Jim Heid is one of the most highly regarded computer authors and trainers in the United States. A columnist for Macworld magazine since 1985, he has also been the personal technology columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a frequent contributor to PC World, Internet World, and Newsweek magazines. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Macintosh iLife '05 (Peachpit, 04/05). Jim is editorial director and a partner in Avondale Media, producers of DVD-based instruction and conferences.
Ted Lai is a veteran educator and technology consultant. He is currently a teacher on special assignment at the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Honored as an Apple Distinguished Educator and an M-Audio M-Powered Educator, Ted speaks at local and national conferences about educational uses of podcasting, iPods, GarageBand, and the rest of the iLife suite. A self-described “presentaholic,” Ted is also the founder of PodPiper Productions and advises the TechSavvyGirlz, a group of five girls who explore how technology enhances learning.