Michael VierlingSenior Software Engineer at AT&T Interactive
Michael Vierling is an experienced software engineer and expert in distributed and high availability systems. He's designed code primarily in C++, but is now enjoying the renaissance in computer languages including F#, Erlang, Haskell and Python.
Currently at AT&T Interactive, he has worked at a variety of Bay Area startups and larger companies including Apple, Lucent and Ascend.
He has a BS in Physics from U.C. San Diego.
Noah GiftCo-author of "Python For Unix and Linux System Administration"
He is the Associate Director of Engineering at AT&T Interactive, and has worked at a variety of companies around the United States and the rest of the World, including: Caltech, Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, and Weta Digital.
He is the co-author of "Python For Unix and Linux System Administration", and numerous technical articles for IBM Developerworks, O'Reilly, Red Hat Magazine, and Mac Tech. In his free time, he composes piano music, and runs marathons and ultramarathons. Links to much of his writing can be found at his personal site. He has a BS in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a MS in Computer Information Systems from CSULA, and is an MBA Candidate at UC Davis, specializing in Business Analytics, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.