Jason Gilmore is a Columbus, Ohio-based consultant, writer and trainer. He is author of several popular books, including the bestselling "Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition", and "Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework". Jason has contributed more than 200 articles on open source web development to a wide variety of publications, and is currently a contributing editor to Developer.com and PHPBuilder.com, a regular contributor to SearchEnterpriseLinux, and a freelance project editor for Wrox/Wiley Publishing. He's cofounder of the popular CodeMash conference, and is a judge in the upcoming 2011 Node Knockout. Jason regularly consults for a wide variety of clientele across the United States.