by Paul Kafasis
Paul serves as the public face of Rogue Amoeba and handles product management for the company's products, as well as tackling the innumerable tasks no one else wants to do. Paul's experience spans almost 15 years in Mac audio software, since the halcyon days of the first software MP3 players. He co-founded Rogue Amoeba in 2002, and has been avoiding working at a real job ever since. Today, Rogue Amoeba employs 9 people, and has a half-dozen immensely popular products.
Paul likes being on rooftops, taking in water views, and eating sandwiches, though his character defect of vegetarianism limits his choices there. When not working, Paul attempts to give the world a laugh on his site (http://www.onefoottsunami.com) and via Twitter (@PBones). As you're reading this, Paul is watching you, right now. He thinks you look good!
Alykhan Jetha is CEO of Marketcircle Inc., developer of award-winning business applications for Mac OS X and iOS, including its flagship products, Daylite Productivity Suite and Daylite Touch for iPhone.
Marketcircle’s Daylite helps Mac-based businesses of 1-50 people win more business and deliver better on promises. The software provides integrated tools and processes that identify and qualify opportunities while managing projects, calendars and contacts.
Daniel Jalkut owns and operates Red Sweater Software and is the mind behind MarsEdit.
Brent was conceived during the Summer of Love and was born on the south side of Chicago just days before Martin Luther King's assassination and a few months before the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention.
His personality reflects this. You're advised to engage him only with caution, since he might love you, perhaps too much, or he might shoot you, or at least club you on the head. FYI.
He began his programming career on an Apple II Plus in 1980. After learning BASIC and 6502 Assembler, he took a break to learn about alcohol and related technologies in high school and college.
Having mastered those technologies, Brent formed his first indie software company, World Wide Power & Light, in 1995, which became Ranchero Software in 1996. Brent has also worked for UserLand Software and NewsGator Technologies, and is now a founder of Sepia Labs.
The first software Brent ever shipped was called Spotlight, and its customer base was measured in the single digits. It was a search engine for Macs. Totally not kidding. This was 1996. He later went on to create slightly-more-popular apps: TapLynx, MarsEdit, and NetNewsWire.
Brent lives in Seattle, where he answers email for a living. If you can call that living.
by Chris Liscio
Chris Liscio is SuperMegaUltraGroovy, the development house behind Capo, TapeDeck and FuzzMeasure Pro.
Craig majored in Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine and minored in Fine Arts. He also studied Italian and Printmaking at Coastline Community College, and Art History at the Power Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Craig has been working with images and software in various capacities for over 25 years. He officially joined the Iconfactory in 1997 after coordinating the development and successful release of their first software product, IconDropper.
Craig is currently a principal at the Iconfactory and his specialties include software development and manning the secret controls behind the magic of the Iconfactory website. His significant projects include serving as Chief Typist and developing all of the Iconfactory's internal software and shareware products.
by Dan Moren
Dan Moren is a Senior Associate Editor at Macworld, where he covers the heck out of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. When he's not engaged in writing, thinking, and perchance even dreaming about all things Apple, he blogs at Doombot, plays ultimate frisbee, takes pictures, and attempts to write fiction. Mostly, though, he ends up spending way too much time on Twitter and playing board games..
14th–15th October 2011