John Cunningham leads Band XI International, a small software and services company started in 2005 that builds everything using Eclipse tooling and OSGi service-oriented bundle architectures. Although most of his work today is done in Java (and some Ruby), he really learned the most while working in LISP and Smalltalk. Mr. Cunningham has been building and managing software for 20 years in a wide variety of domains as a consultant and line manager. He has worked for Andersen Consulting (Accenture), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Travelers Insurance (Citigroup), Object Technology International (OTI), and IBM. Mr. Cunningham holds the following degrees: BS in Mechanical Engineering (Columbia University), MS in Mechanical Engineering (University of Massachusetts/Amherst) and an MBA in Finance (University of Connecticut).
Brett Hackleman is an agile/XP software developer with Band XI International. In his past life he was a member of the Embedded Java Enablement Team (eJET) in IBMs Pervasive Computing Group, where he worked for 6 years in the Telematics and RFID domains. Before that, Brett was happily employed by Object Technology International, Inc. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering (NC State University) and works to support his flying and snowboarding addictions.
Once upon a time Patrick Dempsey was a member of the Embedded Java Enablement Team (eJET) in IBMs Pervasive Computing Group. That time, all five years of it, has come and gone leaving only memories of RFID and Telematics and a much better understanding of OSGi, JAVA, embedded C and all manners of hardware devices. In ages past, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. The present finds Mr. Dempsey the latest addition to Band XI International where he continues to develop OSGi device applications and the Eclipse tooling to further that work.