Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 16 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy, Swing and JavaFX. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.
Ixchel has developed software application & tools since 2000. Her research interests include dynamic languages, testing and client-side technologies. Systems Administration (*nix on the top), Data Modeling and IA are among her career passions. She is a believer in open source and has participated in some projects (Json-lib and EZMorph), she is also a Groovy enthusiast, participating in several conferences and JUG meetings where the topic arises. She has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico.