He has been writing computer-related articles, tutorials, and reviews for around five years and is rarely very far from a keyboard of some description.
He was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities/Communities.com. He was founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON, the data interchange standard. He is now an architect at Yahoo!
Gamaiel Zavala is a frontend engineer at Yahoo! in Santa Monica, California. He enjoys writing all types of code and strives to understand the big picture, from protocols and packets to the wide gamut of technologies delivering user experience to the front end. Aside from the geeky stuff, he is enjoying a new family with his lovely wife and baby boy.
Jayme Cousins started creating commercial websites once released from University with a degree in Geography. His projects include marketing super-niche spatial analysis software, preparing online content overnight for his city's newspaper, printing road names on maps, painting houses, and teaching College tech courses to adults. He currently lives behind a keypad in London, Canada with his wife Heather and newborn son Alan. Jayme previously reviewed Learning Mambo from Packt Publishing. He enjoys matching technology with real-world applications for real-world people and often feels that his primary role is that of a translator of technobabble for entrepreneurs.
Jayme now provides web development, consulting, and technical training through his business, In House Logic (www.inhouselogic.com).
Nicholas began his career as webmaster of a small software company, transitioning into a user interface designer and prototyper before moving fully into software engineering. He moved to Silicon Valley from Massachusetts in 2006 to join Yahoo! Nicholas can be contacted through his website at www.nczonline.net.
Nicole Sullivan is a CSS performance guru living in California. She began her professional career in 2000, when her future husband (then a W3C employee) told her that if her website didn't validate he wouldn't be able to sleep at night. She thought she'd better figure out what this ‘validator' thing was all about, and a love for standards was born.
She began building Section 508 compliant, accessible websites. As her appreciation for performance and large-scale sites grew, she went on to work in the online marketing business, building CSS framework solutions for many well-known European and world-wide brands, such as SFR, Club Med, SNCF, La Poste, FNAC, Accor Hotels, and Renault.
Nicole now works for Yahoo! in the Exceptional Performance group. Her role involves researching and evangelizing performance best practices and building tools like YSlow that help other F2E's create better sites. She writes about standards, her dog, and her obsession with object oriented CSS at www.stubbornella.org.
Philip Tellis is a lazy geek working with Yahoo! He likes letting the computer do his work for him, and if it can't, he'll just reprogram it.
When he isn't hacking code, Philip rides his bike around Silicon Valley, and tries his hand at food hacking, but not at the same time.
Tenni Theurer joined Yahoo! in early 2006 as a technical evangelist in Yahoo!'s Exceptional Performance group. She then took the reins as manager and grew the engineering team to lead the global effort in making Yahoo! products faster and accelerating the user experience worldwide. Tenni is currently a Sr. Product Manager in Yahoo!'s Search Distribution group. Tenni has spoken at several conferences including Web 2.0 Expo, Ajax Experience, Rich Web Experience, AJAXWorld, BlogHer, WITI, and CSDN-DrDobbs. She is a featured guest blogger on Yahoo! Developer Network and Yahoo! User Interface Blog. Prior to Yahoo!, Tenni worked in IBM's Pervasive Computing group on enterprise mobile solutions where she worked directly with high profile customers on large-scale deployments.
Wayne Shea is a software engineer at Yahoo!. His projects at Yahoo! include research on improving mobile web performances and developing scalable high-performance web services. Before joining Yahoo!, he had been busy creating mobile web browsers for cell phones at Openwave and Access.
Yavor Paunov is a product of the joined efforts of the Computer Science departments of the Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. His experience spans from two-person startups to multi-national companies. Outside work, Yavor's habits include listening to live music and extended walks with his charming shoe-eating cocker spaniel.