The writers of the SmartBear blog come from different backgrounds with varying skill sets. They are QA testers, developers, performance testers, product managers and owners, and more. Learn more about their backgrounds and join their conversations on Twitter and Google Plus!
Meg Cater is a writer/editor and lead content manager for SmartBear Software. With a journalism and digital media background, she specializes researching and creating content about innovative people and ideas in the software development and testing space.
Andrew McHugh is a technical writer and content specialist for AlertSite by SmartBear. He specializes in all things Web performance, and mainly focuses his writing on Web performance monitoring, user experience and the mobileWeb.
Dennis Guldstrand is the SoapUI Product Marketing Manager for Smartbear. His articles specialize in all things relating to software testing.
Ole Lensmar is the Chief Architect for SmartBear Software. He specializes in all things related to architecture, development and Quality, and mainly focuses his writing on APIs, testing tools and practices, and current testing and Quality trends.
Ben Austin is a blog & community manager at SmartBear Software. Ben has a journalism background and an affection for software quality, and mainly focuses his writing on tech news and conference coverage.
Ken Godskind is product manager for SmartBear Software’s AlertSite products. He is a specialist in all things related to User Experience and Web, API, and Mobile performance and availability. Ken is also a Florida Key’s fanatic.
Scott Barber is a technical evangelist, and content specialist for SmartBear Software. He specializes in all things related to delivery of quality systems, and mainly focuses his writing on Load Testing, Delivering Performant Systems, and other software quality topics.
Michael Giller is a technical sales engineer for SmartBear Software. He specializes in all things API and SoapUI related, focusing his writing on ranting about quality in the Software Development process, how different types of people involved in Software development can coexist, and SoapUI.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, is a freelance journalist who’s was building applications on Unix before many of you were out of diapers – but he doesn’t hold that against you. He specializes in operating systems, networking, and open-source software.
Esther Schindler has been focused her writing on software development and open source since the early 1990s. She also writes for CIO.com, IT World, and IEEE Spectrum. Her most recent book is The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Twitter Marketing.
Peter H. Salus
Dr. Peter H. Salus has been in the computing and networking community for 30 years. Prior to that, he spent two decades in academia in the US and Canada. He is the author, co-author, or editor of over a dozen books and over 100 articles and reviews. Among his books are A Quarter Century of UNIX, and Casting the Net.
David Strom is one of the leading experts on network and Internet technologies and has written and spoken extensively on topics such as VOIP, convergence, email, cloud computing, network management, Internet applications, wireless and Web services for more than 25 years.
Rikki Endsley is a freelance technical writer, editor, and community manager. She specializes in open source technologies, women in IT, social media, and career development. You can find Rikki’s articles at rikkiendsley.com.
Lisa Vaas has been writing about technology, careers, science and health since 1995. Nowadays she writes mostly for Sophos’s Naked Security blog and for a ridiculously long list of technology sites that she’s edited out just this very minute because it strikes her as braggy.
Andy Lester has been developing software for over 25 years. He’s released many open source projects on Perl’s CPAN and on GitHub, including ack, a grep-like search tool for programmers. Andy’s experiences managing and hiring programmers are the basis of his job-hunting guide Land The Tech Job You Love.
Carol Pinchefsky is a freelance writer who has written for the New York Times, Forbes.com, IT World, MacLife.com, and many others. She enjoys writing about technology, science, and general geekery. She lives in New York City with her husband and their books.