As Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Dan serves as the JBoss Community liaison and is a member on the Seam, Weld and Arquillian projects. He's the author of Seam in Action (Manning), represented Red Hat on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), writes for IBM developerWorks and NFJS magazine and is an internationally recognized speaker, appearing at major industry conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, JAX and Jazoon. In 2009, he was added to the JavaOne Rock Star Hall of Fame for his talk "Conversations and pageflows on the JSF platform" and was named a JBossWorld Top Rated Presenter that same year. He earned another JavaOne Rock Star award in 2010 presenting alongside colleague Andrew Rubinger in the talk "Throwing Complexity over the Wall: Rapid Development for Enterprise Java". He's also recognized as a JAX Hall of Fame speaker.
To colleagues, Dan's known for his hard work and passion for Open Source technologies. He specializes in the Java EE platform (CDI, EJB, JPA), JBoss technologies (Seam, Hibernate), enterprise testing (Arquillian) and growing Open Source communities.
You can keep up with Dan's discoveries by reading his blogs at http://mojavelinux.com and http://community.jboss.org/people/dan.j.allen/blog or tracking what he's currently up to by following him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mojavelinux.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 11 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray.
Terrence Barr is a senior technologist for Mobile and Embedded Technologies in the Oracle Fusion Middleware group at Oracle. Over the last 15 years, Terrence has worked on various technical aspects of embedded systems and Java platforms, including industrial control systems, multiprocessor architectures, implementation and optimization of virtual machines, byte code hardware acceleration, advanced client-side and mobile applications, and scalable client/server architectures. He participates or has participated in industry organizations and standards bodies including Java Community Process (JCP), VITA, EEMBC, and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA); has authored or coauthored several U.S. and European patents; and speaks frequently at conferences around the world including JavaOne, Jazoon, Øredev, and OSiM. View his blog here.
Consultant and author Adam Bien is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6 / 7, EJB 3.X, JAX-RS and JPA 2.X JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and with Servlets/EJB 1.0 and is now an architect and developer for Java SE and Java EE projects. He has edited several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks. Adam is also a Java Champion and JavaOne 2009 Rock Star.
Dr. Greg Bollella, chief architect for embedded Java at Oracle (formerly a distinguished engineer at Sun), has been interested in algorithms and software architectures that support the deterministic execution of logic within general-purpose operating systems and virtual machines since 1992. While a senior architect at IBM, he was fundamental to the industry effort that led to the creation of the Java Community Process (JCP) and established JSR-01, the first activity under the JCP. Greg led the JSR-01 Expert Group, which defined the Real-Time Specification for Java. During his work on the Golden Gate project at Sun, he held a concurrent position as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Within the software organization at Oracle, Greg is responsible for the technical direction and content of Oracle's embedded Java products and the embedded Java strategy, and he works closely with customers on software architectures and systems design that use the features and capabilities of Java for embedded applications. Greg holds a PhD in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation research is in real-time scheduling theory and real-time systems implementation; it outlines an architecture and defines fundamental issues for supporting real-time applications within general-purpose operating systems and language runtimes.
Roger Brinkley is responsible for community development related to Java ME technologies. Currently a principal member of the Java Evangelism and Blueprints technical staff in Oracle's Java Platform group, Roger also served as a member of Sun's Open Source group and the Java.net management board. Roger is a track lead for the JavaOne Program Committee.
Regina is a senior Java developer for iProfs and a Java Champion, with 10 plus years of Java experience mainly on enterprise applications. Regina is the current president of JDuchess, and as such has the responsibility for the site and community. Duchess is a global organization for women in Java technology, currently with 350 members in over 50 countries.
Mr. Bruno has been involved in the architecture and development of highly distributed software systems, multi-tiered web software, real-time software, and transactional software, mainly in Java. Over the past two decades he's worked with companies as diverse as Reuters, Wolters Kluwer, Symbol, Nasdaq, NYSE, CBOE, Credit Suisse, Boeing, Terracotta, Perrone Robotics, and so on. He currently writes for Dr. Dobbs, including articles and blogs for their Java section, and has written books on Java as well. Book titles include: Java Messaging (Thomson), Real-Time Java Programming (Pearson), and JavaFX : Developing Rich Internet Applications (Pearson - The Java Series).
Sharat Chander is the JavaOne Program Committee Chairperson and directs the conference's content strategy and technical tracks, as well as oversees and manages the entire call for papers review and selection process. He is extremely active in the Java community, having participated in many global Java related events and activities. Sharat has over 16 years of industry experience in high-technology, working at firms such as Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and now Oracle. Sharat is passionate about and focused on developer growth efforts specific to community outreach and university relations. Follow Sharat on Twitter: @sharat_chander.
