Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems and works independently as a Software Engineer and Trainer. Recently he has written a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O'Reilly and teaching people via java8training.com and Pluralsight. He's worked as a developer in diverse areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers, and Network Protocols. He is a leader in the London Java Community and runs Java Hackdays. Richard is also a known conference speaker, having talked at Devoxx, JavaOne, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, Oredev, JAX London, and Codemotion. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.