Head of Development
“We’re so close, it’s awkward.”
"Corny’s good. I don’t care. I’m down with corny.”
Mac or PC: “I am Lennox or Mac—some kind of Unix-based system.”
Favorite musicians include: “Classical stuff like Vivaldi; Soundgarden, Nirvana, Bob Dylan…”
Favorite thing as a child: “I was pretty eclectic. Skateboarding, video games, He-Man, blowing up GI Joe figures with a pellet gun. I had a lot of Transformers and He-Men.”
Special hobbies/interests: “I like hot stuff like peppers. I also like to go to the mountains and different things. Stream exploring is fun… catching crawdads.”
About coding: “It’s kind of like a hobby and a career; self-taught as a kid.”
Location: Wade is a Knoxville area native from Jefferson County.
Other: “I have three girls … I’m horrible at braiding. I do ponytails—that’s my expertise.”
Wade has contributed to the NetBeans IDE and Rich Client Platform (RCP) for over 15 years. He has also contributed to Apache Tomcat, JasperReport Tools, SwingX, and other OSS projects.