In the JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge announcement, I stated that the graphic design judge would be chosen and disclosed soon. I am pleased to say that there will actually be two very high-caliber graphic design judges for this contest: Jasper Potts and Romain Guy. As if these guys needed an introduction:
Jasper Potts is a developer on the JavaFX & Swing teams at Sun Microsystems, and lives in Bath, UK. He is currently working on the new JavaFX UI controls and graphics frameworks, and was the bloke that created the JavaFX Charts API. Jasper, and Richard Bair, have an excellent JavaFX blog at fxexperience.com, where Jasper has already begun providing tips for the RIA Exemplar Challenge participants.
Romain Guy is the co-author of the ground-breaking Filthy Rich Clients book, and is a user interface toolkit engineer at Google on the Android project. Romain lives in San Francisco, California, and has a blog named Curious Creature that contains some stunning photographs, very recently of the Colorado River at sunset. He also has a "French, goofier version of Curious Creature" named #ProgX.
Stephen Chin, a Pro JavaFX book co-author, is going to help me judge the RIA Exemplar Challenge entries from a developer perspective. Stephen is the leader (with Keith Combs), of the WidgetFX and JFXtras projects. Stephen is very active in the leadership of the JavaFX community, having recently founded the Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group, and has a JavaFX/Java blog at steveonjava.com.
All three are internationally recognized experts and speakers, and I am very pleased to have them help me judge the RIA Exemplar Challenge. Please be sure and enter the challenge!