GEORGE K. THIRUVATHUKAL is a principal in Zirve! Technologies LLC and is visiting associate professor at Loyola University. He also holds an adjunct professorship at Northwestern University in the ECE department and its MITP program. He is an active researcher and developer in distributed systems, programming languages, and operating systems.
JOHN P. SHAFAEE is a software developer at Hostway Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, where he leads and develops projects with Python on the Linux platform. He is an active researcher in distributed systems and cluster computing.
THOMAS W. CHRISTOPHER is a principal in Tools of Computing LLC, a Chicago-area consultancy specializing in high-performance computing and object-oriented languages. He authored Python Programming Patterns and, with George K. Thiruvathukal, he co-authored High-Performance Java Platform Computing. Christopher was formerly a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.