Our presenters are not simply vendor representatives -- they are industry recognized subject matter experts. They are published authors. They are the people writing the software you use on a daily basis.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 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. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.
Located in Munich/Germany, I'm doing freelancing in software engineering and consulting since +12 years. My technical focus is Grails and Neo4j and other emerging technologies. The second part of my professional life is Netjay, a small co-founded company doing larger scale projects. Last couple of years I gave several talks at various conferences like gr8conf.eu, grailsXchange, AgileWorld. In my spare time I serve as a volunteer firefighter, that's my there is the nice helmet on my avatar image.
Chris Beams is a senior technical staff member at VMware and a core Spring Framework committer. His work in enterprise application development began in 1998 and has covered a wide range of technologies, languages and frameworks. Prior to becoming a full-time Spring committer, Chris trained hundreds of students on the topics of enterprise architecture and how best to use the Spring family of projects. He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world and is @cbeams at Twitter and GitHub.
Burt Beckwith has been a software developer for 15 years, most of that as a JVM developer, and for the last five years working with Grails and Groovy. He is a core developer on the Grails team at SpringSource, and has created over 40 Grails plugins. Burt is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups where he shares his passion for Grails and other Groovy-based technologies, in particular those that are related to persistence, security, and performance. He is the author of "Programming Grails" and blogs at http://burtbeckwith.com/blog/
Emad Benjamin has been in the IT industry for the past twenty years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong. Earlier in his career, he was a C++ software engineer, then in 1997, he switched to programming with Java, and has been focusing on Java ever since. For the past seven years, his focus has been Java on VMware vSphere, vFabric GemFire and SQLFire. Emad has been at VMware since 2005, and is the author of the Enterprise Java Applications Architecture on VMware book. Emad has previously presented at VMworld, SpringOne, and Open World on the subject of Java virtualization.
Sébastien Blanc is JEE engineer with 8 years of experience. After spending 7 years in the Netherlands as Software Engineer, he decided to go back to his roots in the South of France. He is working for the company Sopra and he is working on a prestigious assignment for the client Amadeus including a lot of Groovy.
Besides his “heavy” JEE profile (middleware, banking and insurance products) Sébastien spends a lot of time in Groovy and Grails. He is the author of several Grails plugins such as Spring Mobile, Jquery Mobile Scaffolding or Geolocation. He believes that Mobile Web Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Gr8Conf, Devoxx, RivieraDev, Grails Exchange).
Marius Bogoevici is a Senior Software Engineer with Red Hat, leading the Spring integration efforts for JBoss AS and other JBoss projects. He is the lead for Snowdrop, a utility package that contains JBoss-specific extensions to the Spring Framework, and also a contributor to Weld, the JSR-299/CDI Reference Implementation and other Java EE-related developer initiatives at JBoss. Marius Bogoevici has an extensive experience of more than 15 years developing and architecting software systems. Prior to joining Red Hat, he was a Spring consultant with SpringSource. He is a contributor to the Spring Integration enterprise integration framework and co-author of “Spring Integration in Action”.
Nenad Bogojevic is a software architect in Sales and E-commerce Platform division of Amadeus IT Group. For the last 12 or so years, Nenad has been working on a high volume web based travel reservation platform using Java technologies. As a key actor he has been influencing the technical direction of the company's e-commerce platform. Currently, he provides technical guidance for mission critical travel agency application platform with paramount scalability and extensibility requirements. Nenad loves experimenting and whenever time permits, he mashes up a prototype or two to test or prove new technologies. At home, when he needs a dose of geekiness, he constructs robots with his daughters.
Currently a Senior Software Engineer for SpringSource where he is the Technical Lead and Community Evangelist for the Spring.NET Framework, Stephen brings his varied 18-year-plus experience in software and technology to the design and delivery of Software Engineering Solutions and Frameworks for other Software Engineers. In addition to his work on Spring.NET, Stephen is also an active contributor to several other .NET Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, NDbUnit, and others as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins.
Active in the software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs (semi-)regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool. Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond.
