Meet Our Team

Saill White

Saill WhiteSaill White has been designing user interfaces since 1993. With a degree in Physics from U. C. Berkeley, she started off her career doing data analysis for Astrophysics research. Her interest in green technology led her into the world of Building Energy Efficiency, where she got her first taste of writing software when she wrote her own software to help architects optimize passive solar designs. From here she wandered into the world of Open Source software, where she ended up as Vice President of Product Development for a start-up company developing a new virtual cross-platform Linux environment. In this capacity she discovered a love for determining the needs of users, and for marketing products and ideas. She put herself in charge of web interface development for the company and in this way developed the web programming skills she applies today.

Saill’s diverse background has made her fluent in a number of programming languages, but she is particularly fond of javascript, PHP and Python. She is most comfortable in a Linux environment, but will do Windows in a pinch. She enjoys setting up, hardening, and optimizing LAMP and WAMP stacks. She is a great lover of both art and language and besides being quite fluent and fluid in English, she is proficient in German and French and familiar with Russian, Mandarin, and Malay. Her complete resume is here, and her super-geeky blog is here. Her call sign is KK6ONC.

David A. Straight

David Alexander StraightDavid A. Straight comes from a traditional hardware engineering background that spans over 20 years. He currently works as a full time consultant out of his home office in San Jose, CA. When David is not elbow-deep in code or putting his excellent photography skills to good use on a photo shoot he spends his time teaching an undergraduate course in microprocessors. David’s background in hardware engineering gives him great insight into the RF hardware and chip design industry. As an expert in the industry, he is ideally positioned to manage web projects in the Silicon Valley. David has a BSEE from Cal Poly SLO and an MSEE from Santa Clara University.

More information about David’s electrical engineering skills may be found here, and a link to some of his photography is here. His call sign is KD6NCR.