Carl and Richard participated in a panel discussion at Codemash 2011 on January 12, 2011 alongside the hosts of the popular Java Posse podcast. The discussion was moderated by Barry Hawkins. They talked about the differences and similarities between the Java and .NET ecosystems, the origins of their podcast (and ours), and more. Even if you're not a Java developer this is great stuff.
Dick Wall is a software engineer and has been a Java developer for over 15 years, more recently gaining an interest in the Scala language and now working primarily in Scala as well as teaching it as a part of his enterprise with Bill Venners:
In addition Dick works for Locus Development, a company doing genetic risk research, and finds time to co-host the
Java Posse podcast and run the local Scala developer's group BASE (the Bay Area Scala Enthusiasts).
Dick also enjoys road and mountain biking, riding his motorcycle, hiking, and lots, and lots, of music.
Joe Nuxoll is best known in the software technology world as a co-host of the popular podcast "The Java Posse". By day, Joe is a software architect, user experience designer, race driving instructor, and avid photographer. He previously held significant positions at several top-tier Silicon Valley technology companies including Apple, Sun, Navigenics, Borland, and more than his fair share of startups. Currently Joe is enjoying life as an independent user experience consultant.
Carl Quinn is a Programmer Guy and Java Posse member. Hey Carl, how bout sending us a proper bio?
Barry Hawkins has played various roles in his 13 years in the software industry, from lone developer to team lead to Agile coach and mentor. Barry is one of the few native Atlantans, currently specializing in coaching and mentoring for Agile software development and Domain-Driven Design. Over the years, he has developed on several platforms, including Microsoft and Java as well as several other less-annoying technologies. Barry has also participated as a package maintainer for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. When not working or doing things with his family, he can usually be found playing World of Warcraft. He also sporadically blogs at
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