Andrey Adamovich is a software craftsman with many years of experience in different lifecycle phases of software creation. He is passionate about defining good development practices, documenting and presenting architecture, reuse of code and design patterns, profiling and analysis of application performance as well as extreme automation of development and operations activities.
Andrey has Master Degree in Computer Science from Latvian State University. Andrey is one of the authors of Groovy 2 Cookbook.
Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development.Gojko's book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best online publication in 2010.
Anders works at Mercur Solutions AB, a Stockholm based company which offers solution for economic applications, such as reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting. In particular, he is chief architect of the non-relational database at the core of Mercur's product, and is also responsible for Mercur's own scripting language. He started studying programming languages and compilers in his mid teens, and has been programming in a large number of different languages for 30+ years, the last 10 mostly Java. He holds a Master's in computer science, as well as a PhD in mathematical logic. He is especially interested in structuring code and data to allow for efficient and clean solutions, but is not afraid to sacrifice "clean" for "fast" in the small fraction of code where that really matters.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 17 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, Swing and JavaFX. 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). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.
Johan Andrén is a senior developer and member of the Akka Team at Lightbend based out of Stockholm, Sweden. He has been working as a consultant and mentor around Scala, Akka and Play Framework the last 5 years and Java the last 10. In his spare time he co-organizes Scala Usergroup Stockholm and when not in front of a keyboard he enjoys mountainbiking and bouldering.
Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. Monica led Oracle's Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the 'Java Performance Companion' book.
Monica was recently considered one of the influential women in Java and Scala: http://blog.takipi.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between/
Stephen Chin is the Lead Java Community Manager at the Oracle Technology Network, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, co-author of Pro JavaFX Platform, and JavaOne Community Chair. He has keynoted numerous Java conferences around the world including JavaOne, where he is a 5-time Rock Star Award recipient. Stephen 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 do embedded and robot programming together with his 13 year old daughter.
Stephen Colebourne has coded Java since JDK 1.0 and been an open source advocate since 2000. His day job with OpenGamma allows him to build open source market risk software for the finance industry (Strata). He is best known for his work on date and time, developing Joda-Time and leading JSR-310 that created the Java 8 java.time.* package. He also contributes to OpenJDK discussions and tries to guide Java forward. He is a Java Champion and JavaOne Rock Star speaker.
Agnes is an activist. A Java activist first and foremost! For 15 years, she has enjoyed building Java architectures and implementing them. She co-founded Ninja-Squad, a team of passionate developers, proudly building software, with Java and JS. She works also for an Engineering school on Web programming courses and Agile pedagogy.
She has been nominated Java Champion in 2012. Because she also enjoys learning and sharing, she's very active in the community. She was the leader of the Lyon Java User Group for 5 years.
Now she leads Duchess France, a group that connects women in IT and aims to give more visibility to female developers and hopefully inspire role models. She also organizes the Mix-IT conference, mixing Java, trendy technologies and Agility, which she co-founded.
Sebastian Daschner is a Java freelancer working as a Consultant / Software Developer / Architect and is enthusiastic about programming and Java (EE). He is participating in the JCP, serving in the JSR 370 Expert Group and hacking on various open source projects on Github. He is a Java Champion and has been working with Java for more than 6 years.
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 and on Twitter via @DaschnerS.
David Delabassée is a Software Evangelist working for Oracle; his primary focus is Java on the Server-Side, i.e. Java Enterprise Edition. Prior to Oracle, David spent a decade at Sun Microsystems focusing on Java and related technologies and developer tools. In his various roles, David has been involved in numerous Java projects since the early days of this technology.
David lives in Belgium. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games with his daughter and tinkering with technologies such as Home Automation, 3D printers, electronics and pinballs.
Being a geek shows in all parts of her life, whether it be organizing hackathons, running a User Group and a podcast with her husband, game nights (retro or VR/MR) with friends, just catching the latest superhero movie or speaking at conferences.
Her favorite topics is UX/UI and Mixed reality She's a Windows Development MVP and a member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Expert Team).
With her husband she runs a company called "AZM DEV " which is focused on HoloLens and Windows development. Occasionally blogs at www.catoholic.se which kind of shows her love for cats... and pink.. mostly pink.
