Manoel Lemos is the R&D and Technology Manager for Hypercom Latin America which uses Java as a fundamental tool in several projects, particularly in the National Health Card Project and Transactional Platforms. He has a special interest in distributed systems, P2P and mobile computing. He began playing with computers at age of eight and followed this passion for computers and technology through his graduation and post graduation in computer engineering. Today he works at Hypercom with transactional platforms and embedded applications for the transactional industry (credit and debit cards, benefits and loyalty applications, smart and contactless cards). As a hobby he used to dive with sharks and take underwater pictures (this is where the nickname SharkBoy came from).