Sam Brannen is a Senior Software Consultant with over 14 years' experience and co-founder of Swiftmind, a software consulting agency in Zürich, Switzerland. At Swiftmind Sam helps international clients achieve best practices in agile software development, architecture, design, implementation, and testing of enterprise Java applications using the Spring Framework and a plethora of open source technologies. In his consulting role, Sam most enjoys leading work shops, code reviews, coaching, and training clients.
Sam is a popular speaker at conferences on Java, Spring, and OSGi. He is also an active core committer for the Spring Framework, lead author of "Spring in a Nutshell" from O'Reilly, author of the Spring TestContext Framework, and was previously a core developer of SpringSource dm Server (a.k.a., Eclipse Virgo).
Over the years, Sam has helped clients build applications in various business sectors ranging from e-commerce to banking, retail, automotive, and social communities. When not in front of his computer, Sam enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Jon works with the Spring Data, Grails, RabbitMQ, and other teams to provide next-generation data and messaging capabilities for modern Ajax and mobile applications. He's been working with Spring Data to provide mapping capabilities for NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Riak and he's working with RabbitMQ and NoSQL to provide modern evented and message-driven data utilities. He authored the Grails support for Riak as well as contributes Erlang-based utilities for the Riak and RabbitMQ communities.
Prior to SpringSource, Jon developed private cloud architectures at the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, developed Lotus Domino, J2EE, PHP and even Perl CGI applications in BBEdit on an aged Mac, and got his start in web-based development 15 years ago, as an intelligence analyst for the US Air Force, when NCSA Mosaic 1.0 was cool.
Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.
Brian is a server-side Java guy turned front-end engineer, and open source fanatic. From collaborative aircraft maintenance systems for the US Navy, to Computer Assisted Surgery systems for Orthopedic surgery, to a global-scale content curation and personalization system, he loves building things that users love to use. He works at SpringSource on making the web more awesome, and is co-lead of the cujo.js architecture unframework (cujojs.com), a lover of Siberian huskies, family, and things with two wheels.
More about Brian: https://github.com/briancavalier http://blog.briancavalier.com/ http://www.slideshare.net/briancavalier http://lanyrd.com/profile/briancavalier/
Cédric Champeau is a core Groovy committer. He joined SpringSource, a division of VMware, in order to help developing the language. Prior to that, he spent several years at Lingway, a software editor, where he used Groovy in multiple industrial contexts including DSLs for natural language processing, scripting or even workflows.
He his currently working on the implementation of static type checking and static compilation for Groovy 2.0.
Roy Clarkson studied computer science at Georgia Tech before beginning his career as a software engineer. He has worked as a professional software developer for over fifteen years, with a variety of languages and technologies. He is currently working as an engineer with SpringSource, at VMware, where he is the lead on the Spring for Android project. He also participates on the Greenhouse project, and built it’s associated mobile clients. Roy has spent the last few years focusing on mobile application development, including iPhone, Android, and mobile web. Prior to that, he focused most of his time on web based application development.
Adrian Colyer is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for SpringSource and the vFabric Cloud Application Platform at VMware
SpringSource develops the Spring Framework and associated open source projects such as Spring Integration and Spring Batch, Grails, Groovy, and Eclipse AspectJ. Cloud Foundry is VMware's open platform-as-a-service with full support for Spring, Grails, and a wide range of other application frameworks. Adrian maintains a keen interest in the evolution of enterprise application development as cloud, big data, and smart clients all appear on the enterprise radar.
Adrian joined VMware in 2009 through VMware's acquisition of SpringSource where he was the CTO. He led the AspectJ project at Eclipse.org and oversaw the integration of aspect-oriented concepts into the Spring Framework. He helped to grow the SpringSource portfolio from these two projects into the rich set of projects and products that it is today.
In 2004 Adrian was recognised by MIT Technology Review as one of the top 100 young innovators in the world. Adrian has also served on a number of industry groups including the Aspect-Oriented Software Association Steering Committee, the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group, and the Eclipse Architecture Council. Prior to joining SpringSource, Adrian gained over a decade of experience in building enterprise middleware at IBM.
