In addition to being an active member of the Maven development team, Vincent Massol is the creator of the Jakarta Cactus framework. After having spent four years as a technical architect on several major projects (mostly J2EE), Vincent is now the co-founder and CTO of Pivolis, a company specializing in applying agile methodologies to offshore software development. He lives in the City of Light, Paris, France.
Tim M O'Brien is a professional singer and programmer living and working in the Chicago area. He prefers Emacs to vi. Tim discovered programming on a TRS-80, and went on to study (and subsequently forget) Electrical Engineering at UVA. In his free time, Tim likes to sleep, study music, build toys with microcontrollers, and participate in open source projects. Tim is active in the Jakarta Commons project.