Jeffrey Richter is a cofounder of Wintellect (http://www.Wintellect.com/), a training, design, and debugging company dedicated to helping companies produce better software faster. Jeff has written many books, including Programming Applications for Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Press, 1999) and Programming Server-Side Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 (Microsoft Press, 2000). He is also a contributing editor for MSDN Magazine, for which he has written several feature articles and is the .NET columnist. Jeff also speaks at various trade conferences worldwide, including VSLive!, WinSummit, and Microsoft's TechEd and PDC.
Jeff has consulted for many companies, including AT&T, DreamWorks, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Intel. His code has shipped in many Microsoft products, among them Visual Studio, Microsoft Golf, Windows Sound System, and various versions of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows XP and the Windows .NET Server Family. Since October 1999, Jeff has consulted with the .NET Framework team and has used the .NET Framework to produce the XML Web service front end to Microsoft's very popular TerraServer Web property http://www.TerraService.net.
On the personal front, Jeff holds both airplane and helicopter pilot licenses, although he doesn't gets to fly as often as he'd like. He is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and enjoys showing friends sleight-of-hand card tricks from time to time. Jeff's other hobbies include music, drumming, and model railroading. He also enjoys traveling and attending the theater. He lives near Bellevue, Washington, with his wife, Kristin, and their cat, Max. He doesn't have any children yet, but he has the feeling that kids may be a part of his life soon.