Charles Edge has been working with Apple products since he was a child. Professionally, Charles started with the Mac OS and Apple server offerings in 1999 after years working with various flavors of Unix. Charles began his consulting career working with Support Technologies and Andersen Consulting. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, Inc., a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the country. At 318, Charles leads a team of over 40 engineers and has worked with network architecture, security and storage for various vertical and horizontal markets. Charles has spoken at a variety of conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and the WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles' first book, Mac Tiger Server Little Black Book, can be purchased through Paraglyph Press. Charles recently hung up his surfboard and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa. Charles can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William Barker is a technical consultant at 318, Inc. in Santa Monica, California, and a freelance writer. He has a penchant for all things Web 2.0 related and is eagerly anticipating the day that he can wash his dishes and take out the trash online. His website, techiestravel.com, is a hobbie haven for two of his passions, technology and travel. He also wears a musician hat from time to time, making music: as a DJ, playing guitar, playing piano and mixing CDs for friends. He lives in Venice, California with his trusty automobile, Lucille.
Beau Hunter is a systems engineer employed at 318, Inc. in Santa Monica, California. He has been working professionally with Apple technologies since 1999, and has been supporting businesses running the Mac OS for over 8 years. Throughout this time, he has developed a name supporting and securing Apple OS X systems in multiple capacities: cross-platform systems integration, clustered web and database solutions, high-performance SANs, high-capacity backup systems, automation, and multi-OS mass deployment. Beau has also spoken at numerous events including MacWorld 2009.
Ken Barker is a technical project manager/development generalist who has successfully delivered software solutions in the healthcare, state government, online retail, and tourism industries. Prior to partnering in the formation of EdgeCase, Ken helped found the Columbus Ruby Brigade, a burgeoning group of professionals who are passionate about the Ruby programming language. He began using Ruby over three years ago on the job in a wide range of applications. In addition to being passionate about Ruby, Ken is an agile software development process evangelist.