Stephen Chin is Chief Agile Methodologist at GXS and coauthor of the Apress Pro JavaFX Platform title, which is the current leading technical reference for JavaFX. In addition, Stephen runs the very successful Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group, which has hundreds of members and tens of thousands of online viewers. Finally, he is a Java Champion and an internationally recognized speaker featured at Devoxx, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/
Bert is a Fellow at Luminis in the Netherlands. Next to his customer assignments he is responsible for stimulating innovation, knowledge sharing, coaching, technology choices, and presales activities. Besides his day job he is a Java User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group (3500+ members). A frequent speaker on Java (SE/EE) and Software Architecture related topics as well as an author and member of the editorial advisory board for Dutch software development magazine: Java Magazine. In 2008, Bert was honored by being awarded the coveted title of Java Champion by an international panel of Java leaders and luminaries.
Anil Gaur is the vice president of Java EE and Oracle GlassFish Server in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Group at Oracle. He is responsible for the creation of Java EE specifications, reference implementation, and compatibility test suites and for leading the evolution of Java EE into cloud and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments through the Java EE 7 standard. Anil also managed the delivery of the Java EE 6 platform and SDK, which quickly gained momentum in enterprise application development and deployments. Under his leadership, GlassFish became the industry's most-used Java EE-compatible application server, with more than 10 million downloads annually.
Anil has more than 19 years of technical, entrepreneurial, and leadership experience in the industry. He led the global team that produced key middleware technologies at Sun, including J2EE/Java EE, GlassFish application server, and Java Message Queue, where he spearheaded open source efforts. He also played a critical role in transforming the application platform business at Sun into an open source business model and led the integration of MySQL with Sun's middleware product portfolio.
Ted Goddard is the Chief Software Architect at ICEsoft Technologies and is the technical lead for the JavaServer Faces Ajax framework, ICEfaces, and the Ajax Push framework, ICEpush. Following a PhD in Mathematics from Emory University that answered open problems in complexity theory and infinite colorings for ordered sets, he proceeded with post-doctoral research in component and web-based collaborative technologies. He has held positions at Sun Microsystems, AudeSi Technologies, and Wind River Systems, and currently particpates in the JavaServer Faces and Servlet expert groups.
Victor Grazi is Vice President of Application Development at Credit Suisse Client Technology Services. He has been delivering real-time valuation, reporting, and trading systems to major financial institutions for over 20 years.
Victor is a Java evangelist and has presented his pushing-the-envelope uses of Java technologies at JavaOne, Jazoon, and many other Java forums.
Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry working on the Java platform and several Web-related technologies. He has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all Java EE releases. In his current role at Oracle, Arun works to create and foster the community for Java EE and Oracle GlassFish Server.
Arun has extensive worldwide speaking experience on a myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and Java user groups everywhere to spread the goodness of Java. He is a prolific blogger (blogs.oracle.com/arungupta), with more than 1,200 blog entries, frequent visitors from around the world, and cumulative page visits exceeding 1.2 million. He is also a passionate runner. You can catch him at @arungupta.
BJ Hargrave is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM with over 20 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer. His focus is small computer operating systems (kernels, file systems, development tools, application binary interface specifications) and Java technology. He holds multiple patents related to Java and is the IBM expert and lead architect for OSGi technologies. BJ holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Miami. BJ has been a leader in the development of the OSGi technology since its inception and was named an OSGi Fellow in 2002 for his technical contributions and leadership in the OSGi Alliance. He is currently CTO of the OSGi Alliance and chair of the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group. BJ is also a committer on the Eclipse Equinox project.
Jevgeni Kabanov is the founder and CTO of ZeroTurnaround (www.zeroturnaround.com), a development tools company that focuses on productivity. He wrote the first version of the ZeroTurnaround flagship product, JRebel, a class-reloading JVM plugin.
Jevgeni has been speaking at international conferences for over 5 years, including JavaPolis/Devoxx, JavaZone, JAOO, QCon, TSSJS, JFokus and so on. He has an active research interest in programming languages, types and virtual machines, publishing several papers on topics ranging from category theoretical notions to typesafe Java DSLs.
Jevgeni is on the Expert Group for the JSR 342 (Java EE 7). He has started two open-source projects—Aranea and Squill. You can follow Jevgeni on Twitter as @ekabanov. See http://lanyrd.com/people/ekabanov/ for conference history and schedule.
Justin Kestelyn (@oracletechnet) is Senior Director, Developer Programs, and leads the Oracle Technology Network and Java.net teams—responsible for Website content, workshops, social media channels, and other Developer-focused interactions. He is also the host of TechCast Live and editor-in-chief of the brand-new Java Magazine.
A former technology journalist, in the past Justin has worked on or led the editorial staffs of Computer Language (before Java was a language), Software Development, AI Expert, Database Programming & Design, and Intelligent Enterprise magazines.
