Schulze (the e is usually silent) was born
in Montréal well before expo67 andafter a short detour to New
Jerseyarrived in Toronto in the early 70s.
His academic career began in Engineering Science at the University
of Toronto and ended up several years later with an eclectic
degree in Computer Science, Geography, and Cinema Studies.
Likewise, he began his professional career as a COBOL programmer
with the Workers Compensation Board of Ontario andafter
a brief stint as a failed novelistended up writing sometimes
fanciful stories about other peoples programs . . .
first at Northern Telecom, later as a freelancer, and eventually
at SoftArc Inc.
Roy was hired in the summer of 1994 as SoftArcs first
technical writer, and from that built a department responsible
for writing the companys award-winning user manuals,
designing the product and marketing materials, and defining
the corporate look.
In the fall of 1996, he left to join Galleon Software as
a full partner and to help them get their first producteMergeto
market. To date, aside from writing the code and balancing
the books, theres little at Galleon that Roy hasnt
been pushed into doing.