Schuyler Erle was born in a small paper bag in Philadelphia, and then
again five days later in Baltimore. As a youth, he had to get up every
morning two hours before he went to bed in order to walk fifteen miles
uphill to school, and then another seventeen miles uphill to get home in
the evening. After many years of some nonsense involving Karnaugh maps,
a botched attempt at a Red Cross sailing certificate, and the early
works of Chomsky, Schuyler was finally and at long last sent packing
with something his mentors found at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.
Later, after a tragic accident that left him nearly completely lacking
in common sense, he served brief stints on Phobos and Ganymede with the
Space Patrol, before returning to study n-dimensional unicycle frisbee
golf at a yak herding collective in Miami. Somewhere along the line he
made the grave error of attempting to implement a full-scale multi-user
web application using a combination of tcsh, awk, and sed, which lead him straight into the arms of O'Reilly Media, Inc., first as a reader, and then as an author and humble developer.
Four years & fifty thousand miles later, we present him in his full and unabridged form, where he hacks Perl behind the scenes at the O'Reilly Network, does on-site technical support for ORA's fine conferences team, is involved in a variety of database and production development projects across the company, and still manages to write and give conference talks for ORA from time to time.
"The Google Maps has wowed users with its groundbreaking user interface and its great speed. Just as phenomenal is the emergence of large number of hacks that built on top of the Google maps platform. The O'Reilly's Google Maps Hacks cover the platform and many of these wonderful projects."
--Tun Wai Yip, BayPIGgies (Bay Area Python Interest Group)