Meet the Editors

SearchSoftwareQuality.com has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best software quality information from around the web. Our staff searches the web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Valerie Silverthorne

Valerie Silverthorne Senior Technology Editor vsilverthorne@techtarget.com

Valerie Rice Silverthorne is the senior technology editor for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group as well as the site editor for SearchSoftwareQuality. She was an award-winning business writer for The San Jose Mercury News and was a Forbes Magazine top "30 under 30" journalist. She was the editor of ZDNet.com and PC Week/Inside, and a senior executive editor of PC Week and Electronic Business. Find her on Twitter at @valsilverthorne.

Dave Bernard

Dave Bernard News Director dbernard@techtarget.com

Dave Bernard is News Director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group. He has more than 30 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in newspapers. The bulk of his experience has been editing and managing technical content for IT publications and events, working with authors, speakers and vendors, and developing print and online products. He previously worked for Penton Media as editorial director, custom media.

Darryl K. Taft

Darryl K. Taft News Writer dtaft@techtarget.com

Darryl K. Taft covers DevOps, software development tools and developer-related issues from his office in the Baltimore area. He has more than 25 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. He has worked at various technology publications including Government Computer News, Computer Systems News (CSN), CRN and eWEEK. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named "one of the most active middleware reporters in the world." He also has his own card in the "Who's Who in Enterprise Java" deck.

Scott Wallask, Editorial Director

Scott Wallask Editorial Director swallask@techtarget.com

Scott Wallask is the editorial director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group, for which he oversees content strategy and operations for eight websites. He is an award-winning content leader with more than 20 years of professional journalism and conference planning experience covering the healthcare, high-tech and life science industries. A former newspaper reporter, he graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism.

Jan Stafford

Jan Stafford Executive Editor jstafford@techtarget.com

As executive editor, Jan Stafford plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's application development editorial team. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the group's sites focused on the information needs of software developers, testers, project and QA managers and others in the software development community. Jan has covered the computer industry for more than 20 years, writing about everything from personal computers to operating systems to server virtualization to application development. She has served in top editorial positions with several national trade publications, as a contributor to such publications as PC Week Inside and Investor's Business Daily, and as a speaker at industry conferences.

Brein N. Matturro

Brein N. Matturro Managing Editor bnally@techtarget.com

As group managing editor, Bree works with the application development editorial team to make sure the sites are up to date with news, tips and expert advice while maintaining a high editorial standard. She also assembles all of the site e-newsletters. Before starting at TechTarget in October 2005, Bree worked at MIT. She graduated with a BA in English from the University of Maine, Orono in 2001. Email Bree with any comments or suggestions for the sites.

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