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Thomas Powell ( has been involved in the Internet community for well over ten years. In the early 1990s he worked for the first Internet service provider in Southern California, CERFnet. In 1994 he founded PINT, Inc. (, a web development and consulting firm with headquarters in San Diego, which services numerous corporate clients around the country. He is also the founder of ZingSoft, Inc. which is the creator of the widely used JavaScript charting library ZingChart as well as the JavaScript data grid library called ZingGrid.

Powell is also the author of numerous other Web development books including the bestsellers: HTML & XHTML: The Complete Reference, Web Design: The Complete Reference, and Web Site Engineering. He also writes frequently about Web technologies for Network World magazine.

Mr. Powell teaches Web design and development classes for the University of California, San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department as well as the Information Technologies program at the UCSD Extension. He holds a B.S. from UCLA and a M.S. in Computer Science from UCSD.

Fritz Schneider received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University and an M.S. in Computer Science from UC San Diego. He works as a Software Engineer at Google, and his prior work experience includes time spent in web development, privacy, and security. Among other things, he spends his time lobbying Google's management on the obvious need for an engineering office in Fiji. Until the lobby succeeds, he's content to live in San Francisco and dream of a world without war, and a city without parking enforcement.

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