Harold Davis is a strategic technology consultant, hands-on programmer, and the author of many well-known books. He has been a popular speaker at trade shows and conventions, giving presentations on topics ranging from digital photography through wireless networking, web services, and programming methodologies.
His books include several about wireless networking, including Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi (Que) and The Wi-Fi Experience: Wireless Networking with 802.11b (Que).
Harold has served as a technology consultant for many important businesses, including investment funds, technology companies, and Fortune 500 corporations. In recent years, he has been Vice President of Strategic Development at YellowGiant Corporation, a company providing infrastructure for Internet marketing, Chief Technology Officer at a CRM analytics startup, a Technical Director at Vignette Corporation, a leader in customer-centric content management, and a Principal in the enterprise consulting practice at Informix Software, a leading database company. Harold's work at Informix focused on the CRM and EAI needs of major Informix customers, including Sprint, United Airlines, and Wells Fargo.
Harold started programming when he was a child. He has worked in many languages and environments and been lead programmer and/or architect in projects for many corporations, including Chase Manhattan Bank, Nike, and Viacom. His private enterprise consulting work has ranged from the highly technical to strategic market positioning for clients that ranged from startups to large enterprises.
He has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from New York University and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School, where he was a member of the law review.
Harold lives with his wife, Phyllis Davis, who is also an author, and their three sons in the hills of Berkeley, California. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, gardening, and collecting antique machines, including typewriters and calculation devices. He maintains a Wi-Fi Access Point and a mixed wired and wireless network for the Davis menagerie of computers, running almost every imaginable operating system.