Rakesh Rajan was a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" in C# and an MCSD in .NET from the Bangalore, India area. He worked as a software engineer in the U.S. at Trivandrum. Rakesh passed away in 2006.
Todd Herman works for Berico Technologies as a senior developer as part of the intelligence community. He has been programming since he received his first computer, a Commodore 64, on his 11th birthday. His experience ranges from developing data-entry software in FoxPro for a water research laboratory to writing biometric applications in Visual Basic for NEC. He lives in Virginia with his wife and children, spending his free time programming, playing computer games, and watching the Sci-Fi Channel. He recently set up a blog, which you can find at http://blogs.bericotechnologies.com/todd.
Allen Jones has more than 15 years of experience covering a wide range of information technology disciplines in a variety of sectors; however, his true passion has always been software development. Allen is chief architect at SmithBayes, a U.K.-based software firm that develops high-end strategic decision support software derived from technology used in Formula 1 motor racing.
Matthew MacDonald is an author,educator, and MCSD developer who has a passion for emerging technologies. He isthe author of more than a dozen books about .NET programming. In a dimly-remembered past life, he studied English literature and theoretical physics.