D. Richard Hipp

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D. Richard Hipp
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Born (1961-04-09) April 9, 1961 (age 53)
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Nationality USA
Known for SQLite, Fossil, Lemon Parser Generator
Spouse(s) Ginger G. Wyrick (m. 1994)
Awards Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award
Website
www.hwaci.com/drh/

Dwayne Richard Hipp (born April 9, 1961) is the architect and primary author of SQLite as well as the Fossil SCM. He and his wife, Ginger G. Wyrick, currently live and work in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also authored the Lemon Parser Generator and CVSTrac. CVSTrac became the inspiration for Trac. He is also a member of the Tcl core team. Hipp uses Richard as his first name, or D. Richard Hipp when using his whole name. The name "Dwayne" appears in his dissertation at Duke University.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Hipp was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 9, 1961 but grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1979 and enrolled at Georgia Tech. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 with Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.[2]

After graduating from Georgia Tech, Hipp worked at AT&T for three years before returning to graduate school at Duke University to study under Alan W. Biermann in the Department of Computer Science. He took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Duke in 1992 and finding the academic market for PhDs saturated with what he believed to be better qualified candidates, started his own software development consulting company.[citation needed]

He married Ginger G. Wyrick on April 16, 1994, changed the name of his company to Hipp, Wyrick & Company, Inc, and signed all stock over to his new bride. He and his wife moved to their present home in Charlotte, North Carolina in August 1995.

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