Mike Hostetler is an inventor, entrepreneur, programmer and proud father. Having worked with web technologies since the mid 1990′s, Mike has had extensive experience developing web applications with PHP and JavaScript. Currently, Mike works as the Founder and CEO of appendTo, LLC, the company dedicated to jQuery, based in Chicago, Illinois. Heavily involved in Open Source, Mike is an alumni of the jQuery Core team, participates in the QCubed PHP5 Framework project, and participated in the Drupal project. When not in front of a computer, Mike enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, snowboarding and spending time with his family.