About the Author
Zain's efforts have been featured by eWeek, Redmond Developer News, and many others. He has been interviewed by Forrester Research, Gartner, and the Science Channel for his work. He is a frequent speaker at events in LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online venues. Zain also lectures world-wide on a variety of developer topics.
Sara Ford is the Senior Product and Community Manager at Black Duck Software for Ohloh.net, the largest public destination for finding and evaluating open source software. Prior to Black Duck, she worked for nine years at Microsoft Corp., where she was responsible for CodePlex.com, the open source project hosting site for Microsoft. She started her career as a software tester on Visual Studio, a software development environment, where she drove the effort to make it possible for developers who are blind or have low-vision be able to write software applications.
Sara is the author of the award-winning Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity, published by Microsoft Press, where she donates all her author royalties to a scholarship fund designed for residents of her hometown Waveland, Miss. to attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.