Eva Andreasson has been involved with Java virtual machine technologies, SOA, Cloud, and other enterprise middleware solutions for the past 10 years. She began her career at Appeal Virtual Solutions (developer of the JRockit JVM) later acquired by BEA Systems. Eva holds two patents on Garbage Collection heuristics and algorithms, and pioneered Deterministic Garbage Collection which later became productized through JRockit Real Time.
Eva has worked closely with Sun and Intel on many technical partnerships, as well as various integration projects with the JRockit Product Group and Weblogic and later also Coherence post acquisition of BEA Systems by Oracle in 2008. Eva has been with Azul Systems since 2009, as Product Manager for the Zing Java Platform.
Eva holds a Master of Science from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and a Minor Degree in Economics from the University of Stockholm.
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/
Markus Eisele is a principle technology consultant working for MSG Systems AG in Germany. Markus is a software architect, developer and consultant. He also writes for several IT magazines. Markus joined MSG in 2002 and has been a member of the Center of Competence IT-Architecture for nine years. After that, he moved on to the IT-Strategy and Architecture group. Markus works daily with customers on projects dealing with Enterprise level Java and infrastructures. This includes the Java platform and several Web-related technologies on a variety of platforms using products from different vendors. His main area of expertise is Java EE Servers. Markus speaks often internationally at different conferences about his favorite topics. Stay up to date with his activities by visiting his blog: http://blog.eisele.net.
Thomas Enebo is the co-lead of the JRuby project and an employee of Engine Yard. He has been a practitioner of Java since the heady days of the HotJava browser, and he has been happily using Ruby since 2001. Thomas has spoken at numerous Java and Ruby conferences, co-authored "Using JRuby", and was awarded the "Rock Star" award at JavaOne. When Thomas is not working he enjoys biking, anime, and drinking a decent IPA.
Bert Ertman (twitter: @BertErtman) is a passionate Java evangelist ever since he first ran into a Java development project while doing his internship in 1995 at the renowned Freudenthal Institute - a department of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He started using the very first publicly available JDK to create interactive applications for use in classrooms. Bert is well-known within the Dutch Java community, not only for his role as a lead of NLJUG, the Netherlands Java User Group (3500+ members), but also because he is still doing lots of talks and workshops advocating new technologies.
Currently Bert is Technology Manager for Java at a Dutch consulting company. He is responsible for stimulating innovation, knowledge sharing, coaching, technology choices and pre-sales activities. He has authored dozens of articles on Java technology and joined the editorial board of the magazine as well. As JUG leader, Bert helped the NLJUG in scaling-up their events (J-Spring / J-Fall) from 150 attendees up to over 1,200 attendees at the most recent events.
In 2008, Bert was honored by being awarded the coveted title of Java Champion by an international panel of Java leaders and luminaries.
Frank D. Greco is the Director of Technology, Americas, for Kaazing. He is responsible for helping customers understand the value of reactivating TCP protocols over the web and how WebSocket is a key component of a cloud and mobile infrastructure. Frank has deep experience in capital markets IT projects for over 20 years and has worked on global architecture, grid/cloud computing, innovative user interfaces, mobile computing and collaborative financial systems.
He is also the founder of the very opinionated New York Java Special Interest Group (NYJavaSIG), the largest Java Users Group in North America with well over 7,500 active members and is well-known in the international technology community. Frank has a long history as a "Champion" of the Java Platform; he taught a developer track session at the very first Java Day back in September 1995 in New York and started the NYJavaSIG that afternoon.
Frank also plays guitar and performed his original song "Java Jam" in New York at The Bitter End back in 1997.
Cay teaches computer science at San Jose State University, but from time to time works in startup companies. Cay has written many books on C++, Java, and object-oriented design, including the classic Core Java and Core JavaServer Faces. Cay is currently working on a new book "Scala for the Impatient" that brings Java programmers up to speed with Scala.
Michael Hüttermann (Java Champion, SCJA, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD) is freelance developer, architect, coach, author and tutor for Java/JEE, ALM/SCM and agile software development. You can keep in touch with Michael at: http://huettermann.net
Stephan Janssen is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several successful organizations such as the Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) in 1996, JCS Int. in 1998, JavaPolis/Devoxx in 2001 and recently Parleys.com in 2006.
He has been using Java since its early releases in 1995 with experience of developing and implementing real world Java solutions in the finance and manufacturing industries.
He was selected by BEA Systems as the first European (independent) BEA Technical Director.
He has also been recognized by the Server Side as one of the 54 Who is Who in Enterprise Java 2004, spoken at numerous Java and JUG conferences around the world, and recognized by Sun Microsystems in 2005 his efforts for the Java Community and has engaged him in the Java Champion project.
Mauricio "Maltron" Leal works as Systems Architect for RBS Media Group (the largest media group in Southern Brazil) and is best known for his talks about mobile technologies specific to Java ME in Latin America. Over the course of his career, he acted as Developer Relations Manager for Sun Microsystems, and for Telefonica where he designed a common architecture for all carriers in Latin America. As a member of SouJava (one of the world's largest Java User Groups), he is always looking ways to growth the community around Java technologies.
Kirk has been working in high performance and distributed computing for nearly 20 years. His focus has primarily been on performance, working on architecting, developing, and tuning applications running on Cray and other high performance computing platforms.
Kirk now specializes in Java™, where he works in all aspects of performance and tuning in each phase of a project life cycle. Author, speaker, consultant, Kirk was recognized as a 2006 Java Champion recipient for his contributions to the Java community.
Carl Quinn has been developing software professionally for 30 years, starting with BASIC on an Apple II, slogging through C/C++ on DOS, Windows and embedded, and finally landing in the Java on Linux world. The one thread through his career has been an inexplicable attraction to developer tools, spending time building them at Borland (C++ & Java IDEs), Sun (Java RAD), Google (Java & C++ build system) and most recently at Netflix (Java build and deployment automation). Carl also co-hosts the Java Posse podcast, one of the most highly ranked Java technology podcasts in the world.
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.
Paul Sandoz had a 13 year career at Sun Microsystems and Oracle where he was a member of the GlassFish organization, the co-spec lead of JAX-RS, the Java API for RESTful Web services, implementation lead for Jersey, the JAX-RS reference implementation, adviser on all that is RESTful, and speaker at various conferences, such as JavaOne where he is a three time receiver of the JavaOne Rock Star award. Before that he was involved in Web services, XML and performance related technologies, such as being responsible for standardization and implementation of Fast Infoset. Paul lives in Grenoble, France, with his wife and two children. When not staring at a computer screen he likes cycling up mountains and skiing down them.
You can follow Paul on twitter as @PaulSandoz and on his blog: http://earthly-powers.blogspot.com
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas is a Architect and Evangelist getting his hands dirty with emerging technology directions and trends. His general focus area is in distributed systems, with a specialization in cloud computing, mobility including Location-based Services and security. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world and taught graduate classes in the evening. He also served in the organizing committee for several industry-wide technical conferences.
Rags brings with him about 20 years of hands-on software development and about 10 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Intuit. He has worked on several technology areas, including internals of VMS, Unix and NT. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of technology areas including the early releases of JavaFX, Java, Java EE, Java and XML, Java ME, AJAX and Web 2.0, Java Security and so on.
Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Chat is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific). E-mail or call if you need assistance after these hours.
E-mail or call with questions anytime. You can also chat live Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Pacific).