Damien Watkins is the founder of Project 42, a consulting company specializing in the development of Component Based Systems for the Internet. Until 2002 he was a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Damien became involved with the development of the .NET Framework in 1998 when Microsoft invited Monash University to join Project 7, an early access program for .NET.
Mark Hammond has been an independent software consultant since 1995. He has produced many of the Windows extensions for Python, including PythonWin, Active Scripting and Active Debugging support, and coauthored the Python/COM framework and extensions. In 2000 he published his first book, Python Programming on Win32, and from 1999 through 2001 developed the first .NET implementation of the Python language.
Brad Abrams is a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team at Microsoft, where he has been designing the Framework Class Libraries for the past five years. He is the primary author of the .NET Framework Design Guidelines, the Common Language Specification, and the class libraries for the ECMA CLI specification.