My name is Dan Maharry and I am a writer in geek's clothing. In 1985, my dad bought our family an 8-bit Amstrad CPC. Although the games were fun, I spent more time writing games and applications in BASIC. My interest in programming has remained undiminished since then.
In 1998, I started ASPToday.com, a daily article site for ASP developers, establishing an audience of 10,000 readers before returning back to books as lead and commissioning editor for the Java and Linux teams.
In mid 2000, I was asked to co-found a new office for Wrox in Bangalore, India, and moved there for seven months as managing editor, hiring and training a team of editors, building a new book pipeline of PHP and Linux titles and organising the sessions for BangLinux 2001, a two-day sold out open source conference.
I had rewritten a few chapters for books in my capacity as editor but on my return from India, I was asked to start the Early Adopter series with James Hart, commissioning, learning and co-writing a short book on a new technology six times a year. I wrote three before the bursting of the dotcom bubble took its toll on Wrox and I took my chance to write, review and edit freelance for a variety of companies including Friends Of Ed, Glasshaus, Apress, Wiley, Microsoft Press, Sys-con, Addison Wesley, SAMS, and O’Reilly & Associates, Adaptive Strategy, Telerik, Content Master, Computer Bookshops, PAG, and Microsoft’s e-Learning wing as well as a spell as a web designer with 3Form Ltd.
In 2005, a new family required a regular income and I began as Technical Manager for Midcounties Co-operative Domains Ltd, the registry operator for the dotCoop sponsored top-level domain name on behalf of DCLLC and ICANN.
I was a senior developer for Co-operative Web, a software development workers’ co-operative based in Birmingham, UK until the end of 2010.
I am now a full time father to my daughter. I still write.
Books I’ve Worked On
A : As author
E : As editor
R : As reviewer