Emiliano Conde is the Founder and President of jBilling Software, Ltd. He oversees the architecture and product direction of jBilling, the leader in open source enterprise billing systems. He is often working on-site with companies around the world helping implement large, enterprise class billing solutions on Java environments. Emiliano Code counts 17 years of experience in software development, his last position prior to the founding of jBilling being Software Architect for HSBC Global Systems (ranked 2nd largest bank in the world). He holds a certificate on Software Engineer from the University of British Columbia (Canada). He now lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Ben Corrie has been working on Java since 1998, where he began at IBM testing JDK 1.1.4. He progressed to working on the internals of IBM's Java Virtual Machine where he lead a project to develop industry-leading memory management technology for the JVM. He joined SpringSource as a consultant in 2008 and moved to California a year later to lead an effort to improve Java performance on vSphere. As the tech lead on the recently announced EM4J project, he is successfully helping to make vSphere the best place to run Java.
Ellery Crane is a seasoned software developer at Dealer.com, an industry leading automotive software solutions provider. He has been developing Spring applications professionally for six years, and Grails applications for the last three. At Dealer.com, Ellery pioneered the adoption of Grails as a framework for the company's internal applications and has spent the last two years as a lead designer and developer of an enterprise CRM system built primarily upon Groovy, Grails, Spring Integration, and MongoDB. In his (scant) free time, Ellery is also avid researcher with numerous publications in the field of Evolutionary Computation. He also enjoys exploring the cutting edge in developer tools and technology, and has a passion for automated testing; he recently published an article on using Geb (a Groovy browser automation tool) for functional testing. Born in Minnesota, Ellery now lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Luke is the lead of the Geb project (a productivity focussed Groovy browser automation/web testing tool) project which he created in 2010. You'll also find Luke contributing to other Open Source projects such as Grails (a Groovy web development framework), Spock (a next generation testing framework for the JVM) and anything else that catches his attention.
Damien is a Developer Evangelist at Splunk and spends a good deal of his time building apps, tools and frameworks for the Splunk platform, with a specific emphasis on the Java ecosystem and then engaging with the developer community to educate about the many different ways that Splunk can be developed upon and integrated with.A fervent JVM fan, he has a particular interest in the new breed of alternate JVM languages and actually thinks that logging is cool. Prior to joining Splunk, Damien paid his mortgage wearing many different technical hats coding,hacking,engineering and architecting software and solutions around the globe in a variety of industries, primarily in the Enterprise Java space. He also recently worked with the SpringSource team on creating new Spring Integration adaptors for Splunk.
Manny is a GemFire consultant for VMware's vFabric Cloud Application Platform. He brings with him over 18 years of software engineering experience in sectors such as finance, federal, pharma, and technology. His focus is on the server-side, but he also has experience in Java Swing rich client and Web development. He left the world of Smalltalk development when he plunged into the Java world in 1996, and hasn't looked back since. Manny started working with GemFire after joining Gemstone Systems as an Enterprise Architect in London in 2006, based on his prior experience in Coherence technology. He later joined VMware in early 2011, continuing to build on his expertise in designing GemFire-based solutions for applications that require in-memory persistence and distributed grid compute technology.
John Davies is co-founder and CTO of Incept5. Incept5 have been intimately involved in implementing Visa's new capabilities and initiatives around the payments world. John's past includes global chief architect at JP Morgan and BNP Paribas, co-founder and CTO of C24 later sold to Iona and then Progress Software where he was technical director. John specialises in high performance, low latency enterprise architectures, Incept5 have products ranging form top selling iPhone/iPad apps to a high performance matching and reconciliation engine and consult to a number of large clients on IT strategy. John has co-authored several enterprise Java and architecture books and is a frequent speaker at banking and technology conferences.
Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of the Gradle build system and the CEO of Gradleware, a company that provides training, support and consulting for Gradle and all forms of enterprise software project automation in general.
Hans has 13 years of experience as a software developer, team leader, architect, trainer, and technical mentor. Hans is a thought leader in the field of project automation and has successfully been in charge of numerous large-scale enterprise builds. He is also an advocate of Domain Driven Design, having taught classes and delivered presentations on this topic together with Eric Evans. In the earlier days, Hans was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.
