Jim Farley is a technology strategist, architect, manager and author. His current focus is his role as the technology solutions architect for the Harvard Business School, working to assemble enterprise systems for both the instructional and back-office operations at the school. Jim also consults for various organizations in strategic technology and development, lectures in the computer science department at Harvard's Division of Continuing Education, and publishes articles in a number of forums. Jim's history with computing, enterprise and otherwise, has spanned numerous domains, including manufacturing, artificial intelligence, multimedia, collaboration tools, and content management.
Working as a professional programmer, instructor, speaker and pundit since 1992, Justin Gehtland has developed real-world applications using VB, COM, .NET, Java, Perl and a slew of obscure technologies since relegated to the trash heap of technical history. His focus has historically been on "connected" applications, which of course has led him down the COM+, ASP/ASP.NET and JSP roads.Justin is the co-author of Effective Visual Basic (Addison Wesley, 2001) and Windows Forms Programming in Visual Basic .NET (Addison Wesley, 2003). He is currently the regular Agility columnist on The Server Side .NET, and works as a consultant through his company Relevance, LLC in addition to teaching for DevelopMentor.
Prakash Malani has extensive experience in architecting, designing, and developing software in many application domains, such as entertainment, finance, retail, medicine, communications, and interactive television. He practices and mentors leading technologies such as J2EE, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and XML. Prakash also teaches (and preaches) best practices and design patterns at institutions such as California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has published various articles in industry leading publications such as JavaWorld and WebLogic Developers Journal.
John G. Norman has been developing web-based products and services for more than 10 years, and has been working with technology since he was introduced in the mid 70s to an IBM 1130 running FORTRAN and APL. Since 1999 he's worked on social networking products, business analytics, and e-commerce at companies such as Cambridge Incubator, Veritas Medicine, Elytics, and, currently, H3.com, where he is the Chief Software Architect. John has taught literature at Ohio State, new media at the New School, and engineering at Harvard University's Extension Division. He holds a PhD in English Literature from Harvard.