Thomas M. Tuerke is a software development manager within Synopsys' Software Integrity Group. An evangelist for the cause of writing better code (though lamenting not being able to do as much of that since becoming a manager), he’s recently become a member of the MISRA C Working Group. In past lives, he’s developed industry-leading scientific graphics software, CAD systems, and even biometrics-capturing software for hardware that saw combat action. A technophile, but staunch Facebook non-user, away from work Thomas prefers the real over the virtual world, enjoying traveling, writing, photography, and various creative pastimes. A rail-fan and avid modeler, he remains fascinated by various specimens of twelve-inch-to-the-foot (and smaller) scales. Especially the really reliable ones.