Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. He recently wrote a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly. He has worked as a developer in many areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Networking. He is a leader in the London Java Community and runs OpenJDK Hackdays. Richard is also a well-known conference speaker, having talked at JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus, DevoxxUK, Geecon, JAX London and Codemotion. He has obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.