John JB Brock is a Senior Manager of Product Management at Oracle with over 20 years’ experience working with web application development. He is the founding PM for Oracle JET (oraclejet.org).
Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for 20 years for firms including Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. His background and technical specialty is in Java development tools, graphics design, and product/community management. Chander has been actively involved in the Java community for 15 years, helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. As Oracle’s director of Java developer relations, Chander serves as the JavaOne conference content chairperson, driving the technical content strategy and Java community involvement in the conference. He is a frequent keynote speaker and participant in developer programs worldwide. Chander holds a BS in corporate finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in international business from Loyola College, Maryland. You can often find Chander at global developer events and Java community engagements. When not growing visibility for Java, he follows his passion for baseball, actively coaching his 10-year-old son’s Little League team and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles.
Stephen Chin is director of the Oracle Developer Community, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, co-author of Pro JavaFX Platform, and Oracle Code One content chair. He has given keynotes at numerous Java conferences around the world including JavaOne, where he is a seven-time Rockstar award recipient. Chin is an avid motorcyclist who has done several pan-European evangelism tours, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat and posting the videos on http://nighthacking.com/. When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to create embedded systems, and robot programming with his teenage daughter.
Frédéric Descamps has been consulting on open source and MySQL for more than 15 years. After graduating with a degree in management information technology, Descamps started his career as a developer focused on ERP in HP-UX. He then joined one of the first Belgian startups dedicated 100 percent to free projects around GNU/Linux. In 2011 he joined Percona, one of the leading MySQL-based specialists. He joined the MySQL community team in 2016 as a MySQL community manager for EMEA and APAC. Descamps is also a regular speaker of open source conferences and an active member of many MySQL-dedicated conference committees. His blog, mostly dedicated to MySQL, can be read at .
Jeff Dinkins has worked in the Java Platform group for 20 years, and is currently the manager of the Java Core Libraries team. Previously he worked as a developer on the Swing and AWT teams, as well as managing the Java Media, Java 2D, Java DB, and I18n projects. Dinkins has led the Core Java Platform track for the past several years.
Jonathan Giles is a principal software engineer and Java architect at Microsoft, where he is helping to build out the next generation of Azure client libraries. Before this, Giles was a Java cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, and a technical lead on the Java team at Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he developed Java APIs for releases Java 7 through 10. He is passionate about creating excellent developer experiences with API, documentation, testing, and tooling, and as a result of his efforts in these areas he is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, and a Duke’s Choice award-winner.
Willie Hardie is vice president of Oracle Database product management. He has been in IT for more than 30 years, specializing in relational database technologies for more than 25 years. Hardie has worked with Oracle Database since version 5, is a regular speaker at conferences, and currently serves on the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) board of directors.
Joe Huang is a seasoned professional and a leader in the enterprise mobility and chatbot space, and is currently responsible for outbound and GTM product management aspect of Oracle’s mobile and chatbot platform. Huang has more than 20 years of experiences in the high tech industry, with the last 12 years focusing on enterprise mobile applications and platform, as well as recently focusing on chatbot and conversational AI. He joined Oracle through the Siebel acquisition in 2006, where he was part of Siebel’s platform product management team. Prior to Siebel, he was with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), leading various development teams in creating innovative solutions. Huang received an MS and BS degree in industrial engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1990s and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Will Lyons is Senior Director of Application Development Product Management at Oracle Corporation. Will has extensive knowledge of Oracle's Application Development capabilities, including Oracle Cloud Service offerings, Microservices, Oracle WebLogic Server, Java EE and Jakarta EE and future directions. Will has over 20 years of experience working with customers using enterprise software and cloud computing technologies.
Yolande Poirier is a senior Java community and marketing manager for Oracle Technology Network, managing the developer experience across all Java channels including the technical website, the new community platform @Java, blogs.oracle.com/java, YouTube/Java, and the Java Developer newsletter. She collaborates with developers to create content about Java-related technologies and the Java community.
