Ed Hild's first job after college was as a math and computer science teacher at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. After upgrading the curriculum, he decided to practice what he was teaching and moved into consulting. Ed soon felt the teaching itch again, and took a position teaching MCSD and MCSE courses for a technical education center as well as developing the software that would run the franchise. Ed gained most of his development experience at his next position as director of technology at e.magination, a Microsoft partner in Baltimore. There, he worked for several years building web applications for a wide variety of customers using Microsoft technologies. He was then lured to Microsoft and now works as the collaboration technology architect in the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Virginia.
Susie Adams is an MTC Technical Director with Microsoft Corporation. She has over 20 years of application integration and development experience and currently focuses her attention on design and development of enterprise applications as well as traditional enterprise application integration (EAI) using .NET and BizTalk Server. She has contributed to several industry technical journals, was the lead author for BizTalk Server Unleashed (SAMS), and was a contributing author for Visual InterDev Unleashed (SAMS) and Visual InterDev 6.0 Enterprise Developer's Workshop (Microsoft Press). She has spoken at several industry trade show conferences including the Visual Basic Insider Technical Summit (VBITS), Microsoft Developer Days, and Microsoft TechEd. Susie can be reached at email@example.com.