Jason Brimhall is first and foremost a family man. He has 15+ yrs experience in IT and has worked with SQL Server starting with SQL Server 6.5. He has worked for both large and small companies in varied industries. He has experience in performance tuning, high transaction environments, large environments, and VLDBs. He is currently a DB Architect and an MCITP for SQL 2008. Jason regularly volunteers for PASS and is the VP of the Las Vegas User Group (SSSOLV). You can read more more from Jason on his blog at: http://jasonbrimhall.info.
David Dye is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, instructor, and author specializing in relational database management systems, business intelligence systems, reporting solutions, and Microsoft SharePoint. For the past 9 years David's expertise has been focused on Microsoft SQL Server development and administration. His work has earned him recognition as: a Microsoft MVP in 2009 and 2010, a moderator for the Microsoft Developer Network for SQL Server forums, Innovator of the Year runner-up in 2009 by SQL Server Magazine, and in the Training Associates Technical Trainer Spotlight in April 2011. David currently serves as a technical reviewer and co-author with APress Publishing in the SQL Server 2012 series, and as an author with Packt Publishing.
Andy Roberts is a Data Platform Technology Specialist for Microsoft in the Northeast district. Prior to that, Andy spent 12 years as a consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services. As a consultant, Andy assisted customers in implementing mission critical OLTP and DW/BI solutions on SQL Server. Andy wore many hats as a consultant, including that of application developer, solution architect, mentor to development teams, mentor to DBAs, BI lead, SCRUM Master, and guy-that-knows-a-bunch-of-stuff-about-Microsoft. When not basking behind the glow of his laptop, Andy enjoys volunteering as a ski instructor at Maine Adaptive Sports. He also enjoys golfing, biking, and trying to reverse engineer his three month old son, Max.
Wayne Sheffield started working with databases in the late 1980's, using DBase, Foxbase and FoxPro. With over twenty years in the IT industry, he has worked with SQL Server database systems (starting from version 6.5) since the late 1990's in various development and administration roles, with an emphasis in performance tuning. He is author of several articles at www.sqlservercentral.com, and enjoys sharing his knowledge by presenting at various SQL PASS events and posting on his blog at ttp://blog.waynesheffield.com/wayne.
Jonathan Gennick is an Apress Assistant Editorial Director with responsibility for database topics. He is line-leader for Apress's Oracle and SQL Server lines. He publishes carefully-chosen database books of a general nature. He maintains a keen interest in books across all lines that touch upon relational databases.
In his last position before changing to an editorial career, Jonathan rose to the rank of Manager at KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint). There he delivered development and system integration services to state and local government clients. He was noted for his troubleshooting skills and his ability to smoothly navigate the oft-turbulant waters between client management, consultants from competing firms, and client technical personnel. Jonathan has experience with languages and technologies such as Mumps, COBOL, Powerbuilder, various assembly-languages. He is well-known and widely-published for his expertise with Oracle Database and the attendendant languages SQL and PL/SQL.