Carl P. Dea is an author and co-author of JavaFX 8 Introduction by Example and Java 7 Recipes. He currently works as a senior software engineer. He has been developing software for 20+ years with many clients, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. He has written software ranging from mission-critical applications to e-commerce applications. Carl has been using Java since the very beginning and is a JavaFX enthusiast dating back to when JavaFX used to be called F3.
Carl's passion for software development started when his middle school science teacher showed him the TRS-80 computer. His current software development interests are: graphics, UI, game programming, Data Visualization, IoT, smart phones, AI and robotics. Carl and his wife are proud parents of two grown daughters. Their oldest daughter is a high school English teacher and their youngest is a freshmen in college. Carl lives on the East Coast in Pasadena (aka "The Dena"), Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter @carldea, Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/carldea and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/carldea. Carl also blogs at carlfx.wordpress.com.
Mark Heckler is a Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate at Pivotal, a conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries, and with various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor, author/curator of a developer-focused blog (http://www.thehecklers.org), and posts to an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck). Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He has been involved in Java desktop application and controls development. His current interests include JavaFX, HTML5, and Swing, especially development of custom controls in these technologies. Grunwald is also interested in Java-driven embedded technologies like JavaSE embedded on Raspberry Pi, i.MX6, BeagleBoneBlack, CubieBoard2, etc. He is a true believer in open source software and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). Gerrit is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), he co-leads the JavaFX and IoT community at Oracle and is a JavaOne RockStar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally.
José Pereda, PhD in Structural Engineering, works as a software engineer at Gluon. Being on Java since 1999, he is a JavaFX advocate, developing JavaFX applications for mobile platforms and embedded platforms. He also works on open source projects (JFXtras, FXyz,https://github.com/jperedadnr), book writing, blogging (http://jperedadnr.blogspot.com.es/), tweeting (@JPeredaDnr), and speaking at conferences (JavaOne, JAX, Jfokus, JavaLand, CodingSerbia,...). José lives with his wife and four kids in Valladolid, Spain
Sean M Phillips is a Java Software Architect currently working on ground systems for Space Science missions at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has developed embedded systems, modeling and simulation and visualization software for projects from commercial & military RADAR, heavy manufacturing, Battlespace Awareness and Orbital Flight Dynamics. Sean is the lead developer of F(X)yz (http://birdasaur.github.io/FXyz/), a free third party library for JavaFX 3D components and data visualization tools. Sean enjoys sharing his experiments through blog entries on various sites including Java.net (https://weblogs.java.net/blogs/sean.mi.phillips), The NetBeans DZone (http://netbeans.dzone.com/users/seanmiphillips), and personal media (Twitter - @SeanMiPhillips).
Sean lives in Bowie, MD, USA with his very supportive wife Zulma and sons Sebastian and Sean Alexander.