Joakim Eriksson is a IoT researcher in the Networked Embedded Systems group at SICS Swedish ICT. Joakim's current focus is on enabling standard based IP-communication on resource constrained devices and has been active in recent standardization within IETF and IPSO Alliance.
He also wrote two ebooks on Angular, and spends a big part of his time training teams in Angular 2 and helping companies around the world with this framework.
Viktor Gamov is a Senior Solution Architect at Hazelcast, the leading open-source in-memory data grid (IMDG). Viktor has comprehensive knowledge and expertise in enterprise application architecture leveraging open source technologies. He has helped leading organizations build low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems. He is co-organizer of Princeton JUG and New York Hazelcast User Group. He is a co-author of O’Reilly's “Enterprise Web Development”. Viktor’s presenting at the conferences (http://lanyrd.com/gamussa), blogging and producing a podcast. Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa.
Todd H. Gardner is a long-time Web Developer, trainer, and consultant. He believes in simple tools and systems over trends, and testing balanced against risk. His experience includes building (and rebuilding) large distributed systems, complex software products, and launching startups.
Lars Marius is a software engineer at Schibsted. He was responsible for building parts of the data collection pipeline and parts of the data analytics platform. Earlier he worked as a public sector consultant at Bouvet, and on developing an enterprise data integration and search platform at Sesam. He's also been an open source developer for many, many years, and for about a decade was editor for a number of ISO standards.
He's also a researcher and author on traditional farmhouse ale.
Software engineer with a career soon it its teens mostly spent in the Stockholm area. Currently working all over our motley technology stack (but for good reasons kept away from visual design) in order to connect your car to the internet.
Wendy is a Product Manager on the Polymer team at Google in San Francisco, California. She has worked on web projects ranging from hardware e-commerce to real estate. Prior to Google, Wendy studied Computer Science at Brown University, where she focused on Data Science and Telepresence Robotics.
Ioannis Glaropoulos is a senior embedded software engineer working at Nordic Semiconductor. His primary focus is on Bluetooth Smart core stack design and development for Nordic nRF5x series of ICs. He is active in the Bluetooth SIG Core Specification Working Group (CSWG). Previously he has held IoT research and engineering positions in the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and Walt Disney Research Labs. His research interests include low-power wireless & mesh network protocols for the Internet of Things.
Tugdual Grall is a Technical Evangelist at MapR, an open source advocate and a passionate developer. He currently works with the European developer communities to ease MapR, Hadoop and NoSQL adoption.
Before joining MapR, Tug was Technical Evangelist at MongoDB and Couchbase. Tug has also worked as CTO at eXo Plaform and JavaEE product manager, and software engineer at Oracle.
Tugdual is Co-Founder of the Nantes JUG (Java User Group) that holds since 2008 monthly meeting about Java ecosystem. Tugdual also writes a blog available at http://tgrall.github.io/
Rabea studied computer science and got a diploma in 2008. She is co-leading the software development department and is working as a software engineer on various projects at MEKO-S. Her main focus is on keeping the code base clean and educating the team on how to write better code. Rabea is a well known speaker at conferences and user groups around the world. She started the Java user group Bremen in 2012 and is part of the organisation team ever since. Besides software development she likes to watch football games in the local Weserstadium.
Apart on working on the Gradle core, René for supports teams all over the world to deliver better software faster by giving in depth Gradle classes and providing remote and onsite support on implementing software automation, continuous delivery and continuous integration patterns. Understanding software development as a craftsmanship, he loves getting out of his comfort zone, learn about new tools, technologies and techniques.
Arun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Gupta has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for three years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US. An author of several books on technology, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, and a Docker Captain, he is available at @arungupta.
Erik Helin is a developer at Oracle working in the Java group as a member of the JVM Garbage Collection team. For the past four years Erik has been working on the trace events framework, diagnostic tools for the Metaspace and for the last two years on the G1 garbage collector. Erik has worked on most parts of the G1 garbage collector and lately with a special focus on the policies.
Juergen Hoeller is co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise in code organization, transaction management and enterprise messaging.
In 2011 Felipe Hoffa moved from Chile to San Francisco to join Google as a Software Engineer. Since 2013 he's been a Developer Advocate on big data - to inspire developers around the world to leverage the Google Cloud Platform tools to analyze and understand their data in ways they could never before. You can find him in several YouTube videos, blog posts, and conferences around the world.
