Tom Marrs, a 20-year veteran in the software industry, is the Principal and Senior Software Architect at Vertical Slice, a consulting firm that designs and implements mission-critical business applications using the latest J2EE and open source technologies, along with providing architecture evaluation and developer training and mentoring services. Tom teaches Java/J2EE/JBoss training classes, speaks regularly at software conferences such as No Fluff Just Stuff (http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com), and is a blogger on java.net and ONJava. An active participant in the local technical community, Tom is the President of the Denver JBoss User Group and has served as President of the Denver Java Users Group (http://www.denverjug.org).
Scott Davis is a senior software engineer in the Colorado front range. He is passionate about open source solutions and agile development. He has worked on a variety of Java platforms, from J2EE to J2SE to J2ME (sometimes all on the same project).
Scott is a frequent presenter at national conferences and local user groups. He was the president of the Denver Java Users Group in 2003 when it was voted one of the Top 10 JUGs in North America. After a quick move north, he is currently active in the leadership of the Boulder Java Users Group. Keep up with him at http://www.davisworld.org.