Dan Pilone is the founder and Managing Partner of Element 84, a consulting and mobile software development company. He has designed and implemented systems for NASA, Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. Dan has taught a number of iPhone and iPad development courses for O’Reilly, iPhone Bootcamp, and private development teams. He has taught project management, software design, and software engineering at The Catholic University in Washington, DC.
Dan’s previous Head First books are Head First Software Development and Head First Algebra, so he’s used to them being a little out of the ordinary, but this is the first book to involve bounty hunters.
Dan’s degree is in computer science with a minor in mathematics from Virginia Tech and he is one of the instructors for the O’Reilly iPhone Development Workshop.
Tracey Pilone is a project manager with Element 84, a startup in the DC area that offers mobile, Web, and backend development services. Recent projects she has worked on include writing for Naval Research Labs and Academic Business Consultants, as well as contributing to other Head First titles and keeping involved with the software development projects at Element 84.
Before working as a writer, she spent several years working in and around the Washington, DC, area for two of ENR’s (Engineering News Record) top 20 contractors as a construction manager in commercial construction. She is also the co-author of Head First Algebra.
Tracey has a civil engineering degree from Virginia Tech and a masters of education from the University of Virginia, and holds a Professional Engineer’s License in Virginia.