990s. His interests lie in finding new ways for facilitating the communication and collaboration of technical ideas and processes between distributed audiences and transferring this knowledge in meaningful ways to nontechnical audiences such as business teams. He and his family currently reside in Tucson, Arizona.