Bill Shannon is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he is one of the architects of the J2EE. He previously worked on the JavaMail API, the HotJava Views product, the Common Desktop Environment, the Solaris operating system, and all versions of SunOS.
Mark Hapner is Lead Architect for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. He participated in the development of the JDBC API, wrote the Java Message Service specification, and co-authored the Enterprise JavaBeans specification.
Vlada Matena is a co-founder of Lammina Systems Corporation where he designs a scalable Java platform for modular Linux servers. He was the originator and chief architect of Enterprise Java Beans and a founding member of the J2EE architecture team at Sun Microsystems, Inc.
James Davidson is a Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, working on web server-related technologies. Before joining Sun, James was involved in building some of the very first e-commerce sites on the World Wide Web.
Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart is the Web Layer Architect for the Java platform, coordinating technical efforts on the Servlet, JSP, and XML layers. He is also the co-spec lead for the JSP 1.0 and JSP 1.1.
Larry Cable is a Senior Staff Engineer with Sun Microsystems where he is the lead architect for the iPlanet Application Server developed jointly by Sun and Netscape.