Bruce Eckel is the author of the multi-award-winning Thinking in Java and Thinking in C++, and a number of other books on computer programming including Atomic Scala. He's given hundreds of presentations throughout the world and puts on alternative conferences and events like the www.WinterTechForum.com and developer retreats. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado. Bruce has a BS in applied physics and an MS in computer engineering. His blog is at www.BruceEckel.com and his consulting, training and conference business is www.MindviewLLC.com.