Kathy Siera is a very well known name in the
tech field. Kathy is one of the Java champions as well as a
very good writer too. She was born on June 19, 1957 in Fresno, California.
As far as the qualification of Kathyis concerned, she attended California
Polytechnic State University with a major in exercise physiology. She had spent over 10 years in the fitness industry. She
moved from fitness
industry to software field when she joined programming classes at UCLA
(University of California, Los Angeles). After some time she return to
teach a course on "new media interactivity" for UCLA Extension.
Kathy herself said that her interest in cognitive
science (brain and artificial intelligence). At that time she was a game
developer (Virgin, Amblin’, MGM). Kathy Sierra is the author of
Creating Passionate Users as well as coauthor of the first series of
books for O'Reilly’s Head First Java and Head First EJB.
She is the founder of 2003 Software Development Magazine Productivity
Award winning web site javaranch.com. In Kathy's own words "I
love anything having to do with the brain, skiing, Java, horses, video,
running, movies, music (especially bluegrass and alternative), and weird
science (especially quantum mechanics) a little crazy."
series of O'Reilly’s was not only nominated for
the Amazon Top Ten Editors Choice Computer Books for 2003 and 2004
and but also the finalist for a Jolt Software Development award in 2003. Kathy was the lead programmer of the computer
games Terratopia (a series of children's books). A game by Virgin
Sound & Vision and a film-based game by MGM were released in 1996. Apart
from this Kathy was a master trainer in Sun Microsystem.
First Java (O'Reilly Publishing, 2005)
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide (McGraw-Hill
First Design Patterns (O'Reilly Publishing, 2004)
First Servlets and JSP (O'Reilly Publishing, 2004)
First EJB (O'Reilly Publishing, 2003)
Certified Programmer & Developer for Java 2 Study Guide
(McGraw-Hill Osborne, 2002)
Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport (McGraw-Hill Osborne,