Dana Nourie has been with VMware since 2011, and has been the Program Manager for the Flings Program since then. She also manages internal programs that promote the innovative ideas of engineers and communications across R&D. Before VMware, she worked for Sun Microsystems for 10 years as a Sr. Technical Writer and Java forums manager. The Flings program is run by the Office of the CTO. It exists to allow our engineers to share experimental solutions with our customers. These Flings are free and not officially supported by VMware, but our engineers take feedback seriously and support them in a best-effort basis. Popular Flings have been known to be integrated into product or re-licensed as open source projects.