Robert Duchnik (jQuery Plugin Development In 30 Minutes) is an experienced full-stack web developer with over ten years of experience. Duchnik is also the author of the Websanova blog where he writes about web development and hosts a myriad of popular open source jQuery plugins.
Tim Fisher (Windows 8 Basics In 30 Minutes) is a full-time freelance writer and is About.com’s PC Support expert. Prior to freelancing, he worked in every aspect of the technology world, including support, training, installation, documentation, and sales. Tim’s Windows expertise goes back more than two decades, and includes major Windows releases such as Windows 95, Windows 98, XP, Vista, Windows Server, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Shiao-jang Kung (Easy Chinese Recipes In 30 Minutes) was born in Taiwan, and grew up learning traditional Chinese cooking from both her mother, a native of southern Taiwan, and father, a native of Sichuan Province, China, whose parents operated a popular noodle shop.
Ian Lamont is an award-winning technology journalist and the founder of i30 Media Corp. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications, including the BBC World Service, Computerworld, and The Economist Intelligence Unit. He is the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Personal Finance For Beginners In 30 Minutes.
Dr. J. Thomas Lamont
Dr. J. Thomas Lamont (C. Diff In 30 Minutes) has served as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1996, and was GI Division Chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston from 1996 to 2012. He currently serves as Associate Editor for GI and Liver Diseases at the New England Journal of Medicine, and as Editor-in-Chief for Gastroenterology for UpToDate in Medicine.
Melanie Pinola (LinkedIn In 30 Minutes) has over a dozen years’ experience in content development for both the web and traditional media. She regularly writes for Lifehacker, ITworld, and About.com’s Mobile Office Technology sites.
Derek Slater (Online Content Marketing In 30 Minutes and Content Marketing: Recycling & Reuse) is the content director of Ready State digital marketing in Palo Alto, California. He is also the founder of Content Informatics, which helps marketers and content creators use online data sources to drive content creation, presentation, re-purposing, and performance enhancement.