Dr. Christopher Peri received his Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in Architecture. His focus was on Collaboration in Virtual Environments delving into methods that facilitate designers and engineers to improve communication over remote networks.
He started playing with the Twitter API very early in the API release, creating his own Twitter client called TwittFilter, which is geared more to the occasional user then someone who uses Twitter all the time. As time went on, he added more and more features and functions for his own personal use, until one day he realized he had a fairly sophisticated application and opened it up to the general public to use. He learned quite a bit about the Twitter API the hard way—by simply coding things up and seeing what happens. Although TwittFilter is still a personal project, he has already created a number of private Twitter applications, robots, and smaller projects like NewsSnacker.com, which is open to the public.
Bess Ho is a UI Engineer in mobile, tablet, TV, and web with a strong background in
data analytic and consumer behavior. She received her Master Degree from the
University of California, Davis in Food Science and Technology. Her focus was on
Consumer Sensory Science and Engineering. She is the winner of Nokia Open Screen
Project Fund and was elected as Samsung Star in the Samsung Mobile Innovator
worldwide program. She served as technical editor for the book titled Building
OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with MySpace Platform (Addison
Wesley, 2009). She has presented mobile technology at Stanford University, O’Reilly
Web20 Expo SF, Where20 Conference, Silicon Valley China Wireless Conference, and
many developer events. Currently, she is Mobile Architect (EIR) for Archimedes
Ventures. She also advises many early-stage startups in UI/UXP design and mobile
development in multiple platforms. She is actively teaching many mobile classes
such as iOS SDK in Silicon Valley and online courses at Udemy.com. You can follow
her at Twitter @Bess or Slideshare at www.slideshare.net/bess.ho. Her developer blog
is at http://www.bess.co.