Douglas Mauro received a bachelor's degree at the University of Albany, New York, and worked as a system administrator for several years before becoming a project engineer with Sun Microsystems, Inc. In addition to his consulting duties with Sun, he authors their internal OneStop Sun Management Center page and has published several InfoDocs with them.
Kevin J. Schmidt currently lives in Lilburn, Georgia. He is a senior software developer at SecureWorks, Inc. (http://www.secureworks.com), where he is lead developer for the comapny's SIM platform. He also leading the development of the company's log analysis service line. Prior to SecureWorks, Kevin was a senior Java/C developer at Reflex Security (http://www.reflexsecurity.com). And prior to Reflex, Kevin spent four years at GuardedNet, Inc. (http://www.micromuse.com/sols/dom_man/sec_man.html)as a senior software developer and team lead.
Kevin's experience with network management began in 1995 while working at a regional ISP in Pensacola, Florida. In 1996 he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work for MindSpring Enterprises (now known as Earthlink), a national ISP. He spent four years in network management and was the senior network management architect for Earthlink. He left Earthlink to work at Netrail, a tier-1 Internet backbone provider. While at Netrail, Kevin was in charge of the company's network management architecture.