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PhotoShelter's Thomas Chin Makes List of Top IT People Under 40

New York City, NY -- July 11, 2007-- PhotoShelter, a state-of-the-art online archive and marketplace for digital photography, is pleased to announce Vice President and Chief Scientist Thomas Chin has been selected by Computerworld in its list of top 40 Innovative IT people under 40. Chin was selected alongside technologists from Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Verizon Wireless and FedEx Services. The top 40 individuals were selected by Computerworld editors looking for candidates who utilize technology to solve complex business problems and create change.

A Basic expert by third grade, Chin began coding professionally at age 12. Upon graduating from Tufts University in 1996, Chin co-authored the first concerted distributed computing effort on the Internet ( While studying for his master's in computer science at Columbia University, Chin was hired as chief scientist at, where he was responsible for all architecture for an early Web site that had to employ various caching layers and distributed systems to handle ultra-high-volume traffic loads.

Chin designed and developed PhotoShelter, a secure, scalable, fault-tolerant and geographically redundant image archive and sales platform for professional photographers. As PhotoShelter’s chief scientist, Chin is working to change the way photographers conduct business by providing a seamless and efficient workflow to archive and sell images online.

Computerworld, the 'Voice of IT Management,' is the most trusted source for the critical information needs of senior IT management at medium-size to large companies. It has earned this reputation by maintaining its focus on IT management for thirty-seven years, despite the never-ending changes in the technology landscape. The list of 40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40 was published in the July 9, 2007 issue of Computerworld.

Links to the online version of the “40 under 40” features: Introduction:, Full profile of Thom Chin: