Alan Ballard worked at the UBC Computing Centre (later known as Computing Services and something else after that) from 1975 to 1993, mostly in the Systems Group. During that time he participated (with Paul Whaley? and Mark Fox?) in the development of the Plus? systems programming language, and implemented the CLParser? command line parser, the CDUpdate? source file update utility, the *Forum? conferencing program. He also worked on changes to the MTS Command Language? and the implementation of MTS Internet Support?.

He left UBC in 1993 when the Computing Center stopped doing significant MTS development, and worked as a freelance developer for some time. Since 1996 he has worked for PeopleSoft (now Oracle).

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