Michael “BuzzLY” Glass has been a gladiator in the software/Web site development arena for more than eight years. He has more than ten years of commercial programming experience with a wide variety of technologies, including PHP, Java, Lotus Domino, and Vignette StoryServer. He divides his time between computer programming, playing pool in the APA, and running his Web site at www.ultimatespin.com. You can usually find him slinking around on the PHPBuilder.com forums, where he is a moderator with the nickname BuzzLY.
Yann “Bunkermaster” Le Scouarnec is the senior developer for Jolt Online Gaming, a British gaming company. He is a moderator at PHPBuilder.com and a developer of open source PHP software for the gaming community. He has also worked for major software corporations as a software quality expert.
Elizabeth Naramore has been programming with computers
since a very young age, and, yes, she remembers when software was
packaged on cassette tapes. Graduating from Miami University at age
20 with a degree in Organizational Behavior, she found a world of
opportunity awaiting her—in corporate marketing. Her first
love was always computers, however, and she found herself sucked
back to the programming world in 1997 through Web site design and
development (once a computer geek, always a computer geek). While
she plans to return to Miami to get her Masters in Computer
Science, she currently stays busy running several Web sites. Her
main focus is in e-commerce and running
Gary “trooper” Mailer. After graduation from
university in 1998, Gary worked in a major software house in
central London as a quality assurance engineer, and also as the
departmental Web developer (using ASP). This gave him a taste of
Web development. After a few years, he made the jump into full-time
Web development and has not looked back since.
Jeremy “stolzboy” Stolz is a Web developer at Cloverfish Inc. (www.cloverfish.net), a Web development company in Fargo, North Dakota. Jeremy is primarily a PHP/MySQL developer, but he has also worked with many other languages. When not working, he frequents the Internet and tries to keep up his programming skills. He is a contributor to and moderator at PHPBuilder.com. He also frequents many other computer-related Web sites to keep his skills sharp and up to date.
Jason “goldbug” Gerner currently spends his days working as a Web developer in Cincinnati and burns free time complaining about lack of support for Web standards and abusing XML. He can often be found lurking in the PHPBuilder.com discussion forums, waiting to chime in with nagging comments about CSS or code efficiency.