About the Hackers

Jesse Cravens

Jesse Cravens
Jesse is a Principal Engineer at frog where he works with the world’s leading companies, helping them to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services. He possesses a deep background in web application development, and has recently been focusing on single page web application architecture, the mobile web, and HTML5.

He previously held senior development and technical management positions at USAA, leading a team of mobile application developers in the planning, designing, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of USAA’s industry leading iOS, Android, Blackberry, and mobile web applications for USAA’s 8 million members deployed worldwide.

Jeffrey Burtoft

Jeff Burtoft
Jeff Burtoft is an HTML5 Evangelist for Microsoft where he has the pleasure of working with the HTML5 community every day. Jeff is also a blogger at HTML5Hacks.com and has personally released several Hybrid Mobile Applications into some of the popular mobile app markets.

Jeff has been in the Web Development community for over 10 years. his work experience varies with positions like “web master” of a start-up company, to multimedia consultant for the department of defense. Jeff has also spent over five years working as the Principal Front-end Engineer for a fortune 500 company in San Antonio, TX. Jeff has a B.A. in Rhetorical Studies from Duquesne University and a certification in Latin American Business from Inter-American University in San Juan Puerto Rico. Throughout the years, Jeff’s first love has been the web: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and now HTML5.

Jeff lives in Bellevue, WA with his wife and three children. In his free time, Jeff enjoys writing Mobile Apps and getting beat by a 5 year old on video games.

Guest Hackers

Phil Leggetter

Phil Leggetter is a Developer Evangelist at Pusher, a Real-Time Web Software and Technology Evangelist and Consultant, software engineer, team leader, line manager, micropreneur, product developer, Twitter user and a keen user of social media. He has been developing and using realtime web technologies for over 10 years and his focus is to help people use these technologies to build the next generation of interactive and engaging realtime web applications. For more information see the About Phil Leggetter page.

John Dyer

John Dyer is the executive director of Communications and Educational Technology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been a web developer and technology writer for more than 10 years, and he loves creating tools that make complex tasks easier for other developers. He lives in the Dallas area with his two amazing kids and his lovely wife, Amber.

Raymond Camden

Raymond Camden is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. His work focuses on web standards, mobile development and ColdFusion. He’s a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog ( www.raymondcamden.com ) or @cfjedimaster on Twitter.

Alex Sirota

Alex Sirota cofounded and was the CTO and Head of Product at FoxyTunes, an Internet startup acquired by Yahoo!, where he spent more than four years building media and entertainment web products. Previously, he cofounded Elbrus Ltd., a company that provided software solutions to Philips Medical Systems, IBM, and others. Prior to Elbrus, he was the head [AD1] [JB2] of a computer facility in the Israel Defense Forces, and he coauthored a book (published by Wiley) on Mozilla and web technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

Alexander Schulze

Alexander Schulze is a software developer and IT Consultant for more than 20 years. His experience is based on the realization of plenty international and intersectoral software projects. He is a training supervisor for IT specialists and Certified Scrum Master. Alexander already published several books, professional and scientific articles on various IT topics and speaks on international conferences. He is the founder of the jWebSocket project and supervising a world leader in computer components in its intranet and extranet process automation, where he is responsible for decisions concerning the web, communication and database technologies.

Kevin Lamping

Kevin is a Front-end Web Developer born and raised in the Texas Hill Country. He’s currently enjoying life in San Antonio with his wife and two-year old son.