Alaa Mahmoud is a full-stack software developer with more than 25 years of experience, about 20 of those years are with IBM. He started his career focusing on software i18n. He moved on to work on various technologies such as web development, e-commerce and Customer Analytics software. Currently, Alaa is the dev lead for a team that's putting a Tinkerpop 3 based database on the cloud (IBM Graph). Alaa is also a master inventor with several granted patents.