Brian Dussault is a Staff Engineer with the vFabric division of VMware and has 14+ years of experience in software engineering. Throughout his tenure, he has worked in both IT (High Tech Manufacturing, Financial Industries) and R&D positions. His experience spans multiple disciplines including web applications, integration, SOA, open source, and system design.
Emil Eifrem is CEO of Neo Technology and co-founder of the Neo4j project. Before founding Neo, he was the CTO of Windh AB, where he headed the development of highly complex information architectures for Enterprise Content Management Systems. Committed to sustainable open source, he guides Neo along a balanced path between free availability and commercial reliability. Emil is a frequent conference speaker and author on NOSQL databases.
Andrew Eisenberg is the lead of the Groovy-Eclipse project and also works on the Grails tooling portion of the SpringSource Tool Suite. He is also the prooject lead for the AspectJ Development Tools (AJDT) at Eclipse.org. Andrew creates IDE tools that ease the cognitive burden of creating complex programs. He will not rest and not be happy until programming is as fun and easy as playing with legos. Andrew has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia where he researched the intersection between programming languages and tools.
Todd is a 15 year veteran of the Java development and has 4 years of professional Grails development experience. He is currently the V.P. of Engineering for VirtualTourist.com a TripAdvisor Media Group Company. In 2008, VirtualTourist.com was acquired by TripAdvisor/Expedia(EXPE), and Todd was brought in to lead a team of Java/Groovy/Grails engineers in the redevelopment effort. A graduate of the University of Arizona, with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and an MBA from ASU with an emphasis on management of the creative software engineering process. When he is not actively writing code for his own startup ideas, you will find him entertaining his daughters or getting lost in a glass of wine, both of which usually lead to other crazy coding ideas like this one: "What would happen if I did a screencast of writing the same web application in eight different languages?" -- www.betterwebapp.com
Andrew Elmore is Head of Development at C24, a provider of financial services messaging software to many of the world's largest financial institutions. Prior to joining C24, Andrew built and managed the front & middle office systems at a Mastercard-owned credit card issuer & processor, led the development of numerous products at SmartStream Technologies and worked on a number of highly scalable systems including PitneyBowes' Portrait suite & British Telecom's call-routing software. Andrew is a Chartered Engineer & Chartered IT Practitioner and holds a BEng in Computer Science & Electronics from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
My career began with a need to teach and mentor. I found these skills to be invaluable in the field of information technology. I started doing basic cabling and network infrastructure although I always had a propensity for coding and software architecture. My specialty in information technology is the integration of multiple technologies to assemble them into business applications with a keen focus on open source frameworks and products. I have consulted for some of the largest corporations in the world with my primary focus in the last 7 years around cloud computing.
Mark Fisher is an engineer within the SpringSource division of VMware and lead of the Spring Integration project. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework and the Spring BlazeDS Integration project. Mark has provided consulting services for clients across numerous industries, and he has trained hundreds of developers how to use the Spring Framework and related projects effectively. Mark speaks regularly at conferences and user groups in America and Europe.
Adam is the Director of Developer Relations at SpringSource and has extensive experience in enterprise Java community management. Prior to joining SpringSource, Adam ran BEA's dev2dev community and was a product evangelist, technology educator and public speaker for BEA's WebLogic products.
Jonathan Fullam has over 12 years of experience with software development with a heavy focus on enterprise Java based applications and open source frameworks. Currently employed by SpringSource, a division of VMware, Jonathan advises enterprises on building scalable architectures using modern technologies and tools. With a passion for public speaking, he most recently presented Test Driven Developement at the 2011 Java Server Side Symposium. Jonathan received his education from The College of New Jersey where he obtained a B.S. in computer science.
Talya Gendler is a senior software engineer for the Spring Insight team. She joined Spring Insight in November 2011, and has been at VMware since May 2009. Prior to joining Insight she led the UI team of VMware vFabric AppInsight for two years. She has over 8 years of experience and holds a BSc, Computer Science from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (cum laude).