Kevin Hoyt works at IBM where he focuses on cloud services, the Internet of Things, and cognitive applications. In nearly a decade of promoting IoT, Kevin has presented hands-on workshops and sessions to professionals and STEAM programs around the world. Based in Denver, CO, Kevin enjoys desktop fabrication (CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting), and general aviation in his free time.
Ryan Knight has 15 years of experience with building distributed systems and large-scale data centric applications with Cassandra, Spark, Java, Scala and Akka. He frequently does training and presentations at conferences around the world, such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone, Cassandra Summit and many other meetups and has spoken in over 15 countries. He first started Java Consulting in 1999 at the Sun Java Center and has since worked at a wide variety of companies such as DataStax, Typesafe (now LightBend), Oracle, IBM, Intel, Tomax, Family Search and Riot Games. He now works as an Enterprise Architect for Starbucks.
Dag has been working with system development since the mid-1980s when he booted Microsoft Xenix for the first time. Since then, there have been many lines of code running through various compilers.
Dag has been working for Microsoft since 2006 as a technical evangelist, focused in recent years around Microsoft Azure. Dag works with mainly together with Startups, where he helps them both on a technical and architectural level to run their solutions in the cloud. During the past year, has also been involved in some IoT projects, which are perfectly suitable to run in the cloud.
Philipp is part of the infrastructure team and a Developer Advocate at Elastic, spreading the love and knowledge of full-text search, analytics, and real-time data. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups about all things search & analytics, databases, cloud computing, and devops. Philipp lives in Vienna where he enjoys experimenting with software, organizing meetups, and sports.
Magnus has been in the IT business since 1986. He is an experienced architect in areas such as integration, SOA and distributed systems. Magnus special dedication to Java and the Open Source community is manifested by his active participation in various projects over the years. Currently Magnus focus on helping customers to build solutions based on a microservice architecture.
IoT specialist making systems cooperate to enhance values and create new services. Likes innovative thinking and the next Internet of Things wave. Creating a better world through smarter technologies
Dedicated to innovative technologies around energy efficiency, visualisations and smart energyusage and the emerging technologies for advanced energy control both in private and in commercial with the drive towards smart customers on a global market.
Nicolai is a thirty year old boy, as the narrator would put it, who has found his passion in software development. He constantly reads, thinks, and writes about it, and codes for a living as well as for fun.
Nicolai is the editor of SitePoint's Java channel, writes a book about Project Jigsaw, blogs about software development on codefx.org, and is a long-tail contributor to several open source projects. You can hire him for all kinds of things.
Kirk co-founded JClarity, a startup focused on developing the next generation performance diagnostic tooling. Additionally, Kirk continues to deliver the popular Java Performance Tuning Workshop as well as Java performance tuning services. In addition to working in Java, he has developed and tuned applications written in C/C++, Smalltalk, and a variety of other languages. Kirk has written many articles and spoken often at conferences and user groups on the subject of performance tuning.
Ola Petersson is a fullstack web developer and Software Engineer. With a background in the softer parts of the profession of programming he has lately worked on building modern web applications with JavaEE as his main focus. He has also spent time gaining and spreading knowledge in the Java community at events such as JavaOne, Java Barcelona Conference and the Swedish JUGs.
Dr. Shahid Raza is a senior researcher at the SICS Swedish ICT Stockholm where he has been working since 2008. Shahid research interests include but are not limited to security and privacy in IPv6-connected IoT, interconnection of computing clouds and IoT, and the smart grid. Shahid is an Associate Editor of the premier IEEE IoT Journal and a TPC member of a number of targeted IoT conferences/workshops. In addition to participating in different EU (H2020 NobelGrid, FP7 CALIPSO, FP7 CONET, etc.) and Swedish (SeCThings, PROMOS, etc.) projects, Shahid has won a competitive research grant from the Swedish funding agency VINNOVA under the Strategic Innovation Program for the Internet of Things. Shahid has completed his industrial PhD from the SICS Swedish ICT Stockholm and Master from KTH.
