Aravind Shenoy is an in-house author at Packt Publishing. An engineering graduate from the Manipal Institute of Technology, his core interests lie in technical writing, web designing, and software testing. He was born, and is based, in Mumbai, India. A music buff, he loves listening to Oasis, R.E.M, The Doors, Dire Straits, and U2. Rock n' Roll and Rap rule his playlists. He is also the author of several other books such as Thinking in HTML and Hadoop Explained, both by Packt Publishing. You can find out more about him on the Amazon Author Central page at http://www.amazon.com/Aravind-Shenoy/e/B00ITSR2WE.
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Ulrich Sossou is an experienced software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for solving problems. He enjoys helping individuals and businesses frame difficult issues in ways that foster the emergence of the best outcomes for them and/or their businesses.
His first experience with technology came at age 8 in his uncle's computer repair shop, where he played with early versions of personal computers, such as the Macintosh Classic. Since then, he has gained valuable experience in software engineering, architecture, and design as well as marketing and sales, and he has developed the overall skill set required to run a software business.
When he's not working on open source projects or coaching less experienced software engineers or entrepreneurs, he's the CTO of Retreat Guru (http://retreatguru.com/), a Canadian company operating in the wellness tourism industry; the cofounder of Flyerco (https://www.flyerco.com/), an American company helping realtors market their properties with flyers; and the cofounder of TekXL (http://www.tekxl.com/), a west-African start-up incubator.