Jerry Fottral is a programmer, potter, and amateur pomologist. He has a BA degree in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Iowa. Jerry has been programming for more than 27 years and has taught computer courses for 21 years. He has been a computer programming instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for 19 years and for the past nine years has taught AS/400 programming classes. Jerry is also an independent AS/400 consultant. He lives with his family on a small orchard near Swisher, Iowa.