- & Bruce Hyslop, Elizabeth Castro
- Alexander, Brandon
- Beck, Jessica & Matt
- Chisnall, David
- Chun, Wesley
- Deitel, Paul
- Dutson, Phil
- Geig, Mike
- Giannattasio, Bill
- Harris, Shon
- Hillier, Scott
- Hucaby, David
- Johnson, Eric
- Jones, Arie D.
- Kochan, Stephen
- Lancaster, John
- McLaughlin, Michael
- McNulty, Scott
- Montoya, Christian
- Odom, Wendell
- Palermo, Jeffrey
- Schwartz, Steve
- Swinford, Echo
- Tanya Symes, Marni Derr &
- Teague, Jason
- Turner, Kirby
- Ullman, Larry
- Wahlin, Dan
- Wandschneider, Marc
& Bruce Hyslop
Elizabeth Castro is the author of all edtions of the best-selling HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She is also the author of Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide--both bestsellers! Liz also founded Pgina Uno, a publishing house in Barcelona, Spain.
Bruce Hyslop began developing for the Web in 1997 and focuses on interface technical architecture, development, usability, accessibility, and advocating best practices. He is the author of The HTML Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press, 2010), a thorough discussion and reference of all HTML elements (HTML5 and prior). Bruce also teaches a CSS course at UCLA Extension and occasionally speaks on matters regarding front-end development. Over the years, he has overseen front-end teams or been a developer for more than 150 projects, including those for ABC, BBC, Disney, Logitech, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Nokia, Target, Toyota, and Yahoo!, among others.
Bruce was an early adopter of Web standards. At a previous agency in the early 2000s, he lead companies such as Baskin-Robbins and Pacific Gas & Electric into the fray of modern client-side practices while managing development between offices in Los Angeles, China, and New York.x
Brandon Alexander is a developer, author, and speaker. Having worked in multiple industries writing various types of software, Brandon has found his calling as an iOS developer. After entering the world of iOS development, he began speaking at conferences and authored the book Pro iOS 5 Tools (Apress). Brandon is an iOS developer at Black Pixel, which is an interdisciplinary team of senior designers, developers, and artists working together to create beautiful and well-architected applications for Apple hardware. www.blackpixel.com.
Jessica Neuman Beck is a writer, editor, and Web designer. She is the managing partner at CouldBe Studios, a small-business-focused Web design agency located in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in Shopify and WordPress sites.
Matt Beck is Jessica's business partner at CouldBe Studios, a designer, and a PHP/MySQL developer. He has a solid background in IT and MIS management, including lots of experience with WordPress design and customization.
Find out more about Matt and Jessica at: www.couldbestudios.com
David Chisnall arrived at the Swansea University in 2000, looked at the sun and sea, and decided to stay there. Three years and one degree later, he was no longer under the illusion that the sun was a regular feature, but was persuaded to remain for another degree by the promise of a desk with a view of the sea. During his time as a PhD student, he worked hard at the best known of postgraduate activities: procrastination. This involved writing portions of A Practical Guide to RedHat Linux, Second Edition and regular articles for InformIT and a local tech news startup (which, as these are prone to do, has since gone bust). He is a founding member and core developer of the Étoilé project, which aims to build an open source user environment based for desktop and mobile computing systems.
In spite of his best efforts, he managed to do some research in the areas of out of core pre-fetching algorithms and system simulation, and it wasn't long before his supervisor started reminding him that a thesis was a requirement of a PhD. Knowing that a large task required an even larger distraction, he also agreed to write a book on the workings of Xen. This appeared to work, and he was able to complete his thesis within a fortnight of sending the complete draft to the publisher. He has since re-discovered sleep, and taken up dancing salsa while enjoying the (temporary) lack of deadlines.
Wesley J. Chun, MSCS, is author of Prentice Hall’s bestseller, Core Python Programming, Second Edition (corepython.com), and coauthor of Python Web Development with Django (withdjango.com). In addition to being a senior software architect, he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a consulting business specializing in Python software engineering and technical training. He has more than twenty-five years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. While at Yahoo!, he helped create Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! People Search using Python. He holds degrees in computer science, mathematics, and music from the University of California.
Paul Deitel is CEO, CTO, and cofounder of Deitel® & Associates, Inc., is coauthor of many of the world’s leading programming books, including the best-selling college textbook Java How to Program, Seventh Edition (Prentice Hall, 2007). Through Deitel® & Associates, Inc., he has delivered Java and other programming language courses to developers at dozens of the world’s leading organizations, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Fidelity, NASA, and many more.
Phil Dutson is the lead front-end developer for ICON Health and Fitness. He has worked on projects and solutions for NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, Sears, Costco, Sam’s Club, and others. He was an original team member of the iFit project that integrated Google Maps into personalized workout creation and playback. Phil co-founded and currently manages “The E-Com DevBlog”, a development blog focused on web development and solutions. To learn more visit http://dev.tonic1394.com. Phil is the author of 3 books: jQuery, JQuery UI, and jQuery Mobile; Sams Teach Yourself jQuery Mobile in 24 hours; and Creating QR and Tag Codes.
