Murray Cumming is a freelance software developer from the UK who has settled in Munich, Germany. Murray maintains the GNOME C++ bindings (gtkmm) and the Glom database application, and is grateful that GNOME has made them possible. He has also been a GNOME Foundation board director and a member of the release team. He tries not to get in the way, and tries to keep learning. You can buy his time.
Matthew Garrett is a PhD student in genetics at Cambridge University. As head of the Ubuntu laptop team he has been involved in making laptops suck slightly less under Linux, and now seeks to tackle other problems such as poverty, hunger, war and Bluetooth support. Autographs are available for €20 or a beer. Laptop support comes at the same price.
Behdad is an Iranian who grew up loving programming and typography. In high school, he was introduced to data structures and algorithms, and after a couple years of studying these concepts, he ended up pursuing a computer engineering BSc program at Sharif University, Tehran. It was around this time when he found the true way of Unix, as well as Free Software, GNU, and GNOME projects.
Six years later, he's finished his MSc in computer science at the University of Toronto, and joined Red Hat in the Toronto office just a couple of weeks ago. He's become an expert in bidirectional scripts (like Arabic) and the Unicode standard, and would like to see Pango eventually used in a multilingual, internationalized, full-fledged print-quality desktop publishing system one day. He also dreams of a world where GNOME rocks on every desktop and laptop, and where he doesn't have to report bugs every other day.
Despite having dreams of being a spandex-clad super-hero, Jono Bacon spends his days as a professional Open Source advocate and consultant at OpenAdvantage, a UK government-funded project to spread Open Source adoption. As part of his work, he encourages and advises on objective Open Source advocacy and community building with his talks at conferences around the world, Planet Advocacy (planetadvocacy.jonobacon.org), and consultation with businesses, government and individuals. He is also an established journalist with two books and over 400 articles published in over 12 publications.
In addition to this, the bearded wonder is the co-founder of LUGRadio (www.lugradio.org), the Howard Stern of Open Source podcasts; and he is a regular contributor to Open Source, formally working as a KDE developer and founding KDE::Enterprise, KDE Usability Study, Planet Advocacy, Linux UK, Wolverhampton Linux User Group, PHP West Midlands User Group, the Infopoint project, RaccoonShow, GNOME iRiver, XAMPP Control Center, and most recently the Jokosher Open Source multi-tracker: a project inspired by a design he concocted as a solution to the ills of Linux audio production.
Jono lives in the UK with Sooz and two sausage dogs called Banger and Frankie.
Lucas Rocha has been contributing to GNOME since 2004. He maintains Eye Of GNOME (aka EOG), the GNOME image viewer; and zenity, a tool that allows you to display GTK dialog boxes in command line and shell scripts. He also contributes to GNOME Journal by writing interviews with GNOME contributors as part of the Behind the Scenes series. Lucas graduated in computer science at Federal University of Bahia, and is now a Master's candidate on Contemporary Culture and Communication at the same university, where he studies the free software development communities' colaborative production model. Lucas is a drummer and percussionist in his free time.
Robert Love is the Claude Elwood Shannon Senior Engineer in the Linux Desktop Group at Novell. He is involved in both the GNOME and the kernel communities. Robert is the author of "Linux Kernel Development" and co-author of "Linux in a Nutshell." He graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in mathematics and computer science. Robert lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and loves cheetahs because they are fast.
Damien Sandras is the creator and developer of the Ekiga VoIP and videoconferencing software. Apart from this, he is part of the FOSDEM (Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting) core team, and also a long-time Free Software proponent. He is a strong believer in standards and in VoIP technologies.
Damien is currently working for Multitel, a research center specializing in Open Source, image processing, vocal technologies, and telecommunications.
Ekiga is used in various companies, schools, and universities for its VoIP or its videoconferencing abilities.
Damien holds a MSc in computer science engineering and a Diploma of Extended Studies from the Université Catholique de Louvain, where he started to work on Ekiga as a graduation thesis.
Joe Shaw has been hacking on GNOME and GNOME-related program activities since 1998. In 2000, he joined Ximian and today works in the Linux Desktop Group at Novell. Joe has hacked on dozens of different GNOME modules and was an early contributor to freedesktop.org projects like D-BUS and HAL. Directly related to his work on HAL, with Robert Love he created Project Utopia: an initiative to make hardware integration with GNOME seamless, the fruits of which can be seen today with GNOME's excellent handling of removable media, autodetection of printers, and integration with power management. Joe was one of the developers of Dashboard, and today he is the maintainer of Beagle, a Linux desktop search infrastructure that will change your life. Joe enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
Anna Marie Dirks
Anna is a graduate student in International Librarianship at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and she manages the desktop design and usability groups at Novell. Her primary research interest at work is in open source software usability testing; she created the betterdesktop.org website, and has conducted hundreds of usability tests which are featured on that site. Her primary academic interest is in Latin American information policies and their impact on e-government.
