Steve Holden Is a consultant, advising clients on system and
network architectures and the design and implementation of programmed
web systems. He also teaches classes on TCP/IP, network security,
database and programming topics, and is the author of "Python Web Programming", the O'Reilly School of Technology's "Certificate series in
Python" and O'Reilly Media's "Intermediate Python" video series.
Steve has spent time on both sides of the "academic divide", and was an
early researcher into the integration of text, graphics and database
while teaching system development topics at Manchester University. This
research led Steve to form Desktop Connection Limited, the first UK
reseller of Frame Technology's (now Adobe's) FrameMaker software. His
customers included British Telecom, British Aerospace, British Gas, and
Born and raised in the UK, Steve has travelled throughout Europe
and the USA on teaching assignments. He now lives in Portland, OR, the USA's open source epicenter, where when not consulting, teaching or writing
he enjoys looking for worthwhile American beers, entertaining friends and
family, and reading science fiction.