Mike Geig is both an experienced teacher, and game developer, with a foot firmly in both camps. He is presently teaching Computer Science and Video Game Development at Stark State College in OH. Prior to that, he worked as a developer for Totem Arts, and released Renegade-X: Black Dawn in January, 2012.
Bill Giannattasio is a Senior Network Consultant and Trainer at Versatile Communications. He is a seasoned information technology professional with extensive knowledge of ProCurve Networking by HP, Cisco and MITEL products as well as Microsoft and UNIX/Linux operating systems. Bill’s hands-on experience includes the integration and troubleshooting of switches, routers, firewalls, wireless devices and VoIP phone systems, servers, desktop PCs, and laptops. He also has in-depth and hands-on knowledge of how to plan, map and secure a network infrastructure. Mr. Giannattasio possesses broad networking industry knowledge of competitors (such as Cisco, 3Com, Nortel, Intel) and of emerging technologies, and his real-world experience offers him the ability to provide a wide range of customers the technical information they need on products and solutions that address alternative or competitive technologies as well as configuration considerations. Mr. Giannattasio has industry training and certifications in networking, security and wireless from vendors such as ProCurve Networking by HP, Cisco, Mitel, and RedHat. He holds a Master level certification in both Secure Wireless and Convergence from ProCurve which encompasses their full range of networking products and a comprehensive, solution-oriented focus in Security and Wireless implementations. Most importantly for ClassOnDemand, Mr. Giannattasio also does formal platform training for a variety of technical networking courses including course topics such as Secure WAN, Convergence, Security, Mobility and general networking.
Shon Harris, CISSP, MCSE, is president of Logical Security, a leading security consultant, a former engineer in the Air Force’s Information Warfare unit, and an instructor and author of several best-selling CISSP books and videos. She has been recognized by Information Security Magazine as one of the field’s top 25 women.
Scot Hillier manages the eBusiness unit for DataLan Corporation, a strategic consulting services company that is located in White Plains, NY. He has written six books, including MTS Programming with Visual Basic (Sams, 1999). In addition to his writing, Scot is also a regular speaker at industry events such as VBITS and Developer Days.
David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, IP Telephony, PIX, and VPN product lines. David was one of the beta reviewers of the PIX version 7 Firewall operating system software.
Eric Johnson (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD, CCNP) is a co-founder of Consortio Services, and the primary Database Technologies Consultant. His background in information technology is diverse, ranging from operating systems and hardware to specialized applications and development. He has even done his fair share of work on networks. Since IT is really just a way to support business processes, he has also acquired his MBA. All in all, he has 10 years of experience with IT, a great amount of which has been working with Microsoft SQL Server. Eric has managed and designed databases of all shapes and sizes. He has delivered numerous SQL Server training classes and webcasts as well as presentations at national technology conferences. Most recently, he presented at TechMentor on SQL Server 2005 Replication, Reporting Services, and Integration Services. He also does a good deal of writing, including the recent four-part series, Tour de SQL, published in Redmond magazine. In addition, he is active in the local SQL Server community, serving as the president of the Colorado Springs SQL Server Users' Group.
Arie D. Jones is Senior SQL Server database administrator and analyst for PTI in Indianapolis. He has written several books and articles pertaining to database related topics, the most recent is SQL Functions Programmer's Reference from Wrox.
Stephen Kochan is the author and coauthor of several bestselling titles on the C language, including Programming in C (Sams, 2004), Programming in ANSI C (Sams, 1994), and Topics in C Programming (Wiley, 1991), as well as several Unix titles, including Exploring the Unix System (Sams, 1992) and Unix Shell Programming (Sams 2003). He has been programming on Macintosh computers since the introduction of the first Mac in 1984, and he wrote Programming C for the Mac as part of the Apple Press Library. In 2003 Kochan wrote Programming in Objective-C (Sams, 2003), and followed that with another Mac-related title, Beginning AppleScript (Wiley, 2004).
John Lancaster is a ProCurve Accredited System Engineer (ASE) and has been a technical instructor for over 20 years. He has taught HP networking for the past 16 years. He instructs ProCurve customers, resellers, distributors and internal HP employees on topics that include ProCurve/Cisco interoperability, ProCurve management solutions and network security. In addition, John provides on-site consulting services advising customers on how best to take control of their networks.
Oracle Ace, author, and Brigham Young University-Idaho instructor, Michael McLaughlin teaches the basics of administering an Oracle database. Viewers will learn how to install the Oracle Database 11g software, work with SQL, understand how storage management works, manage users and security, manage schema objects, perform recovery and backup, and administer alerts, metrics, and advanced tuning. Throughout these LiveLessons, the DB console, which is the Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM), is used to teach how to administer a database. By the end of these LiveLessons, viewers will be prepared to continue their studies on the path to becoming a DBA.
Scott McNulty has been blogging for fun and profit (mostly fun) for eight years. In addition to his personal blog, Blankbaby, he is the Lead Blogger for TUAW.com which covers all things Apple related as well as the co-host, and co-creator, of the Philadelphia based cooking podcast Fork You. Scott lives in Philadelphia, PA where he eats pretzels and cheesesteaks as often as possible.