Anna is delighted to find herself in Spain for another Guadec. She wants to work to empower our conference attendees to take active roles in the usability testing process.
Martyn Russell is the maintainer of the GNOME Instant Messaging client Gossip and has been involved in the project for the last four years. Martyn has a background in the Telecommunications industry and was working for British Telecom for seven years prior to becoming a software developer for Imendio AB.
Ross Burton is a software engineer by trade, working for OpenedHand Ltd developing Linux/GTK+-based applications for handheld and embedded devices, such as the Nokia 770. He is also the maintainer of Sound Juicer and Devil's Pie, and isn't as angry as his blog suggests.
Alexander Larsson works in the Desktop group at Red Hat, and is heavily involved in the Gnome project. He maintains Nautilus (the Gnome file manager), gnome-vfs, and various other gnome modules. Over the years he has also worked on various other free software project such as Mozilla and Dia.
Tuomas has been involved in GNOME development from the beginning. His main interest and involvement has been in usability and graphic design, icons, and themes.
He is currently working for Nokia on the Maemo development platform, helping the developer community with their user interface issues and questions.
Jim comes from the frozen north of the Unites States, though he was formally schooled in the sunny southwest and has now landed in the fast-paced northeast. He is a trained musician and physicist, and a certified SCUBA diver. A photo he took has been plastered on trash cans all around Toronto, Canada. His earliest memory is of a cross country train trip, and since then he's been around the world twice and visited five continents.
Jim has programmed in dozens of languages; the first was either BASIC or LOGO, and the last was C#. The coolest thing he's done with any of them was to make a program which can identify beats in music. He's had countless jobs; the most enjoyable was stocking grocery store shelves overnight, and the most rewarding has been any job that allowed him to work in open source. He's never been married, but has met many people who have been.
Carl Worth is the maintainer of the cairo graphics library and works for Red Hat. He has previous experience with embedded Linux systems, primarily handheld computers with X servers.
Carl has recently become enamored with git, the stupid content tracker, and has been known to submit patches of varied quality quality to that project.
When not at a keyboard, Carl will be found enjoying time with his wife and four sons. His favorite activities include hiking and geocaching, Lego, and games and puzzles of many kinds.
Glynn has been working on the GNOME and JDS projects with Sun Microsystems for the past 5 years. Glynn is currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand working remotely for the desktop group, as he likes to stay a day ahead of most people. Glynn has been a GNOME Foundation Board Director, and organized GUADEC in Dublin, Ireland.
Brian has worked for Sun Microsystems in Ireland for 5 years, supporting users of GNOME desktops from GNOME 1.4 onwards. Brian also helps with testing and investigates issues which arise when thousands of Sun engineers use GNOME on ultrathin clients. Brian is currently working on the second revision of a desktop deployment which successfully puts GNOME on several thousand enterprise desktops. When Brian isn't pulling his hair out over desktop issues, he enjoys sailing, photography, astronomy, and seeing the world with his wife and daughter.
Andy Wingo and Wim Taymans
Wim, one of the GStreamer project co-founders, was the primary architect of the GStreamer 0.10 release series. He has extensive experience in how not to write threaded libraries, and some experience in how to do so correctly. A Belgian now living in Barcelona, Wim has been hacking GStreamer for more than 6 years now.
Andy designed and implemented the network clocking algorithms in GStreamer 0.10. He tries to focus more on applications these days, however, hacking a GStreamer-based streaming server, Flumotion, during the day. Andy is from North Carolina and uses the word "y'all".
Wim and Andy both work for Fluendo, a Barcelona-based GStreamer company.
Davyd is the maintainer of GNOME Applets, those little thingies that run on your panel. He's now been doing it for two and a half years. By day, he works as a software engineer for Fugro Seismic Imaging in Perth, Western Australia, writing GNOME software to help find oil. He is also trying to complete his Bachelors of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Western Australia.
