Kathy Sierra has been applying “brain-friendliness” to everything from software to books since her days as a game developer. She designed and taught New Media/ Interaction Design courses at UCLA Extension and Java programming at Sun Microsystems. A long-time online community specialist, she founded one of the largest (and friendliest) developer communities, javaranch.com in 1997.
More recently, she created (with her partner Bert Bates) the bestselling Head First tech book series for O'Reilly, and authored the Technorati Top 100 blog, Creating Passionate Users.
Kathy is doing a workshop on The Nine Superpowers of User Awesome