Micah Dubinko served as an editor and author of the XForms 1.0 W3C specification, and he began participating in the XForms effort in September 1999, nine months before the official Working Group was chartered. Micah received an InfoWorld Innovator award in 2004. He is the author of O'Reilly's XForms Essentials, available online at http://www.xformsinstitute.com. Currently, Micah works for Yahoo! in California as a senior research developer.
Curt Hibbs is a senior software developer in St. Louis with more than 30 years' experience in platforms, languages, and technologies too numerous to list. With a keen (and always searching) eye for new methods and technologies to make his work easier and more productive, he has become very active in the Ruby development community.
Brad Neuberg has done extensive work in the open source community, contributing code to Mozilla, JXTA, the Jakarta Feed Parser, and more. His experience includes developing on Wall Street with distributed systems, n-tier design, and J2EE. As senior software engineer at Rojo Networks, Brad focused on next-generation aggregators, the blogosphere, MySQL, Ajax, and Lucene. Recent work includes consulting for the Internet Archive to create an Ajax book reader; focusing on Ajax/DHTML open source frameworks, including the Really Simple History library recently adopted by Google; and working with the Ajax Massive Storage System (AMASS) and dojo.storage, which allow web applications to permanently and securely store megabytes of data.
Premshree Pillai is a Technical Yahoo!. He hacks (maintains the Ruby APIs for Yahoo! Web Services, Flickr, Technorati, etc.), writes ("Ruby Corner," a column for Linux For You), and talks (at various conferences) about Ruby in his free time. He has previously contributed to O'Reilly's Python Cookbook and Yahoo! Hacks, and to the ACM's Crossroads.
Mark Pruett is a programmer and writer living in Virginia, where he works for a Fortune 500 energy company. He's the author of two books and numerous articles on programming and technology. Mark received his master of science degree in computer science from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Sean Snider is a senior web software engineer for Yahoo! and the Web User Interface Team manager for Yahoo! Music Unlimited. Sean has been building Ajax applications and rich web sites for over eight years within the music, video game, and e-commerce industries, for companies such as Electronic Arts (EA Sports, http://www.easports.com), Musicmatch (Musicmatch Jukebox, http://www.musicmatch.com), and iVillage.com.