|Scott Wallace taught mathematics at junior-high and high-school
levels, and computer-science and statistics at university level, before
settling into a career as a software engineer, during which he has
usually managed to remain close to children and to education even
though working primarily in industry.
Scott developed early highly-interactive instructional authoring
and delivery systems while at Hewlett-Packard in the 1970's. He
later served on the faculty of the University of Nairobi, Kenya,
and worked for the Kenya government's Central Bureau of Statistics
and for the International Statistical Institute in London.
He was at Apple Computer for fifteen years, working during the
early years on the "Lisa" project, (a precursor to the
Macintosh,) and on "MacApp," (the first object-oriented
application development framework.) He later served as lead engineer
for Dan Ingalls's "Fabrik" system (a visual programming
language,) after which he joined Alan Kay's "Vivarium"
group in 1989, where he developed a series of experimental interactive
systems aimed at children and other novices, including several versions
of the "Playground" language.
Scott received his BS in Mathematics and his MS in Computer Science,
both from Stanford. He lives in Palo Alto, California, with his
wife and two daughters.