Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a software
engineer at Google. Previously, he was a VP at SAP Labs, a Distinguished
Engineer at Cadence, and a Computational Theologist and Distinguished Engineer at Sun.
He is co-author of the Java Language Specification,
and a researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages.
Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System.
He received his B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion
University in Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.