Featured Speakers

Featured Speakers

Our world-class speakers are ready to meet you! Optimize your Oracle Code One experience and hear from experts in the industry. Check out some of our featured speakers talking about some of the newest technologies from Core Java Platform to Containers and Microservices.

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Jeanne Boyarsky

Developer, CodeRanch

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote Sybex’s hugely popular Java 8 OCA and OCP certification books. She is a Java developer with 15 years’ experience and volunteers with a FIRST robotics team. In 2017, she spoke at JavaOne. Boyarsky is a distinguished toastmaster, which involves giving more than 50 public speeches. For more on Jeanne’s professional experience see http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/BioJeanneBoyarsky.

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Sebastian Daschner

Developer, IT-Beratung

Sebastian Daschner is a self-employed Java consultant, author and trainer and is enthusiastic about programming and Java (EE). He is the author of the book ’Architecting Modern Java EE Applications’. Sebastian is participating in the JCP, helping forming the future standards of Java EE, serving in the JAX-RS, JSON-P and Config Expert Groups and collaborating on various open source projects. For his contributions in the Java community and ecosystem he was recognized as a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion and double 2016 JavaOne Rockstar. Besides Java, Sebastian is also a heavy user of Linux and container technologies like Docker. He evangelizes computer science practices on https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com, his newsletter, and on Twitter via @DaschnerS. When not working with Java, he also loves to travel the world—either by plane or motorbike.

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Trisha Gee

Developer Advocate, JetBrains

Trisha Gee has developed Java applications for a range of industries including finance, manufacturing, software, and nonprofit, for companies of all sizes. She has expertise in Java high-performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and dabbles with open source development. Gee is a leader of the Sevilla Java user group and a Java Champion; she believes healthy communities and sharing ideas help us to learn from mistakes and build on successes. As a developer advocate for JetBrains, she gets to share all the interesting things she’s constantly discovering.

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Marcus Hirt

Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Marcus Hirt is one of the founders of Appeal Virtual Machines, the company that created the JRockit JVM. He is currently working in the Java product group at Oracle. He used to enjoy coding on his many pet projects, composing music, and scuba diving in his spare time; now he has toddler twins. Hirt has contributed articles, white papers, tutorials, and webinars to the Java community, and has been an appreciated speaker at various conferences. He also coauthored a book about JVM technology. He holds an MSc in computer science and engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Stuart Marks

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle

Stuart Marks is a principal member of the technical staff in the Java Platform group at Oracle. He is currently working on a variety of JDK core libraries projects, including Collections, Lambda, and Streams, as well as improving test quality and performance. As his alter ego “Dr. Deprecator,” he works on the Java SE deprecation mechanism. He has previously worked on JavaFX and Java ME at Sun Microsystems. He has more than 20 years of software platform product development experience in the areas of window systems, interactive graphics, and mobile and embedded systems. Marks holds a master’s degree in computer science and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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Pratik Patel

CTO, TripLingo

Pratik Patel is a Java Champion and a director of the Atlanta JUG. He is the author of Java Database Programming with JDBC, published in 1996 for Enterprise Java. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and has participated in various local technology groups and start-up organizations. He is currently CTO of TripLingo in Atlanta.

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Georges Saab

Vice President of Development, Oracle

Georges Saab is the vice president of development for the Java Platform Group at Oracle. His group is responsible for Java Standard Edition including the Java language, core libraries, and the Java Virtual Machine. Georges is a veteran of programming language and platform development, with more than 25 years in this field. His work with the Java platform began as a developer of Java Standard Edition at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he was a founder of the Swing group and Java Webstart, and continued as he ran development of the JRockit JVM for many years at BEA Systems. Georges is the Chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board.

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Paul Sandoz

Consulting Member of Technical Staff

Paul Sandoz is a reformed RESTerfarian who previously co-led JAX-RS and led the implementation of Jersey. He moved up into the clouds with the industrious bees of CloudBees, and then boomeranged back to Oracle to work on Java.

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Bert Jan Shrijver

Software craftsman at JPoint, CTO at OpenValue

Bert Jan Schrijver is a software craftsman at JPoint in the Netherlands and CTO at OpenValue. He focuses on Java, continuous delivery, and DevOps. He is also a Java Champion, Developer Champion, JavaOne Rockstar speaker, and the leader of NLJUG, the Dutch Java user group. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine, and helping Devoxx4Kids by teaching kids how to code. He is easily reachable on Twitter at @bjschrijver.

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Venkat Subramaniam

CEO, Agile Developer

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a coauthor of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach Venkat by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on Twitter at @venkat_s.

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