Don Don Anderson

Don Anderson received a B.A. at Northwestern, a M.S. in Computer Science at Stanford, was a UNIX kernel developer at Bell Labs, and has been an independent consultant since then. For clients that include Digital, HP, Teradyne and Sequent he has done kernel programming, compilers, and other system tools. He was chief architect of the UNIX shared library strategy while consulting at Digital, and has served as architect for many other projects and companies. Don consulted with Sleepycat Software (now Oracle) since 1997, when he developed the original C++ and Java APIs for Berkeley DB, the most widely deployed embedded database in the world. He now consults around the globe as an expert in Berkeley DB, high performance systems and debugging complex software, for dozens of large and small companies, including NYSE, Nokia, ECM, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, StorageTek, EBay, Motorola, Avira, SWIFT, Institutional Shareholder Services. In recent years, he has worked with the WiredTiger and MongoDB teams to build the next generation of noSQL engines.

Amy Amy Darling (Muntz)

Co-Author, Applied C++: Practical Techniques for Building Better Software

Amy earned her B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University in 1987, and has spent the last 30+ years working at a variety of high-tech companies primarily managing engineering teams to create successful products. She specializes in software engineering practices, and the development and management of aggressive software projects that also achieve their business objectives. Past clients include Nest, Microsoft Corporation, Teradyne, PatientKeeper, Gensym, Basis Technology, Cognex Corporation, Ambient Devices, and Laszlo Systems (sponsors of the OpenLaszlo open-source RIA framework). Amy also holds two patents in image processing, along with an M.S in Computer Science from Tufts University, and an M.B.A from Babson College.

Phil Philip Romanik

Co-Author, Applied C++: Practical Techniques for Building Better Software

Philip has been working full-time in the software industry since 1984. Philip later began architecting entire systems and leading teams of engineers to produce real-time, mission critical products. He has a strong reputation for comprehensive and extensible design specifications, rapid prototype development, and delivering fully functional systems on schedule. Philip has created patentable technology for his clients and has provided services to such leading companies as Eastman Kodak and Microsoft. Philip holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Professional Engineer License from the State of New York.

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