Jess Garms is the Eclipse development lead at BEA Systems. Prior to that, he worked on BEA's Java IDE, WebLogic Workshop. Additionally, he has worked extensively with cryptography, and co-authored "Professional Java Security", published by Wrox Press.
Walter Harley is a senior software engineer on the BEA Weblogic Workshop Compiler Team, and a committer on the Eclipse APT project. Prior to this, he worked on XML data integration, cryptography, and old-timey things like mainframe terminal emulation and macro assemblers.