Davyd has spoken at two GNOME.conf.aus and last year at GUADEC 6. He writes regularly for GNOME Journal and produces the popular "sneak peeks" into the GNOME release. In no particular order, Davyd is: blue eyed, a jazz saxophonist, not English, a Sagittarius, a collector of penguins, good with an oscilloscope, known on LugRadio as Mr. Sneakpeak, secretary of the University Computer Club, and less attractive than Danilo. He has prettier desktop wallpapers than you.
Rodrigo started on free software in 1998, when he joined Michael Lausch in the GNOME-DB project (www.gnome-db.org). Months later, he became the maintainer of the project, and has been since then. After GNOME-DB, he started helping in other projects, like Gnumeric, Bonobo, Abiword, etc. In 2001, he was hired by Ximian, where he joined the Evolution team and worked for 4 years, being one of the maintainers of the calendar part of Evolution. In 2005, then in Novell, he changed from the Evolution team to the desktop team, where he works on several GNOME projects, like gnome-screensaver, gnome-power-manager, control-center (a module he maintains in GNOME CVS), gnome-nettool (a module he co-maintains), and others.
Lluis Sanchez is a software engineer working for Novell on the Mono and MonoDevelop projects. He has eleven years of experience in software engineering. He started working as a consultant on Microsoft and Java technologies. In 2002 he started contributing to the Mono project, and in 2003 he joined Ximian to work full-time on Mono.
Lluis has been in charge of the serialization, Remoting, and Web Services Mono libraries. In 2004, he started contributing to the MonoDevelop project, a free GNOME development environment, and these days he's the project lead.
Lluis is from Spain, and is currently based in Barcelona.
Kristian Rietveld has been contributing to GTK+ since 2001. These days he is primarly busy with maintaining GtkTreeView and improving other parts of GTK+ as he goes along. He originally wrote GtkTreeModelFilter, GtkComboBox, and completion support for GtkEntry. Kris studies computer science at Leiden University, but he also works as a developer for Imendio AB.
Tim Janik has been developing Free Software since 1996. He studied computer science at the Universität Hamburg in Germany and works as a software developer at Imendio. He has designed and implemented the GObject library and made several other significant core contributions to free software projects like BEAST, Gtk+, GNOME, and ALSA.
Michael is a Christian and enthusiastic believer in Free software. He very much enjoys working for Novell where, as a member of the Desktop research team, he has worked on desktop infrastructure and applications, particularly the CORBA, Bonobo, Nautilus, and accessibility, amongst other interesting things. He now works full time developing OpenOffice.org. Prior to this he worked for Quantel, gaining expertise in real-time AV editing and playback achieved with high performance focused hardware/software solutions.
Jim Gettys is interested in open-source systems for education on very inexpensive computers. He was previously at HP's Cambridge Research Lab working on the X Window System with Keith Packard, both on desktops and embedded systems such as the HP iPAQ. He helped to start the handhelds.org project and has also contributed to freedesktop.org efforts. Gettys continues to serve on the X.org Foundation board of directors and served until 2004 on the Gnome Foundation board of directors. Gettys worked at W3C from 1995-1999; he is the editor of the HTTP/1.1 specification (now an IETF Draft Standard). He is one of the principle authors of the X Window System, edited the HTTP/1.1 specification for the IETF, and one of the authors of AF, a network transparent audio server system.
David's contributions to free software include the HAL and PolicyKit projects as well as patches to GNOME and the Project Utopia effort. In an earlier life, David worked in broadcasting, writing digital TV applications for set-top boxes and deploying pay TV systems. David now works for Red Hat and is currently based in Massachusetts, USA. In his spare time he enjoys photography, traveling, and Guinness.
Tomas is one of the core developers of the AbiWord project, with which he has been involved since the spring of 2000; his main contributions include ongoing work on AbiWord's layout engine, in particular complex script support (*nix and win32), and AbiWord's revisioning system. In his day job at OpenedHand Ltd. he tackles various aspects of the X system on embedded platforms, and is involved in development of software for the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet.
Tomas lives in Scotland with his wife Linda; his hobbies include running, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking, as well as keen interest in philosophy of language.
Willie Walker is the lead of the Orca screen reader project and has been working on accessibility for a little over a decade and a half. He spent his earlier years on accessibility developing the AccessX/XKB functionality for X Windows, and went on to develop the ICE X Rendezvous Mechanism and Remote Access Protocol (RAP). RAP never really got off the ground, but it helped lay the foundation for the service-based accessibility models in use today. Willie then joined Sun Microsystems to help create the Java Accessibility API, and then led a small team in Sun Labs to create open source speech synthesis and recognition systems (FreeTTS, and Sphinx-4).
