Brett Vickers is one of the programmers at ArenaNet. Brett was previously a professor of computer science at Rutgers University, where he taught and researched network protocols. Brett has specialized in researching and developing software technology to improve the performance of time-critical multimedia Internet applications. His work includes the designs of both the Network Border Patrol (NBP) and the Edge-assisted Quality of Service (EQOS) protocols. Brett is also an avid gamer and game programmer, and he developed the Internet multi-user dungeon game Quest for Mordor in 1988-1992 when he was a student at the University of California, in Irvine.