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 JDK 1.2 and 5.0 releases, the JCP specification lead for Java SE 6, and both the project and specification lead for JDK 7 (Java SE 7) and JDK 8 (Java SE 8). He currently leads the JDK 9, JDK 10, and Jigsaw projects in the OpenJDK Community, where he also serves on the Governing Board. Mark holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeroen Resoort is an Enterprise Java Developer at JDriven. He has over 10 years of experience writing enterprise applications. He is passionate about writing good code, learning new stuff and sharing his knowledge with others.
I am co-founder of Camunda. But foremost I am software developer and consultant. I am doing BPM for more than 10 years now and committed in various Open Source Workflow Engines over time. By coaching countless projects and I got totally passionate about the whole "developer friendly workflow" story. When I have some spare time I give talks at conferences or write articles and books (e.g. our Real-Life BPMN book).
Sven Ruppert has been coding Java since 1996. He is a Head of R&D for reply based in Munich.
In his free time he is regularly speaking at Conferences like JavaOne/Jfokus/Devoxx/JavaZone/JavaLand and many more and contributes to IT periodicals, as well as tech portals.
Co-founder of Plumbr, the only performance monitor solution with root cause detection, where he now contributes as core developer and lead of engineering team. Besides his daily technical tasks he is an active blogger, JavaOne RockStar and frequent conference speaker.
Troubleshooter, assumptions destroyer, finds the most joy when deletes deprecated code.
He enjoys running the AngularZone Community, mentoring AngularJS students, participating in the community, speaking at conferences and writing technical articles at Medium.
Originally from Barcelona He loves a good coffee and helping the local community in London by volunteering for social charities.
Bert Jan is a software craftsman at JPoint in the Netherlands and CTO at OpenValue. His focus is on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. He is User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group and a JavaOne Rock Star speaker. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code.
Henning loves to code. He follows this passion as a software architect and consultant at WPS - Workplace Solutions in Hamburg, Germany. His projects are domain-driven designed, agile and preferably in Java, which is his favourite language since version 1.0. But his path is also often crossed by C# and even ABAP. Henning is interested in the evolution of programming languages, long-living software architectures and big refactorings. Henning is married and has children.
Pär is a passionate developer who's been working with client side Java for more than ten years and that is hoping for another ten years filled with challenges and new technology. Pär is a fast learner with a need to always learn more and never being satisfied, always wanting more. This is a good thing since GUI programming always ends up on pixel level where the details are of utter most importance.
Martin is a passionate developer at Kantega, with a primary interest in core Java and JVM languages. This interest was sparked by 4 years of getting his hands dirty with tools for Smalltalk to Java conversion. He has on multiple accounts done great harm to the Java programming language by modifying the compiler to allow goto statements. This horrific offence has been caught on tape at several conferences such as JavaZone, Devoxx and JavaOne.
Martin is also an active member of the Norwegian JUG - javabin, and is part of the JavaZone program committee.
Katherine Stanley is a Software Engineer at IBM in the WebSphere Application Server Liberty development organization. She specializes in microservices architectures built using Java. As a part of the Liberty team Katherine has created samples to demonstrate industry best practices for microservices and worked on the open source microservice project GameOn. She has also given workshops and presentations about microservices at various European conferences, including DevoxxUK and OSCON in London and JFokus last year. Katherine has been at IBM since 2014 and is based in the Hursley UK lab.
Jennifer “Jenn” Strater is the co-founder of the organization Gr8Ladies. She has also organized Gr8Workshops for developers interested in an overview and crash course in Groovy technologies. She has presented on several Groovy topics at events such as the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Greach, Gr8Conf EU, Gr8Conf US, and Devoxx Belgium. In August 2016, Jenn started in the master’s program at the Technical University of Denmark(DTU). She is studying static analysis and compilers with a focus on Groovy with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Software developer with 10 years of experience and a passion for simplicity and clean code. My two biggest enemies in life are comments in code and overengineered solutions. Currently I use continuous delivery and mob programming to create microservices handling backend api’s at Klarna.
Burr Sutter is responsible for Red Hat's developer experience. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group and founder of the DevNexus conference. Burr loves visiting developer events and has spoken at numerous JUGs, meetups and conferences, from Bangalore to Brussels and from Berlin to Beijing, covering most parts in-between.
