Alexis D. Gutzman is a computer systems engineer at the University of Virginia, where she plays on the Web and administers NT servers. She has 12 years of systems experience on a variety of platforms and a masters degree in public affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, which she hopes to use some day. Alexis lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband and soon-to-be-two children, one of which was percolating while this book was being written.
Contributor Charlie Arehart is an experienced ColdFusion developer who's worked with the product since 1997. An Allaire certified instructor, Charlie is also a frequent presenter to user groups all over the country. He presented at the first CF Developer conference in 1998 at Fort Collins, Colorado, and he has taught or spoken to thousands of ColdFusion developers since joining this wonderful community. Charlie brings nearly 20 years of IT experience to his role, having spent the bulk of his career designing, programming, and administering very large-scale enterprise database management systems. This culminated in several years working on two of the largest databases in the world, at the Australian Department of Social Security and the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. Charlie is also a frequent contributor to the ColdFusion Developer Journal and is tips editor for the CFAdvisor.
John Paul Ashenfelter is a Web developer, author, and educator. He is the author of Choosing a Database for Your Web Site and writes columns on Web database development for WebReview.com and WebNet Journal. He has been heavily involved in academic Web site development at the University of Virginia and at commercial sites such as Exploremath.com and is the founder of webdatabase.org. He currently writes, consults, and lectures about technology. Mr. Ashenfelter holds a B.S. in chemistry from James Madison University, an M.S. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Ph. D. in science education from the University of Virginia. In his spare time, he hikes, cooks, and spends time with his wife and their dog and two cats.