Derek C. Schuurman (Ph.D., McMaster University) is associate professor of computer science and chair of the computer science department at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario. Schuurman is a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario, holding memberships with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences (ACMS) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE). Coauthor of PSpice Simulation of Power Electronics Circuits (with R.S. Ramshaw, 1997), Schuurman is also an active researcher and speaker in the areas of robotics and computer vision as well as faith and technology issues.
Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.