Steven R. Loomis is a member of the Globalization Center of Competency at IBM San Jose. His ICU contributions include the Locale Explorer demo. Steven joined Taligent in 1993, and has worked on networking, messaging and web server frameworks. After discovering the world of internationalization during a temporary assignment to a bidirectional text project, he joined the International Components for Unicode team. His hobbies include Linux system administration and Maltese language advocacy.