Oliver Gierke is engineer at SpringSource, a division of VMware, project lead of the Spring Data JPA, MongoDB and core module and member of the JPA 2.1 expert group. He has been into developing enterprise applications and open source projects for over 6 years now. His working focus is centered around software architecture, Spring and persistence technologies. He is regularly speaking at German and international conferences as well as author of technology articles and the first book on Spring Data.
A Java veteran with over 23 years of experience in software development. Obtained M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion – Haifa Institute of Technology, followed a 6+ years term with the IDF involved in high-tech projects. After retiring from the army, continued in the private sector being involved in various projects and diverse technologies and architectures - e.g., telephony, VoIP, unified messaging, etc.. Has been a member of the Spring Insight team since May 2010 when he joined VMware. Initial developer of the Spring Insight bootstrap solution for Tomcat 5/6/7, JBoss 5.0/5.1/6.0, and POC for WebLogic and WebSphere, as well as developer of considerable number of Insight collection plugins
Jeremy is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as JavaOne, The Spring Experience, SpringOne, JSFOne, TheServerSide Java Symposium, and Java and Flex user group events, and always enjoys getting out and showing his fellow developers how to bend web browsers to their will and the possibilities of what can be created with Spring and its wealth of complimentary web technologies.
Ben Hale is a software engineer with Pivotal working to constantly improve the Java experience on Cloud Foundry.
Prior to working on Cloud Foundry, Ben worked on large-scale middleware management tools, tc Server, dm Server (OSGi), and Spring. If you go back far enough, he even worked on a network management and monitoring application, but will deny it when asked.
Colin Harrington is a Principal Consultant at Object Partners, Inc with over 4.5 years of Grails experience. Based in Minnesota, Colin has 10+ years of experience developing web-based applications.
Colin is an agile practitioner and has been a key component of many powerful fast-paced local and remote teams with varying levels of composition and ability. He is a Technical leader and a forward thinker with a knack for delivering potent and engaging web-applications.
Colin is an active member of the Groovy and Grails community and an active speaker at local user groups, events and conferences such as MinneBar, GUM, GR8Conf in the US, etc.
Chris Harris is a European Solution Architect at 10gen. Prior to 10gen, Chris was EMEA Architect at SpringSource responsible for evangelising vFabric products and defining architectural solutions for customers across EMEA. With the acquisition of SpringSource by VMware, Chris focused on how virtualization and cloud computing can be used to address the complexity within the Enterprise. Before joining SpringSource, Chris spent his time at RedHat/JBoss providing consultancy to major clients across EMEA.
Derek Henninger is the director of R&D for the SpringSource tools, including STS, Roo, and WaveMaker. Derek joined VMware through the acquisition of WaveMaker Software. At WaveMaker Derek led the development and definition of the WaveMaker Studio development product. Derek has over 20 years of experience in development tools, including Progress Software, Persistence Software, and Metaphor.
Jennifer Hickey is a Sr. Software Engineer with SpringSource/VMware, with over a decade of experience in software engineering. Jennifer is a member of the Cloud Foundry team, specializing in developer experience and support of frameworks such as Spring, Grails, Rails, and Sinatra. She is passionate about increasing developer productivity in the cloud. Jennifer has led or contributed to a number of SpringSource projects, including Hyperic and tc Server. She has been involved in converting multiple large EJB/legacy codebases to Spring. Prior to joining SpringSource, Jennifer was a principal architect of a large-scale network management system.
Gunnar Hillert is a member of technical staff (MTS) at SpringSource, a division of VMware, Inc. He is a committer for Spring Integration, Spring AMQP and also contributes to the Cloud Foundry project. Gunnar heads the Atlanta Java Users Group and is an organizer for the DevNexus developer conference.
A native from Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been calling Atlanta home for the past 11 years. He is an avid gardener specializing in anything sub-tropical such as bananas, palm trees and bamboo. As time permits, Gunnar works on his Spanish language skills and he and his wife Alysa are raising their two children tri-lingually (English, German, Spanish). Gunnar blogs at: http://blog.hillert.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghillert
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.
