Eric Sink: Version Control

Who: Eric Sink, Source Gear

When: January 26, 2010

In his day job he is a software developer at SourceGear, a company which sells source control (aka “version control,” “SCM”) tools for small and midsize software teams.

In October 2002, SourceGear was named one of the fastest growing companies in the nation by Inc magazine.

By original training, he is a software programmer. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He founded the AbiWord project and was responsible for much of the original design and implementation. The title on his business card says “Software Craftsman.”

Prior to founding SourceGear, Eric was at Spyglass (now part of OpenTV) for around five years, where he served as Project Lead for the browser team. They built the original versions of the browser you now know as “Internet Explorer.”