He grew up on a farm near his small hometown. Later he attended Iowa State University and studied " Computer and Electrical Design " there. However, Miller broke off his studies in 1995 to work at a start-up Internet provider.
The first publicly released larger version of Jabber was released in May 2000. XMPP / Jabber is an open -source alternative to the numerous proprietary Instant Messenger.
Currently, Miller is working on projects of Gibeo and the Web -based Instant Messenger on2me. He is also active as a consultant in the field of software development.
With his wife Lis and his three sons, he continues to live in Cascade, where he also runs a small gift shop and a " Bed & Breakfast " board.