Shifra Pride Raffel is a Java developer in the Bay Area. She has been developing software for 14 years, has worked as an Agile software development process consultant for Pivotal Labs, and currently works for MSCI in Berkeley (her technical reviewing of this book reflected only her opinion and not that of MSCI).
Simone Silvestroni is a multidisciplinary designer and developer, working in web UI for 12 years Milan and London.
Starting as a print designer and desktop publisher in 1993, he crossed through different creative and technical fields web design and coding. His key skill is turning raw sketched ideas into live interfaces, studying and modifying them through user tests always keeping a eye on accessibility and typography.
Simone is also a graduated musician, a sound designer and a bassist.
He worked for the biggest publishing company in Italy (RCS) for years, joined a startup in ebruary 2000, bec a team leader sound and web design until the end of 2004, working the prototype for a Playtation 2 platform game.
He co-founded his own company in 2004 and co-rn it until the end of 2007, when he joined a full-service web agency le the user xperience team for four years. After relocating to London, UK, he joined a online gaming company, eventually co-founding his new startup, UI Farm Ltd, a small UI and UX agency focused on responsive design and riding the incoming mobile wave.