Matti Tahvonen has a long history in Vaadin R&D: developing the core framework from the dark ages of pure JS client side to the GWT era and creating number of official and unofficial Vaadin add-ons. Currently working as a developer advocate for Vaadin and building lots of example integrations with other cool JVM related libraries. The leisure time is spent on various nature related activities and sports, and making those hobbies more rewarding by developing software to support them.
Hanneli is a software developer. With experience in Java, C++ and Ruby, she works mostly with backend development and project architecture. She contributes to some open source projects and organises Cassandra, Science and Rust meetups in Sao Paulo. She enjoys spreading knowledge and learning new topics in conferences around the globe. She also likes coffee, GIFs, Lego and Mathematics.
Chris Thalinger is a software engineer working on Java Virtual Machines for over 13 years. His main expertise is in compiler technology with Just-In-Time compilation in particular. Initially being involved with the CACAO and GNU Classpath projects, the focus shifted to OpenJDK as soon as Sun made the JDK open-source. Ever since Chris has worked on the HotSpot JVM at Sun, Oracle and now at Twitter.
Måns Tillman is working as a developer and a project manager at Swedish fintech company Scila. He is specialized in implementing surveillance solutions for complex financial markets. Måns has a passion for finding simple, elegant solutions; for which making sense out of financial systems poses the perfect challenge. While studying Engineering Physics at KTH, Måns developed a profound interest for Machine Learning -- a subject showing astounding potential in the pursuit of reducing all that noise and complexity...
Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences during his time at Accenture, managed full stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. Ray specialized in middleware, big data, and PaaS products during his time at Red Hat while contributing to open source projects, such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures. You can follow Ray on Twitter: @saturnism
Continuous Delivery Evangelist and consultant at Diabol. An advocate of open source software, Continuous Delivery, test driven development, automation and tools that boost developer productivity and get software shipped faster. Specializing in deployment automation and systems development on the Java platform. Throughout the years, I've contributed to various open source projects, such as Arquillian, ShrinkWrap and Apache TomEE. Co-founder of the Continuous Delivery Stockholm meetup group.
Software Engineer for blue4it working consultancy based on mainly Java projects for other companies in the Netherlands. Graduated at the Utrecht University on a Haskell topic makes me a Functional Programming enthusiast. I was a co writer on the published Research paper: Plagiarism Detection for Haskell with Holmes.
Besides that I am a military reserve for the Dutch Airforce and a taekwondo Master.
Kai Wähner works as Technology Evangelist at TIBCO. His main area of expertise lies within the fields of Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, Integration, SOA, Microservices, BPM, Cloud, Java EE and Enterprise Architecture Management. He is speaker at international IT conferences such as JavaOne, ApacheCon or OOP, writes articles for professional journals, and shares his experiences with new technologies on his blog (www.kai-waehner.de/blog).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter: @KaiWaehner. Find more details and references (presentations, articles, blog posts) on his website: www.kai-waehner.de
Wrist worn security alarms used by over 200 000 seniors in Sweden. Most only works when you’re at home. Making you’re a prisoner in your own home.
I love technology,and believe mankind can evolve through technology. That is driving me to work in forefront of technology development, both as a lecturer and researcher. With the pursuit to show the potential of technology to satisfy consumers/our needs.
My current research is to enabling mobility, breaking the prison our seniors is facing. Secondly enabling flexibility of using emerging technology, increasing the usability of new sensors.
Previous research has been for elite athlete with the goal to providing better coaching data using wireless sensor, e.g. trying to answer the question how synchronized should a K2 canoe be?
Jens Wirén is a developer working in Scilas Energy Surveillance team and also working on the Scila AI suite. With an education in machine learning and theoretical physics, Jens has a keen interest in constructing algorithms and concretizing abstract problems. Currently his work is focused on reducing the number false positives within financial surveillance.
Edson Yanaga, Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience, is a Java Champion and a Microsoft MVP. He is also a published author and a frequent speaker at international conferences, discussing Java, Microservices, Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Software Craftsmanship. Yanaga considers himself a software craftsman, and is convinced that we all can create a better world for people with better software. His life's purpose is to deliver and help developers worldwide to deliver better software faster and safely - and he can even call that a job!