Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language and a well-known researcher in the area of object-oriented programming languages. He is currently a technical fellow at F5, and has held positions at Google, SAP Labs, Cadence, and Sun. He was awarded the senior Dahl-Nygaard prize in 2017. He has authored or coauthored several books including the Java language and virtual machine specifications, and The Dart Programming Language. Prior to joining Sun, he worked on Strongtalk, the Animorphic Smalltalk System. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah.