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Beman Dawes

- Beman Dawes is a software developer from Virginia in the United States and the founder of

He is the author of the StreetQuick® geographic atlas library used by digital map publishers to help people get really, really, lost.

He wrote his first computer program 50 years ago, and does not mourn the passing of bi-quinary arithmetic.

Beman has been a voting member of the ISO C++ Standards Committee since 1992, and chaired the Library Working Group for five years.

He enjoys travel, sailing, hiking, and biking. He is married, and he and his wife Sonda have three cats.