Jumpstarting books provide an avenue for makers to quickly master topical knowledge
Each book starts with instructions on how to install or initialize the hardware or software needed to reach the "Hello, World" stage of getting started
The second project in the book builds on the first to use more of the hardware or software's capabilities. Later projects expand the user's knowledge into lesser-known aspects of the topic.
All Jumpstarting projects are for Makers -- they provide hands-on, real-world experience in making the hardware or software do what you want it to do
Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it.After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash, and wrote her first bestseller.A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing.Her Head First-style thesis was delivered to a packed room of professors and fellow students. It was extremely well received, and she finished her degree, finished Head First SQL, and can't wait to begin her next book.Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.