Simon Phipps is the Chief Open Source Officer for Sun Microsystems, with global responsibility for Sun's Free/Open Source software strategy including OpenOffice.org, OpenSolaris, and more. He has a deep interest in the nature and impact of networks and the social change they produce. Prior to his current role, he helped create blogs.sun.com, helped get Sun's President blogging, and worked at IBM Hursley where he helped introduce Java and XML He has worked on video conferencing, X.25, run a Windows software business, and programmed everything from PDAs to mainframes. Find out more at http://www.webmink.net/
Christian Kellner is a 24-year-old Magister Philosophy student in the nice German city of Passau. When he is not getting headaches from thinking about some random philosophical problem, like understanding Hegel, he is also a passionate GNOME Hacker. Starting as a member of the famous bugsquad, he got involved heavily in GNOME by rewriting the webdav module for GnomeVFS, which lead to co-maintaining the whole thing shortly after. Already into DAV, he wrote the CalDAV backend for Evolution, even before the server, i.e. Hula, was out. Because writing backends for Evolution turned out to be fun and winter is cold in Germany he started contracting at Scalix to write yet another Evolution Connector for them. He is therefore allowed to jet over to Silicon Valley from time to time to enjoy the sun of northern California and act as a Code Monkey.
José Ángel Díaz
José Ángel Díaz has been the chief manager of the Digital Literacy Plan since 2000 in the Junta of Extremadura and AUPEX. His work in the team of gnu/LinEx started with the launch of the first version of gnu/LinEx in January 2002. He was the mantainer of the gnu/LinEx live. He currently presides at the association GNOME Hispano and is part of the gnu/LinEx team.
José had his first computer at the age of eight. He is an addict of computer science and a user of the Slackware's first versions. He now resides in a beautiful city called Almendralejo in the south of Extremadura and is a lover of Debian, gnu/LinEx, and GNOME, where he has a lot of good friends.
Anne Østergaard holds a Law Degree from The University of Copenhagen. After a decade in government service, international organizations, and private enterprise, she is presently a Libre Software entrepreneur, http://www.easterbridge.dk/.
In her spare time, Anne Østergaard serves as Vice Chairman of the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors and as Vice Chairman of Danish IT-Political Association, and as member of the standardization committee of www.dkuug.dk.
As a member of the Eurolinux Alliance (http://petition.eurolinux.org/), Anne Østergaard is working against the legalisation of software patents in Europe.
Anne Østergaard is also working for free and open standards and file formats, Libre Software in education (The MoLOS or Master Libre Project), the health sector and FLOSS as development aide, privacy on the Internet and more women in the ICT sector.
Tommi became involved in Open Source while studying computer science at the Helsinki University of Technology. Student by day, hacking by night, and working part time somewhere in between, he successfully scratched a few itches through various projects. Tommi started contributing to GNOME by helping to port Galeon to GNOME2 and that lead to him becoming one of the maintainers. Before managing to finish the port, or graduating, Tommi joined the Nokia 770 team. Since then, working on the Maemo platform has been monopolizing his time. Currently Tommi is maintaining GTK+ and the widgets architecture for Maemo.
Robert McQueen is a long-term GNOME user & Debian developer, and did a spell as a "crazy patch writer" in the Gaim project. After graduating from university, he joined forces in the pub with Rob Taylor from the Farsight project, and formed modest plans to revolutionise the approach taken to integrating IM and VOIP on the Linux desktop and embedded devices.
They went on to found Collabora Limited to work on the Telepathy specification and implementations of the framework's components, which form the basis of the Google Talk and Jabber support in the updated version of the Nokia 770, and hopefully soon on the GNOME desktop as well. In his spare time (when not in the pub), Rob hacks on the Python and Glib bindings for D-Bus, comes up with bizzare concepts like GObject mixins, and refactors code to use GInterfaces where appropriate.
Ciaran O'Riordan is a software freedom lobbyist working full-time for Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) in Brussels. A user of GNU/Linux and other free software since 1998, he became active in the legislative and legal aspects of software freedom in early 2003 during the campaign against software patents in the EU. He was a founder of Irish Free Software Organisation in January 2004, and moved to Brussels in August 2004 to increase his political work. There, he was hired by FSFE and, as well as working on the software patents directive, he has been involved in the EU and national legislative process on the topics of copyright and enforcement of software-related laws. In 2006, he has taken a lead in spreading information and raising awareness on the public consultation for the drafting of version three of the GNU General Public License.
