Leon Shklar is currently the head of technology for the Media division at Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Leon headed up the development team for the online edition of the Wall Street Journal at Dow Jones. Before that, he spent six years at Bell Communications Research and almost as long in the world of dot-com's and Internet software companies. Leon holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Rich Rosen currently works for Interactive Data Corporation developing software for the Fixed Income Systems group. Previously, he worked as an Application Architect at Dow Jones. He began his career at Bell Labs, where his work with relational databases and the Internet prepared him well for the world of Web application development. Rich holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also a co-author of the fourth edition of Mac OS X For Unix Geeks .