James Williams is a developer based in Silicon Valley and frequent conference speaker, domestically and internationally. He was a successful participant in the 2007 Google Summer of Code working to bring easy access to SwingLabs UI components to Groovy. He is a co-creator of the Griffon project, a rich desktop framework for Java applications. He and his team WalkIN, created a product on a coach bus while riding to SXSW, and were crowned winners of StartupBus 2011. His first video game was "Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom" on the Coleco Adam, a beast of a machine with a blistering 3.58Mhz CPU, a high speed tape drive, and a propensity to erase floppy disks at bootup. He blogs at http://jameswilliams.be/blog and tweets as @ecspike.