Alex Miller is a Senior Engineer with Revelytix, building federated semantic web query technology with Clojure.
Prior to Revelytix, Alex was technical lead at Terracotta, an engineer at BEA Systems, and Chief Architect at MetaMatrix. His interests include Java, concurrency, distributed systems, languages, and software design.
Alex enjoys tweeting as @puredanger and blogging at http://tech.puredanger.com.
In St. Louis, Alex is the founder of the Lambda Lounge group for the study of functional and dynamic languages and the Strange Loop developer conference.
Ken Sipe is the CTO of Gradleware, Inc. (gradleware.com). With the co-founders Hans Dockter and Adam Murdoch, Ken helps companies of all sizes adopt agile practices and automate their enterprise systems enabling faster time to market and higher quality.
Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken’s current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.
Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.
John Woodward is a Principal Consultant for Improving Enterprises, based out of Dallas, Texas. He has been with Improving Enterprises for 4 years, and has been a professional software developer for the last 15 years (not counting 5 years of writing fluid dynamics software while pursuing his PhD in Astrophysics).
Kenyatta is a mild mannered fellow with a love for technology. Kenyatta has 11 years of relevant real world experience. He works for MBO Partners in Edmond, OK. He lives in Oklahoma City with his lovely wife and three children.
Adam Farlee is a Sr. Software Engineer/Architect working for Objectstream, Inc. on internal applications development. He has 25 years of experience in Software Development and is currently working on web development under the Rational Unified Process and Agile methodologies. He has spent his career acting as a proponent for new technologies as they became available, starting with RPG II and working all the way through Java.