Brian is the Chief Architect for Avantia, Inc., a custom solutions firm that specializes in Spring and open source solutions for enterprises. Brian has more than 7 years of experience designing and developing enterprise Spring solutions, and has been a Spring and Grails advocate for both Fortune 500 companies and SMB organizations. Brian is also actively involved in the Spring, Grails, and vFabric communities.
Mark Johnson is a Advisory Engineer at Pivotal where he focuses on helping people learn how to apply Fast and Big Data as well as PaaS solutions to address real world enterprise challenges. Mark has worked on a wide range of technology during his career. Most recently he has focused on Groovy, Grails, and Scala as technologies which enable high quality applications quickly. Mark is active in the software community as the President of the New England Java Users Group (NEJUG) and a regular presenter to user groups and various conferences. When not working, Mark can be found riding his mountain bike on local trails and playing with his family.
Paul King leads ASERT, an organization based in Brisbane, Australia which provides software development, training and mentoring services to customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. He has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 20 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action.
Ken Kousen is the President of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas of Java and XML. He is the author of the O'Reilly screencast "Up and Running Groovy", and the upcoming Manning book about Java/Groovy integration, entitled "Making Java Groovy".
He has been a tech reviewer for several books on software development. Over the past decade he's taught thousands of developers in business and industry. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute site in Hartford, CT. His academic background includes two BS degrees from M.I.T., an MS and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I.
As Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource, Guillaume Laforge is the official Groovy Project Manager. He initiated the creation of the Grails web framework, and created the Gaelyk lightweight toolkit for Google App Engine. He is also a frequent conference speaker presenting Groovy and Grails at JavaOne, SpringOne, QCon, the Sun TechDays, and JavaPolis. Guillaume also co-authored Groovy in Action. Before founding G2One, which was acquired by SpringSource in late 2008, and taking the role of VP Technology, Guillaume worked for OCTO Technology, a consultancy focusing on architecture and agile methodologies. While at OCTO, Guillaume developed new offerings around Groovy and Grails for its customers.
Ramnivas Laddad is a SpringSource Principal Enginner. He has over a decade of experience in applying his enterprise Java and aspect-oriented programming (AOP) expertise to middleware, design automation, networking, web application, user interface, and security projects.
Ramnivas Laddad is a well-known expert in enterprise Java, especially in the area of AOP and Spring. He is the author of AspectJ in Action, the best-selling book on AOP and AspectJ that has been lauded by industry experts for its presentation of practical and innovative AOP applications to solve real-world problems. Ramnivas, a Spring framework committer, is also an active presenter at leading industry events such as JavaOne, JavaPolis, No Fluff Just Stuff, SpringOne, Software Development, and has been an active member of both the AspectJ and Spring communities from their beginnings.
Costin Leau is an engineer at Elasticsearch, currently working with NoSQL and Big Data technologies. An open-source veteran, Costin led various Spring projects (Spring OSGi, GemFire, Redis, Hadoop) and authored an OSGi spec. Speaker at various editions of EclipseCon/OSGi DevCon, JavaOne, Devoxx/Javapolis, JavaZone, SpringOne, TSSJS on Java/Hadoop/Spring related topics.
Peter is a long time Java developer, Grails user and plugin author. He is also co-author of the book Grails in Action with Glen Smith.
He has been using Java for over 10 years across a range of industries and technologies, covering both client-side and server-side development. He discovered Groovy & Grails in 2006 and is now a core Grails committer, general Groovy fan, and speaker on Groovy technologies. He is currently an independent consultant based in London.
Martin leads the team of the Spring Tool Suite and the Spring IDE and works together with the tools team on providing the best developer tools out there for Spring and Cloud Foundry. Before joining SpringSource/VMware, Martin co-founded it-agile, a leading consulting and development company focused on agile software development, and worked many years as consultant and coach for agile software development and flexible and modularized architectures. He is author of papers, articles, and books on various topics including agile software development, Eclipse technology and refactoring techniques.