As Vice President of Developer Relations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Bob Quillin leads the Cloud Native Labs team responsible for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure cloud native developer relations, advocacy, engagement, solutions, and lighthouse adoption. Quillin joined Oracle as part of the StackEngine acquisition by Oracle in December 2015, where he was cofounder and CEO. Prior to StackEngine, Quillin was CEO of Austin-based CopperEgg, a cloud monitoring SaaS startup acquired by Idera in 2013. With previous executive and startup leadership roles at CopperEgg, nLayers, EMC, and VMware, Quillin has focused his career on applying automation to simplify complex cloud, IT, and developer challenges.
Mark Rakmilevich is a senior director of Blockchain product management, focusing on Oracle middleware and PaaS development. He works with Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, engineering to address the needs of enterprise customers and system integrator and independent software vendor partners. He helps guide customers and partners around the world apply Blockchain technology to a broad range of business challenges, supporting discovery and sharing best practices, deployment models, and integration architecture to facilitate rapid experimentation and production-ready results. Rakmilevich holds a master’s degree in computer science. He delivers customer workshops and seminars, writes articles, and frequently speaks at industry conferences on enterprise Blockchain.
Baruch Sadogursky is a developer advocate at JFrog. He writes code around the JFrog platform and its ecosystem, and speaks and blogs about it all. Sadogursky is @jbaruch on Twitter and his blogs can be read at jfrog.com/blog/ and blog.bintray.com. He is a professional conference speaker on DevOps, Java, and Groovy topics, and is a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events including JavaOne (where he was awarded a Rockstar award), Devnexus, DockerCon, Devoxx, DevOps Days, OSCON, Qcon, and many others.
Eric Sedlar is a Vice President and Technical Director Oracle Labs for Oracle. He sets the overall direction for research at Oracle Labs and transfers successful research projects into the product division.
Shay Shmeltzer is director of product management for Oracle’s cloud development tools. He is focused on helping developers leverage Oracle’s offering to simplify and streamline their development efforts. He is a frequent presenter at industry events, has published articles in various magazines, and frequently blogs at http://blogs.oracle.com/author/shay-shmeltzer.
Ian Swanson is Vice President of Product, AI and Machine Learning at Oracle. In this role, he oversees the product, marketing, and customer success strategy for Oracle’s Autonomous Data Science Cloud Service. The Oracle Autonomous Data Science Cloud Service empowers data scientists to deliver the business-changing insights executives expect in less time with self-service access to open source tools, data and computing resources, while also improving the ability of IT teams to support that work. Prior to Oracle, Swanson was CEO and Founder of DataScience.com which was acquired by Oracle May 2018. DataScience.com provided an industry leading enterprise data science platform that combined the tools, libraries, and languages data scientists loved with the infrastructure and workflows their organizations needed. Earlier in his career, Swanson was an executive at American Express, Sprint, and CEO of Sometrics. Sometrics launched the industry's first global virtual currency platform in 2008 and was acquired by American Express in 2011. That platform—for which he earned a patent—managed more than 3.3 trillion units of virtual currency and served an online audience of 250 million in more than 180 countries.
Emily Tanaka-Delgado is a director of developer relations engagement at Oracle, focused on cloud native technologies. She has a long tenure in the tech industry with a heavy concentration in cloud and open source. Before joining Oracle, Tanaka-Delgado ran marketing and developer relations at Joyent, with a special focus on the Node.js stewardship, from acquisition to foundation.
Gerald Venzl is a senior principal product manager for Oracle. During his career Venzl has worked as a developer, DBA, performance tuner, software architect, consultant, and enterprise architect prior to his current role. This allowed Venzl to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in these individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. In his current role Venzl is responsible for improving the developer experience of Oracle Database and Oracle Cloud. Venzl also focuses on how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the needs of the users.
Johan Vos started working with Java in 1995. He was part of the Blackdown team, porting Java to Linux. His main focus is on end-to-end Java, combining back-end systems and mobile/embedded devices. He received a Duke’s Choice award in 2014 for his work on JavaFX on mobile. In 2015, he cofounded Gluon, which allows enterprises to create mobile Java client applications leveraging their existing back-end infrastructure. Gluon received a Duke’s Choice award in 2015. Vos is a Java Champion, a member of the BeJUG steering group, the Devoxx steering group, and JCP. He is the lead author of Pro JavaFX 8, and he has been a speaker at numerous conferences on Java.