Eric Redmond has been involved the software industry and open source worlds for over a decade, working as lead engineer/DBA with Fortune 500 companies, governments and startups. He was a contributor to two Java books and considerably more articles, and is a popular speaker and active organizer/occupant of several technology groups. He currently resides in Portland with wife Noelle, toys with inviite.com and makes things out of glass.
Jim Wilson earned a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Missouri and has been active in home and commercial horticulture for more than 60 years. He has visited home and public gardens in many countries and in the U.S. He has lived and gardened in nine different states, coast to coast. Wilson spent 13 years in garden television. He was a co-host on The Victory Garden, PBS, and on Home and Garden TV's Great Gardeners. He currently lives in Columbia, Missouri.