Ken is a software engineer for the IEEE based in the NYC metro area. He leads the development of several websites for IEEE Spectrum (http://spectrum.ieee.org).
Ken has been working with Groovy and Grails exclusively for the past two years and has over 15 years of experience building large Java-based applications in many diverse industries including publishing, pharma, automotive, telecom, and travel. Ken holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate. Josh is the lead author on Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, and a SpringSource committer and contributor. When he's not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called "smart" systems. He blogs at blog.springsource.org or joshlong.com.
Wayne Lund is a Senior Systems Engineer within VMware vFabric. Currently Wayne is on the Java Batch expert group (JSR-352) working to standardize the use of Java Batch in the enterprise, which has just been released for public review. Prior to coming to VMware Wayne has been working as an enterprise Java Architect from the earliest days of Java. While at Accenture he was one of the Chief Architects of Spring Batch, a joint effort between Accenture and SpringSource, and introduced the Java Community to Spring Batch at Java One 2007 along with Rod Johnson and Scott Wintermute.
Jan is an enthusiastic Java and Scala programmer with a long history of large and successful systems.
Jan has used the Spring Framework from its earliest versions and then shared his experience with the framework itself and with writing elegant Spring code in Pro Spring and Pro Spring 2.5; he is an expert in most projects in the Spring Portfolio.
Alongside the Spring Framework and Java, Jan has extensive experience in functional and strongly typed programming in Scala. He is the author of Specs2 Spring and Akka Patterns projects which aim to give boost to Java programmers who want to try out Scala.
Jan also shares his expertise and passion for software as the chief editor of the Open Source Journal
Tom McCuch is a Solution Engineer for Hortonworks with over twenty two years of experience in software engineering. Tom specializes in the architecture, implementation, and deployment of distributed systems requiring high Reliability, Availability, and Scalability (RAS) features. Prior to Hortonworks, Tom worked for SpringSource - handling field architecture for their global accounts including Financial Services, Transportation, and Energy. Tom has consulted enterprise clients across multiple industries in the architecture of mission-critical solutions based on open source software as well as led the engineering of enterprise Java middleware supporting next-generation telecommunications products deployed at tier-1 telcos both in the U.S. and Europe.
Data Scientist @ http://ConcurrentInc.com. Developer Evangelist for http://Cascading.org open source project. Expert in Hadoop, R, cloud computing, machine learning, predictive analytics, NLP. BS MathSci and CS CompSci from Stanford, 25+ yrs in tech industry. For the past several years, I've been leading Data Science teams, working with large scale MapReduce applications.
Dr. Mark Pollack has been a core Spring (Java) developer since 2003 and founded its Microsoft counterpart, Spring.NET, in 2004. Mark now leads the Spring Data project that aims to simplify application development with new data technologies around big data and NoSQL databases. Prior to working on Spring project, Mark worked in offline computing in high-energy nuclear physics at Brookhaven National Laboratory and then moved to the financial services industry as a technical lead for front-office trading systems.
Arjen Poutsma is a Staff Engineer at SpringSource (a division of VMware) with more than fifteen years' experience in commercial software environments. During this time he has worked with both Java EE and Microsoft .NET.
In 2004, Arjen started to specialise in Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures. During this period he has conducted trainings and has researched SOAs in large organisations.
Arjen is the founder and the project lead for the Spring Web Services. This Spring project aims at facilitating development of document-driven web services. Recently, Arjen worked on the REST support in Spring 3.0 and 3.1.
As the Chief Architect for GemFire product line at VMWare/Pivotal, Jags is responsible for the technology direction for its high performance distributed data Grid and virtualization platform. Jags has represented GemStone Systems in the EJB expert group and the J2EE platform specification. In the past, Jags represented BEA in the W3C SOAP protocol specification, JAXM and other standards. Jags has presented in several conferences in the past on Data management, clustering and grid computing(Javaone, W3C workshop, Java user groups, Open Grid Forum, Platform Grid conference etc) . He has over 20 years of experience, a bachelors degree in computer science and a masters degree in management of science and technology.