Guillaume Laforge is the Groovy Project Manager and Spec Lead of JSR-241, the Java Specification Request standardizing the Groovy dynamic language. He works for SpringSource, a division of VMware, where he develops the language.
You can meet Guillaume at conferences around the world where he evangelizes the Groovy dynamic language, Domain-Specific Languages in Groovy, the agile Grails web framework, and the Gaelyk lightweight toolkit for developing Groovy applications on Google App Engine.
Guillaume co-authored Manning's best-seller Groovy in Action along with Dierk König.
Adam Messinger is Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle. He is responsible for managing the Java SE and Java ME product lines as well as the Exalogic product line. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a venture capitalist at Smartforest Ventures and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Before that Adam was a co-founder at Gauntlet Systems and an early employee of both WebLogic and Organic. Adam is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow and of Willamette University where he was a G. Herbert Smith Scholar.
Renu Motwani is a member of the Java product management team at Oracle. In her current role, she is responsible for defining strategy and requirements for Oracle's Java ME products.
Renu has about 15 years of professional experience in the software industry. As an engineer turned into product strategist, she has launched multiple client end as well as server end products at companies such as Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation), IBM and Adobe Systems. Renu has led end to end product development in start-up environments as well. Renu is presently on a mission to modernize Oracle's Java ME runtime, as known as Oracle Java Wireless Client, to offer unique value to mobile application developers and device manufacturers.
Renu holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering, with a University Gold Medal from University of Indore, India. She also holds a master's degree in business administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Jeff Potts, Chief Community Officer, has been a recognized and award-winning leader in the Alfresco community for several years. He has over 18 years of content management and collaboration experience, most of that having come from senior leadership positions in consulting organizations.
Jeff has made many contributions to the Alfresco community since he started working with Alfresco in 2005. Examples range from code, to tutorials and informative blog posts, to code camps, meetups, and conference sessions. In 2008, Jeff wrote the Alfresco Developer Guide, the first developer-focused book on Alfresco. He has also been active in the Apache Chemistry project where he leads the development of cmislib, the Python API for CMIS.
Cameron Purdy is Vice President of Development at Oracle, responsible for the Java EE platform, Web server and application server products. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Purdy was the CEO of Tangosol, whose revolutionary Coherence Data Grid product provides reliable and scalable data management across the enterprise. Mr. Purdy has been working with Java and Java-related technology since 1996, regularly participates in industry standards development and is a specification lead for the Java Community Process. As a software visionary and industry leader, Mr. Purdy is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has received a number of awards in recognition of his contribution to the Java community, including three times being named as a JavaOne RockStar and being recognized in TheServerSide's "Who's Who in Enterprise Java".
Reza Rahman is a Senior Software Engineer/Community Outreach Advocate at Caucho Technology focused on Resin's EJB 3.1 Lite and CDI containers. Reza is the author of EJB 3 in Action from Manning Publishing. He is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences including TheServerSide and JavaOne. Reza was an independent member of the Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups. He is currently a member of the Java EE 7, EJB 3.2 and JMS 2 expert groups.
Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development and consulting. He has been working with Java EE since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for companies including Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Guardian Life, Prudential, Independence Blue Cross, Citigroup, Accenture, and GMAC using EJB 2, EJB 3, Spring and Seam.
Nandini Ramani is vice president of Java client development in the Oracle Fusion Middleware group at Oracle, responsible for the Java client platform.
Nandini has a long history of driving innovation. Prior to joining Oracle, she worked in Sun's Client Software group as well as in that company's Software CTO Office, driving the emerging technologies group for incubation projects. She launched the JavaFX platform and tools and had been actively involved in JavaFX since its inception in May 2007.
During her years at Sun, Nandini worked in the hardware architecture and simulation group as well as the software Java ME group, giving her a background in both hardware and software. She was also involved in the development of XML standards, as cochair of the W3C Scalable Vector Graphics working group and as a member of the W3C Compound Document Formats working group, and has served as a member of several graphics and UI-related expert groups in the Java Community Process (JCP).
Sven Reimers, based at the Lake Constance in southern Germany, is Senior System Engineer and Software Architect at ND SatCom Defence GmbH. He has 15 years experience building complex software systems, more than 12 in Java, going back to the early Java days. Sven is the winner of the Duke's Choice Award in the category Network Solutions with the ND SatCom Satellite Communication Management Software in 2009. Besides his day job his achievements for NetBeans got him elected NetBeans Dream Team member in 2008. Since 2009 he is also Community Leader for NetBeans at java.net and at present member of the NetBeans Governance Board.
Sven is frequent contributor to local and global Java events—speaking, taking part in panel discussions or Hands on Labs.
