David ("Daveed") Vandevoorde is a Belgian computer scientist who lives in Tampa, FL, USA. He is vice-president of engineering at the Edison Design Group (EDG), where he contributes primarily to the implementation of their C++ compiler front end. He is an active member of the C++ standardization committee. His recent work in that context has primarily been about developing a compile-time reflection mechanism. Daveed is also one of the five members of the committee’s “direction group”. He is the primary author of the well-regarded “C++ Templates: A Complete Guide” (now available in its second edition).