Discover how the industry's best minds use the latest technologies to build solutions.

Charlie Collins

Charlie Collins is the Director of Technology at MOVL; an experienced java, mobile, and web developer; a contributor to several open source projects; and coauthor of Android in Practice, Unlocking Android, and GWT in Practice.

Neal Ford

Neal Ford is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, magazine articles, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of eight books spanning a variety of subjects and technologies, including the most recent Presentation Patterns and Functional Thinking. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 300 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 2000 presentations. Check out his web site at nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Andy Hunt

An internationally recognized expert in the field software development methodologies and best practices, Hunt is the author of The Pragmatic Programmer, Programming Ruby, and The Agile Manifesto. Hunt is also a JOLT Productivity Award Winner for both Pragmatic Version Control and Pragmatic Unit Testing. Amongst his many honors, he is a columnist for IEEE Software Magazine and is Board of Directors for Agile Alliance.

Rob Kischuk

Rob is a Lead J2EE Developer for S.P. Richards, designing and developing their modernized merchandising and order management systems which handle over $1.5 billion in annual sales. During his 7 years of Java experience, he has developed in-depth knowledge of wireless applications, business process management, logistics systems, and web applications. Currently, his main areas of focus are Java persistence approaches and simplifying development of robust web applications. A graduate of Georgia Tech, he currently lives on the west side of Atlanta with his wife Cheryl.

Richard Manning

Richard is a Senior Software Architect and Lead Architect for Collaborative Systems in Sun Microsystems’ Advanced Technology & Edge Computing Group (ATEC) where he specializes in service-oriented, peer-to-peer(p2p), dynamic/autonomic and wireless/mobility systems specification, architecture, design and development. With over six years at Sun Microsystems, nineteen years in the software industry and over fourteen years developing object-oriented systems, Richard has extensive experience designing and building systems in many domains including wireless/telecommunications, military, automotive, insurance, financial, entertainment, legal and retail industries. At present, his main focus area is autonomic computing using Java technology and N1. Key Java technology focus areas include JXTA, JMX, Java Web Services and Groovy.


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