Alex Iliev is a Vice President in the Technology Division of Goldman Sachs. Since 2007 he has developed authorization systems, runtime platforms and most recently Web platforms. He has used and advocated for Eclipse Collections for most of that time. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, with a dissertation on applied security and privacy.
Miro is a software engineer and consultant at TypeFox and a committer for Xtext, ELK, and LSP4J. He started to get involved into open source development while researching graph layout algorithms and their application to graphical modeling at the University of Kiel. Miro's contributions to KIELER, an academic project on modeling pragmatics and semantics, have been the foundation of his doctoral thesis and are now part of the ELK project.