Mark Reinhold is chief architect of the Java Platform group at Oracle. His past contributions to the platform include character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, the NIO high-performance I/O APIs, library generification, and service loaders. Mark was the lead engineer for the 1.2 and 5.0 Java releases and the specification lead for Java SE 6. He is currently leading the Jigsaw and JDK 7 projects in the OpenJDK community. Mark holds a PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Simon Ritter is a Java evangelist and product manager in Oracle's Java Platform group. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Laboratories and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996, where he worked in Java technology development and consultancy. Simon joined Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition and currently specializes in emerging technologies including cloud computing, wireless sensor networks, and gestural interfaces.
Param Singh is the Senior Director for Java Product Management at Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for Java Client Runtime, Java ME, Java TV, Java Card and the Java Embedded businesses. He has been driving the product strategy to modernize the Java platform and deliver a modern Java runtime, rich client experience, new media and incorporating web technologies.
Mr. Singh has over twenty years of industry experience with deep domain expertise in mobile platforms, applications and content from his work at Macromedia, Omnisky and Java. He has held senior management positions at: Macromedia, NetObjects and Infoseek/Disney Internet Group—where he was the VP and GM of online commerce.
Mr. Singh also has considerable experience in a startup environment and was part of the senior management team at two startups that had successful IPOs (NetObjects and Infoseek). In addition to mobile and web related technologies, Mr. Singh brings a strong background in media technologies, having spent 8 years at Apple managing multimedia products.
Mr. Singh holds a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Delhi University in New Delhi, India.
Param can be contacted at email@example.com.
Donald Smith, MBA, MSc, is Director of Product Management for Oracle. He brings worldwide enterprise software experience, ranging from small "dot-com" through Fortune 500 companies. Donald speaks regularly about open source, community development, business models, business integration and software development politics at conferences and events worldwide including Java One, Oracle World, Sun Tech Days, Evans Developer Relations Conference, OOPSLA, JAOO, Server Side Symposium, Colorado Software Summit and others. Prior to returning to Oracle, Donald was Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community.
Bruce Snyder is a veteran of enterprise software development and a recognized leader in open source software. With well over a decade of experience, Bruce has worked with a wide range of technologies including Java EE, Enterprise Messaging and Service Oriented Integration. In addition to his role as a senior software engineer at SpringSource/VMware, Bruce is also an Apache Member, a co-founder of Apache Geronimo and a developer for Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel and Apache ServiceMix. He has co-authored books about ActiveMQ, Maven, Spring Framework 2 and Apache Geronimo. Bruce also serves as a member of various JCP expert groups and is a recognized international speaker at industry conferences.
Bruno Souza is a Java Developer and Open Source Evangelist. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (Sociedade de Usuários da Tecnologia Java; Java Technology Users Society) and leader of the Worldwide Java User Groups Community at Java.net, Bruno helped in the creation and organization of hundreds of JUGs worldwide.
A Java Developer since the earliest days of the technology, Bruno took part in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. Bruno is a Principal Consultant at Summa Technologies, and has extensive experience in large projects in the Government, finance and service industries. A Cloud Expert at ToolsCloud, he promotes and develops cloud-based systems using Java. Nurturing developer communities is a personal passion, and Bruno worked actively with Java open source communities and projects.
Martijn Verburg is a Java/JEE and open source consultant who is passionate about the creative power of technical communities.
He currently is the co-leader for the London JUG (aka the LJC), who were recently elected to the JCP EC. Martijn also runs two open source projects (PCGen and Ikasan EIP) and is a bartender at the Javaranch.
Most recently he's been speaking at conferences i.e. FOSDEM, DevNexus, TSSJS, Geecon etc, and co-writing (with Ben Evans) "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" by Manning publications, which covers Java 7 and polyglot programming on the JVM.
There are rumors that he might be the infamous Diabolical Developer, but one should never comment on rumors on the internet...
Jim Weaver is a Java/JavaFX developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping rich-client Java/JavaFX become a preferred technology for new application development.
Oleg is an Sr. Software Engineer with SpringSource/VMWare and has 14+ years of experience in software engineering across multiple disciplines including software architecture and design, consulting, business analysis and application development. He currently focuses on delivering simple but powerful Spring based solutions to the North American market.
After starting his career in the world of COBOL & CICS, Oleg has been focusing on professional Java and Java EE development since 1999. Since 2004 he has been heavily involved in using several open source technologies and platforms with Spring Framework at the forefront, while working on a number of projects around the world and spanning industries such as Telecommunication, Banking, Law Enforcement, US DOD and others.
Oleg's current passions include Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Messaging, Grid Computing, Test Driven development and Aspect Oriented Programming while his Spring passions are aligned with Spring Integration framework (http://www.springsource.org/spring-integration) where Oleg is a core developer/committer as well as Spring AMQP were Oleg is a committer as well.
You can regularly spot Oleg on the Spring Forums contributing to a number of topics.
A resident of the Philadelphia area, Oleg enjoys windsurfing, scuba diving, snowboarding, hockey and traveling when he can find some spare time.