Adrian Kosmaczewski is a writer, a software developer and a teacher. He is the author of two books about mobile software development, and has shipped mobile, web and desktop apps for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux since 1996. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.
When not coding or teaching, Adrian likes to spend time with his wife Claudia, his cat Max and his Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter.
An MODS Veteran, in his seventh straight appearance, Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training and consulting company that that specializes in leading-edge technology solutions like HTML 5, mobile development, Node.js, SmartTV development, web mapping, NoSQL, Groovy, and Grails. Scott co-founded the HTML5 Denver User Group in 2011.
Scott has been writing about web development for over 10 years. His books include Getting Started with Grails, Groovy Recipes, GIS for Web Developers, The Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, and JBoss at Work. Scott is also the author of three popular article series at IBM developerWorks -- Mastering MEAN, Mastering Grails, and Practically Groovy.
Laura is an iOS developer with a penchant for languages, travel, and education. She's worked on all sorts of client apps through mobile agencies, and most recently built apps to transform students' learning at Khan Academy. Twitter: @Savinola
Joe Keeley is a Partner and Lead Engineer at MartianCraft. He crafts technical solutions and solves business problems — from enterprise software systems at companies including Apple, AMD, Vistar, Intelligent Electronics, and Ahold USA / Stop and Shop / MAC Risk Management; to iOS solutions for venture-funded startups and Fortune 100 companies.
He is the co-author of the books “Mastering iOS Frameworks” and "iOS Components and Frameworks, Understanding the Advanced Features of iOS" from Addison-Wesley. Joe organizes the Denver Cocoaheads group, and frequently presents development topics at conferences and developer meetings. He is the author of two instructional iOS development videos produced by Addison-Wesley Professional.
Steve Scott (Scotty) has been a freelance developer since 1992 although he is probably best known for being the host on a number of developer podcasts including The iDeveloper Podcast. He was also the host and creator of NSConference.
He has been developer since 1987 when he started writing accounting software using COBOL on a Convergent Unix machine using vi as his IDE. (Sorry Emacs people). Since then he has worked on mainframes (ICL, DEC, &s; IBM), 16bit and 32 bit Windows, .NET and since 2007 OS X and (a little later) iOS . During his career he has learnt (and forgotten) more languages and IDE’s than is possibly healthy for one lifetime.
Josh Smith is a writer, pretend cartographer, and developer with AllTrails. He has 17 years of professional IT experience and has been a sysadmin (and still kinda is), programmer in various languages, consultant, employee and guy who makes sure the pop machine is full. He lives, works, and occasionally builds robots in Pittsburgh, PA.
Paul Bakaus is a Software Engineer at Google, heading up advocacy and outreach for DevTools, AMP and Games. He assists developers, designers, and filmmakers to create better, faster, more immersive and more convincing digital experiences. Prior to joining Google, he created the popular UI library jQuery UI now being used by over 14% of the popular web. Paul also created the Aves Engine,the world’s first prototype of a fully interactive HTML5 game engine - which he ultimately sold to Zynga.