Les Kooyman

Les Kooyman

Les Kooyman

Les Kooyman is a current Cincom® VisualWorks® engineer.   Les is a long-time music fan who is currently in a lengthy project of digitizing his extensive vinyl record collection of 70s Progressive Rock to CD and iTunes.  When Les isn’t enjoying his hundreds of records, he enjoys going to concerts and watching meteors pass over the desert sky.  Listening to music and the peaceful bliss of stargazing is a welcome reprieve from the chaos of his two beagles and two kitty ninja brothers that patrol his California home, where he is also in his second year of being a raised-bed gardener.

Les has been active in computing since 1975 and has progressed his programming career through many platforms and systems over the years.  He has worked with coding health insurance claims systems in RPG and system programming for mainframes, as well as worked in the system performance area for plug-compatible mainframe manufacturers Amdahl and National Advanced Systems; a task he was involved with for 20 years. Les continued his career in Smalltalk with various endeavors and locations, including CORBA work on SmalltalkBroker at Promia. Les has been working now at Cincom Systems, Inc. for 5 years and is happily involved with Cincom Smalltalk development.