Angela Caicedo is a Technology Evangelist at Oracle. Angela's expertise includes: Java ME, Java SE and Java EE. She loves spending time in new and cool technologies like: Game developments, 3D, bluetooth, embedded technologies, JavaFX, and others. She has also presented these topics at developer conferences around the world. Angela graduated from the University EAFIT of Medellin Colombia in 1998 with a B.S. in Computer Science. During 1996-1997 Angela was a visitor student at Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at MIT. Prior to joining Sun, Angela worked for three years as a software developer and researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne Switzerland, and participated in several European Projects. Angela has also done research on Intelligent Agents which is one of her specialties.
Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in embedded and UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the JavaOne Content Chair. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, JFokus, OSCON, JFall, GeeCON, JustJava, and JavaOne, where he thrice received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/, and his hacking adventures can be seen on: http://nighthacking.com/
Thomas Eichstädt-Engelen, Senior Consultant at innoQ Deutschland, has a strong focus on developing individual custom software with Eclipse Technologies (Java, RCP, OSGi) primarily in the Smart Home sector. In his spare time he is passionately enhancing the home automation integration platform "openHAB" where he is committer and project owner since 2010. Furthermore he is Co-Project-Lead of the Eclipse SmartHome project.
Mark Heckler is a Java Software Architect/Engineer with development experience in numerous environments. He has worked for and with key players in the manufacturing, emerging markets, retail, medical, telecom, and financial industries to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Currently, he works primarily with large government and commercial customers using Java throughout the stack and across the enterprise. He also participates in open-source development at every opportunity, being a JFXtras project committer and developer of DialogFX, MonologFX, and various other projects. When Mark isn't working with Java, he enjoys writing about his experiences at the Java Jungle website (https://blogs.oracle.com/javajungle), his personal website (http://www.thehecklers.org) and on Twitter (@MkHeck).
Mark lives with his very understanding wife, three kids, and dog in St. Louis, MO USA.
Dr. Industrial Engineer in structures, working in the School of Engineers in the University of Valladolid in Spain for more than 16 years. His passion is related to applying programming to solve real problems. Being on Java since 1999, now spares his time between JavaFX and the Embedded world, developing commercial applications and open source projects (JFXtras, https://github.com/jperedadnr), blogging (http://jperedadnr.blogspot.com.es/), tweeting (@JPeredaDnr) or speaking at conferences (JavaOne, W-JAX). José lives with his wife and kids in Valladolid, Spain.
Andy Piper is part of the Pivotal Developer Relations team, and works as Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service. He is also an Eclipse Committer and project lead of the Paho project. He is probably best known online as a social bridgebuilder spanning a number of areas of technology and interest. He was previously with IBM Software Group for more than 10 years, as a consultant, strategist, and WebSphere Messaging Community Lead.
Simon Ritter is the head of Java Technology Evangelism at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java technology development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now focuses on the core Java platform and Java for client applications. He also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces.
Follow him on Twitter, @speakjava and on his blog at blogs.oracle.com/speakjava.