Shannon Whitley began his technical career in the mid-eighties, harnessing the power of the Commodore 64 from his family’s home in rural North Bend, Oregon. He later moved to Southern California where he studied to become an urban planner at the University of California, Irvine. Upon graduation, Shannon worked for several years as a technical writer before returning to school to become a computer programmer.
Working for organizations like Broadway Stores, AT&T Wireless, and Siebel Systems, Shannon specialized in HR Systems and the PeopleSoft ERP software. Shannon has written professionally in the PeopleSoft technical journal, VP1.
Shannon has spent his entire career building interfaces and integrating systems. This led to an eventual trademark as The API Guy™.
Shannon is married with two children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys hiking, reading, and writing about himself in the third person.
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