Christian Montoya is a Social Game and Web Developer. He has created ad management software and led site design and user interface design teams. Montoya holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY. He is currently the project lead for Blueprint, (http://blueprintcss.org/).
Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has been in the networking industry since 1981. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer; he currently works writing and creating certification tools. He is author of all the previous editions of the CCNA Exam Certification Guides from Cisco Press, as well as the CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide, the CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Certification Guide, Computer Networking First Step, the CCNA Video Mentor, and other titles. He is also the primary networking consultant for the CCNA 640-802 Network Simulator. Wendell maintains lists of Cisco certification tools, suggestions, and links to his Cisco certification blog at www.certskills.com.
Jeffrey Palermo is a software management consultant and the CTO of Headspring Systems in Austin, Texas. Jeffrey specializes in Agile coaching and helps companies double the productivity of software teams. Jeffrey is an MCSD.NET, Microsoft MVP, Certified ScrumMaster, Austin .Net User Group leader, AgileAustin board member, and an INETA speaker and Membership Mentor. He is an ASP.NET expert and has been working with Microsoft on the MVC framework since the initial
prototype in March, 2007.
Steve Schwartz has been a computer industry writer for more than 25 years and has written hundreds of articles for major magazines, including Macworld and PC World. He is also the author of more than 50 books on computer and game topics, including Visual QuickStart and QuickProject guides on these Microsoft programs: Office, Access, Internet Explorer, Picture It!, Digital Image Suite, and Entourage. Steve has a Ph.D. in psychology and lives in the fictional town of Lizard Spit, Arizona. He can be reached via his Web site: www.siliconwasteland.com.
Echo Swinford’s book, The Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit, co-authored with Geetesh Bajaj, was released by Que in early November 2007. In addition, Echo has a string of technical editing credits for various publishers. She has been a featured speaker for the PowerPoint Live user conference since its inception. Echo is a self-employed PowerPoint consultant and trainer; she has been a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since early 2000. You can find PowerPoint tips and tricks on her website at www.echosvoice.com.
Marni Derr is a writer, developer, designer, trainer, and consultant helping people build successful Joomla websites over the past 4 years. A technical writer for over 16 years, Marni currently writes and blogs about Joomla daily. An active member in the Joomla community, she continues to write for a variety of Joomla developers and template designers. You can find her portfolio at www.marniderr.com or her web site on all things Joomla at www.webcafestore.com. You can follow Marni on twitter @webcafestore.
Tanya Symes is an award-winning technical writer and a Joomla web developer. She has 18 years of experience in technical writing, web development, business analysis, and project management. She maintains a Joomla web site for dog lovers at www.theimperfectdog. You can find her portfolio at www.reflectivecommunications.com.
Jason Cranford Teague is the Senior Design Manager for Marriott.com, overseeing the design and development of one of the largest commercial sites on the Web. He has more than 15 years of experience in the online world and written numerous books. He has recently worked with the W3C CSS Workgroup advising them on design issues with typography and was previously the Director of Web Design Standards for AOL/MediaGlow. He lives with two cats and two kids, but only the one wife.
Kirby Turner is a seasoned software developer with more than 25 years of professional programming experience. He as been writing software since his early teen years and is still surprised to this day that he gets paid pursuing his passion, writing really useful software.
Kirby has been writing iOS applications since the first beta was made available to third party developers over 2 years ago. He has released two iOS applications through his company White Peak Software, and has written numerous other iPhone and iPad applications for clients. He started and maintains multiple open source projects for iPhone developers, is an active member of the iPhone and Mac developer communities, hosts his own iPhone and Mac social gathering called NSHappyHour, and has presented at 360idev and local CocoaHeads meetings.
Larry Ullman is the president of Digital Media and Communications, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology. He is the author of the best-selling book PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, as well as several other books on related technologies. Larry also writes articles on these subjects and teaches them in small and large group settings. Despite working with computers, programming languages, databases, and such since the early 1980s, Larry still claims he's not a computer geek (but he admits he can speak their language).
Dan Wahlin is a Senior Consultant at Integrated Information Systems, where he specializes in writing applications based on Microsoft's DNA platform. His work at IIS includes creating distributed applications for Fortune 500 companies using Visual Basic, COM+, ASP.NET, SQL Server, and of course XML. His involvement with XML goes back to Microsoft's introduction of the MSXML Version 1 parser, and Dan has been working with ASP.NET since its early stages. Several articles detailing Dan's involvement with XML related projects have been published on www.asptoday.com, a popular resource for ASP developers.
Marc Wandschneider has worked extensively with open source platforms, and has written an Outlook Express-style email client for Linux using Qt. He travels the globe, consulting as a lead manager for software projects and teams. A graduate of the McGill University School of Computer Science, he spent five years working for Microsoft, where he developed and managed developers on the Visual Basic, Visual J++, and .NET Windows Forms teams.