Philip Van Hoof
Philip is a Belgian consultant software engineer employed at Cronos/X-Tend.
Now he is doing a project at Newtec Cy, which involves the development of satellite communication infrastructure. He also did a project on developing and designing a scientific embedded microscopy/robotic product. This he did at Maia Scientific.
He is the author of the tinymail E-mail framework. This framework is used by Nokia, who is developing a new E-mail client for their N770 device. He also is the maintainer of a few other free software projects, and he contributes to some free software projects as well.
He is fond of using modern development techniques, such as design patterns and agile development models. He used these techniques to design the tinymail framework.
Luis just wrapped up a year as the 'geek in residence' at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, working on a variety of software projects, including StopBadware.org, the Digital Music Exchange, and the H2O educational tools project. Prior to that, he was at Ximian and Novell, working on Linux-based desktop projects with global teams of hackers. His projects included the Evolution PIM, the GNOME 2.0 release (in collaboration with Sun), and the Ximian and Novell Linux Desktops.
In the fall, Luis will start work on a law degree at Columbia Law School in New York.
Luis's undergraduate education was at Duke University, where he majored in political science and computer science (neither of which are a science, of course.) While at Duke, Luis attended over one hundred basketball games while wearing a devil mask, and co-authored Extreme Mindstorms: An Advanced Guide To Lego Mindstorms.
Henri Bergius is a former viking and a current free software entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Midgard Project, a web content management toolkit built on top of the GNOME libraries. Being a motorcycle adventurer and private pilot, Henri is interested in bringing location-based services into the free software desktop. Henri's blog is at http://bergie.iki.fi/
Federico Mena Quintero
Federico Mena-Quintero is one of the founders of the GNOME project, and a long-time contributor to GTK+. He works for Novell, Inc. in the Novell Linux Desktop team.
After starting his free software career as a core developer and release manager of the GIMP, Federico went on to be one of the driving forces behind GTK+ and GNOME.
Recently, he has been putting his brain and brawn to work figuring out why GNOME uses more memory and does things more slowly than we all remember. He is the author of a series of weblog entries which have gone into minute detail on the GNOME start-up process and on the memory usage of some core GNOME applications and GTK+ components. The results have been impressive, but there is more to be done.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jörg has been working for Sun Microsystems for six years, mostly on configuration systems in the desktop environment. Until recently, he was the maintainer of the configuration subsystem in OpenOffice.org. He also worked on JDS, but now his focus has shifted to thin client computing.
Before joining Sun, Jörg worked at small, local companies and studied physics at Hamburg University.
Daniel Guasch Murillo
Daniel Guasch Murillo Murillo received his MS degree in Electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona) in 1999 and a PhD in Electronic Engineering in 2003 at the same university. At the present time he is teacher in the Department of Telematics and Director of the Accessibility Chair: architecture, design, and technology for all. The mission of the Chair is to ensure that people, irrespective of their abilities, are able to access, on their own, any facility and use any technology. Therefore, it promotes the development, led by UPC researchers, of R+D+I projects and activities which solve real needs of people with disabilities.
Daniel has taken part in many related research projects, either with his personal research area, wide band networks, or with accessibility or assistive technologies.
Javier Pérez Mayos
Javier Pérez Mayos received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Technical University (Stockholm, Sweden) in 2001, and from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in May 2002. Since May 2002, he has been a PhD student at UPC. His research topic is voice source analysis and characterization. The objective is to be able to use this information in voice generation algorithms, so applications like emotional and expressive synthesis, and voice conversion, can benefit from his research. He has participated in several international speech-to-speech translation projects (LC-STAR, TC-STAR) and has released Gaia, a research-oriented speech-to-speech translation architecture. He is the administrator of the speech synthesis group software repositories.
Born in Barcelona in 1970, Quim Gil is a communications freelance specializing in free software and online networking. With a degree in Journalism and seven years working in a newspaper, he was the founder of the web agency putput.es in 1995. Based in London from 1999 to 2001, he worked for the reconceptualization of metamute.com. Then he backpacked through America for over a year, interviewing people for desdeamericaconamor.org and winning the "Best News Story" prize in the European Online Journalism Awards. He was a founder of interactors.coop in 2002, coordinating software development (e.g., the UbuntuExpress installer for Guadalinex), and specializing in free web tools (Drupal, GForge) and social aspects (LaFarga.org, introduction of Ubuntu in Spain). He published the book "Iniciación al software libre con Guadalinex V3" in 2006, and he has been funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya to coordinate GUADEC 2006.
