Gary Bennett is president of xcelMe.com. xcelMe teaches iPhone/iPad programming courses online. Gary has taught hundreds of students how to develop iPhone/iPad apps, and has several very popular apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary's students have some of the best-selling apps on the iTunes App Store. Gary also worked for 25 years in the technology and defense industries. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineer aboard two nuclear submarines. After leaving the Navy, Gary worked for several companies as a software developer, chief information officer, and resident. As CIO, he helped take VistaCare public in 2002. Gary also co-authored emiPhone Cool Projects/em for Apress. Gary lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Stefanie, and their four children.
Michael Ash is a 20-something world traveler and Mac programmer working for Rogue Amoeba. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master's degree in computer science from the Universit d'Orl ans. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C., area and is a glider pilot.
David Peterson is a solution architect with Microsoft Consulting Services specializing in enterprise application architecture and development. He has 18 years of experience in software development with both Microsoft and a large Canadian retail organization, and has extensive experience is architecting, building and deploying enterprise scale applications in mission critical environments for financial institutions, government and corporate organizations.
David is a Microsoft Certificated Solution Developer focusing on technologies such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Commerce Server, SQL Server, Visual C#, Visual Basic, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow, Smart Client and ASP.NET web development.
James Bennett is a web developer for the World Company of Lawrence, Kansas, and is a major contributor to the Django project. His current role within the Django community is as the software project's release manager.