Jesse Feiler is the author of a number of books on Mac OS X, FileMaker, the Web-based enterprise, and home offices. His books on OpenDoc, Cyberdog, Apple Guide, and Rhapsody are now collector's items. His most recent book is FileMaker 8 @ Work: Projects You Can Use On the Job.
A member of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, he regularly consults on FileMaker and develops FileMaker solutions for small business, non- profits, art, retail point-of-sale, publishing, marketing, and other markets. He has specialized in "rehabs"—updates to existing FileMaker solutions including FileMaker 7/8 conversions.
He has worked as a developer and manager for companies such as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (monetary policy and bank supervision), Prodigy (early Web browser), Apple (information systems), New York State Department of Health (rabies and lead poisoning), The Johnson Company (office management), and Young & Rubicam (media planning and new product development).
He is also the first author of a technical book to be published both on paper and on an e-book. Virtual Training Company (www.vtc.com) publishes his 8-hour video training courses on Mashups, Mac OS X Automator, Dashboard, FileMaker 7, Mac OS X, and AppleScript Studio.
He has previously sailed on Geek Cruises Mac Mania I and Mac Mania III to Alaska and the Caribbean.
Rob Griffiths is the Founder and "Chief Hintmaster" of macosxhints.com, the web's leading collection of OS X-related tips and tricks. For over five years, the site has been documenting all the "behind the scenes" tips that make using OS X (and its related applications) more enjoyable and productive. In June of 2005, Rob joined Macworld as a Senior Editor, responsible for the Mac OS X Hints website and various articles for both Macworld magazine and macworld.com
Janet Hill is a K-20 Education Development Executive for Apple Computer. She has extensive experience in the educational technology field. Formerly a math and science teacher, Janet has a strong tie to education. She has been called the "Mary Poppins" at Apple because of her love of technology and people.
Janet received her education degree from Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. She has Masters Degrees in Biology, Instructional Technology and Gifted Education. Janet is an avid ornithologist and enjoys yearly trips to South America to study birds and ecology.
Ted Landau has been writing about the Macintosh from as far back as when the entire Mac OS could fit on one floppy disk. He was a contributing editor for two pioneering (and now sadly defunct) Mac magazines: MACazine and MacUser. Presently, he is a contributing editor for Macworld magazine.
Ted is also the author of several books, including two of the all-time best-selling volumes on troubleshooting: Sad Macs, Bombs, and Other Disasters and Mac OS X Help Line: Tiger Edition.
In 1996, Ted created the MacFixIt Web site, which went on to become the premier site for Macintosh troubleshooting, garnering numerous awards along the way. He was the editor of the site for the next six years, and still writes a regular column (mac.column.ted) as well as frequent tutorials. In addition, he writes a monthly column (User Friendly View) for The Mac Observer Web site.
Ted is also a member of the MacNotables, a panel of "the Macintosh industry's best known and most visible personalities," that produces podcasts at least once a week. He has been a speaker at every Macworld Expo since 1998, as well as at numerous other conferences.
Ben Long is a freelance writer, photographer, and videographer based in San Francisco. A long-time computer journalists, he has written hundreds of features, reviews, and how-to's for magazines such as Macworld, Macworld UK, MacUser, MacWeek, Computer Graphics World, Maximum PC, and eMediaWeekly. He is currently a Senior Editor for CreativePro.com, where he writes a regular digital photography column. His most recent books include Apple's Pro Training guide for Aperture, Real World Aperture, Getting Started with Camera Raw, and Complete Digital Photography, 3rd edition. As a photographer and videographer, his clients have included Blue Note Records, the Pickle Circus, Global Business Network, Head Start, the Oklahoma Arts Institute, 20th Century Fox, and the National Endowment for the Arts. You can learn more about him and his work at www.completedigitalphotography.com.
Randal L. Schwartz is a two-decade veteran of the software industry — skilled in software design, system administration, security, technical writing, and training. He has coauthored the "must-have" standards: Intermediate Perl, Learning Perl, Learning Perl for Win32 Systems, and Effective Perl Programming, as well as writing regular columns for PerformanceComputing, SysAdmin, and Linux magazines. He's also a frequent contributor to the Perl newsgroups and the "Perl Monastery" community (perlmonks.org), and has moderated comp.lang.perl.announce since its inception. His offbeat humor and technical mastery have reached legendary proportions worldwide (but he probably started some of those legends himself). Randal's desire to give back to the Perl community inspired him to help create and provide initial funding for The Perl Institute. He is also a founding board member of the Perl Mongers (perl.org), the worldwide Perl grassroots advocacy organization. Since 1985, Randal has owned and operated Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.
Since 1992, Randal has been developing Perl courseware and providing training to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, and training other trainers to do likewise.