By day, Jeff Waugh works on Ubuntu business and community development for Canonical. By night, he rides shotgun on the GNOME release juggernaut and plots the Open Source blogging explosion with Planet. Waugh is an active member of the Free Software community, holding positions such as GNOME Release Manager (2001-2005), Director of the GNOME Foundation Board (2003-2005), president of the Sydney Linux User's Group (2002-2004), and member of the linux.conf.au 2001 organising team. Jeff was awarded the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Evangelist Award for his contribution go Ubuntu and GNOME projects this last summer. He is a card-carrying member of Linux Australia, but does not say "mate".
Born in Barcelona in 1953, Norbert Bilbeny has been Full Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Barcelona since 1980. He was Director of the Intercultural Ethics Observatory at the Barcelona Scientific Park, the co-founder and president of Committee of Research Integrity in the Public Health Institute of Barcelona (IMAS), and the Director of Master on Immigration and Intercultural Education in the University of Barcelona. He is a former adviser in Bioethics and Ethics for the European Union Research Programs and has been Secretary of the Ateneu Barcelonès.
Norbert did his Doctoral thesis cum laude in 1982 on the philosophy of "Noucentisme" (cultural-political movement of Catalonia, Spain, in the XXth century). His mainain research areas Intercultural Ethics, Ethics and the Professions, Ethical Foundations of Citizenship, and European and Worldwide Citizenship. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of California in Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Toronto, and CNRS in Paris, as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. He has lectured and taught in many universities abroad. In 1979 he was awarded the "Joan Estelrich" prize, in 1984 the "Josep Pla" prize, and in 1987 the "Anagrama" essay prize. He is a periodical collaborator of several newspapers: Avui, Diari de Barcelona, and currently La Vanguardia since 1985.
He has published many books on Moral and Political Philosophy, and Catalan and Spanish thought, as well as non-academic essays. Some of his recent titles are
((((the translations are mine, please edit them)))) ((((note from shaun: since the articles were published in spanish, it may be correct to leave the titles in spanish, and provide an english translation alongside them. in all the cases below where the title is two sentences, I think an actual translation of the article would end up using a colon instead of a period in english. maybe we should do that same. mucking with actual titles concerns me though.))))
"Ética para la vida" (Península, 2003) [Ethics for Living];
"Por una causa común. Etica para la diversidad" (Gedisa, 2002) [For a Common Cause. Ethics for Diversity];
"Per a una Ètica Intercultural" (Mediterrània, 2002) [For Intercultural Ethics];
"Democracia para la diversidad" (Ariel, 1999) [Democracy for Diversity];
"Política sin Estado. Introducción a la Filosofía Política" (Ariel, 1998) [Politics without State. Introduction to Political Philosophy];
La revolución en la ética. Hábitos y creencias en la sociedad digital (Anagrama, 1997) [The Revolution in Ethics. Habits and Beliefs in the Digital Society];
((((note from shaun: make that double hyphen an em dash in the printed program, if possible))))
Kathy Sierra is the author of the "Creating Passionate Users" weblog, and has been interested in the brain and artificial intelligence since her days as a game developer (Virgin, Amblin', MGM). She is the co-creator of the bestselling Head First series (finalist for a Jolt Software Development award in 2003, and named to the Amazon Top Ten Editors Choice Computer Books for 2003 and 2004). She is also the founder of one of the largest community web sites in the world, javaranch.com. Kathy's passions are skiing, running, her Icelandic horse, gravity, and her latest favorite thing--Dance Dance Revolution.
Antonio Jose Saenz Albanes
Since 1993, Antonio has been the CTO of Isotrol SA, a software consulting and engineering firm in Sevilla, Spain, focusing on strategic technology management, strategic planning for free software, and support for training and human resources departments. He teaches object-oriented design and analysis for telecommunications networks.
In 2003 and 2004, Antonio also served as CTO of CASSFA, an advanced center for the support of open source software. There he promoted open source initiatives through workshops, conferences, and agreements with other firms. He also provided Free Software consulting for the regional government.
Since 2003, Antonio has been the project manager for the support and monitoring of the TiC/DiG Centers for the Andalusian Government (a GuadaLinux-related project). They have deployed 185,000 computers in 951 educational centers.
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