Andy Ihnatko has maintained an uninterrupted 17-year streak of writing monthly columns for Mac magazines. This has afforded him the opportunity to pile up an ambitious series of experiences and acts of heroic stupidity, ranging from designing a set of plans for converting a Macintosh into a functioning aquarium to adapting an animatronic Darth Vader bank so that it could be controlled across the Internet via AppleScript. He's also The Chicago Sun-Times' longtime general-technology pundit, and is the author of a best-selling series of Mac books for Wiley Publishing.
Don McAllister is the host and producer of the successful weekly video podcast — ScreenCastsOnline. As one of the Podcasting pioneers, Don has been producing ScreenCastsOnline since August 2005 and has achieved over 3,500,000 downloads of his popular weekly show delivering video tutorials on Apple Mac software to a global audience.
In March 2006, Don gave up his day job in Corporate IT and became a full time podcaster and introduced one of the first paid for premium subscription based podcast services. Don combines his weekly show with podcasting consultancy and the production of video tutorials for corporate customers including Apple, SWSoft (Parallels), The Omni Group, 37 Signals, RealMac Software, Smile On My Mac and many, many others. Dons video tutorials are also regularly featured in the UK iCreate and MacFormat magazines.
Gaining a growing reputation as a popular and engaging speaker and trainer, Don has spoken at many International Events including Macworld and the Podcast and New Media Expo along with many training sessions and seminars in the UK.
Derrick Story is the managing editor of the O'Reilly Network, Mac DevCenter, and O'Reilly Digital Media. Derrick's experience includes more than 20 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP, IDG, and O'Reilly conferences. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual which is now in its fourth edition. Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story.
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