Nilanjan is a consultant and trainer for Typesafe. He started his professional career as a software developer in 2000 using object oriented programming languages. Nilanjan has previously worked with IBM, ThoughtWorks and LivingSocial where he gained a lot of experience in managing and developing software solutions in Java/JEE, Ruby, Groovy and also in Scala. He is zealous about programming in Scala ever since he got introduced to this beautiful language. Currently he spends his spare time working on the scala-webmachine open source project (restful resource framework). In the past Nilanjan worked on other open source projects and libraries. At Typesafe he is mainly teaching and designing Scala and Play courses and helping customers to adopt these technologies. Nilanjan enjoys sharing his experience via talks at various conferences. He is also the author of the "Scala in Action" book.
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of CloudFoundry.com and works on cloud technology. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.
Co-author with Srini Penchikala of Spring Roo in Action, and long time SpringSource technology consultant at Chariot Solutions. I led the charge for Chariot to become a SpringSource/VMware training provider, as we have been working with Spring as an consulting partner since the Interface21 days.
I teach courses in Spring Maven and the Nexus repository manager, as well in other technologies. In my spare time, I run the Chariot TechCast podcast, which is in its 5th year online, and help to organize the Philadelphia Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference each year. I blog about Roo, Grails, Groovy and Spring at rimple.com and also have written articles that have appeared at DZone and Oracle's Java.NET blog.
Graeme Rocher is the project lead and co-founder of the Grails web application framework. He's a member of the JSR-241 Expert Group which standardizes the Groovy language. Graeme authored the Definitive Guide to Grails for Apress and is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, JavaPolis, NoFluffJustStuff, JAOO, the Sun TechDays and more. Graeme joined SpringSource in late 2008 upon the acquisition of G2One Inc. Before founding G2One, Graeme was the CTO of SkillsMatter, a skills transfer company specializing in open source technology and agile software development, where Graeme was in charge of the company's courseware development strategy and general technical direction.
Gary has been in software engineering, concentrating on Enterprise Integration, for over 30 years on various platforms, and in the Java space since the late '90s.
He has been developing with the Spring Framework since 2004 and joined SpringSource/VMware in 2009 in a consulting role. From 2009 until the end of 2011 he taught Core Spring and Enterprise Integration with Spring to several hundred developers, as well as providing Enterprise Integration consulting services with Spring Integration, Spring Batch and Core Spring.
He has been a committer on the Spring Integration project for over 3 years and became a full time member of the engineering team in January 2012.
Brian Saville spent the majority of his life pretending he did not want to be a software engineer. After a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in IT, he found that he just wanted to write applications. He has spent several years scripting and writing web applications as a system administrator and web developer, but has most enjoyed working with web frameworks such as Grails. After being introduced to the project a year and a half ago, Brian has become an active member of the Grails community, writing several plugins and frequenting the mailing lists. He is currently the lead engineer for a major API integration application written in Grails at Adaptive Computing.
Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken's current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.
Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.
Mark is the owner of Perfect World Programming a training and consulting company. 99% of Mark's work is done through SpringSource teaching Spring's Core Spring, Spring with Hibernate and Enterprise Integration with Spring.
Mark has over 20 years software development for many businesses and industries specializing in middle tier and backend development. As a former DBA and Architect Mark focuses on data driven applications that are both performant and robust.
Mark can also be found at www.javaranch.com answering questions in the Spring Framework forum. He was also part of the SCJP 5.0 exam creation team and technical editor for a few books.
Rossen is a Spring Framework developer focusing on Spring MVC as well as Spring Web Flow. His 17+ year background includes work on trading and risk management software, investment accounting, e-commerce web applications, directory services, among others. Prior to becoming a full-time Spring Framework developer, Rossen spent several years teaching and consulting clients building enterprise Java applications with Spring on a broad range of topics.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects, and speaks frequently at international conferences and user groups. Venkat is also an adjunct faculty and teaches CS courses remotely at the University of Houston. He is author of ".NET Gotchas," coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).
Josh Suereth is a Senior Software Engineer at Typesafe and the author of "Scala In Depth.” He has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2007. He started his professional career as a software developer in 2004, cutting his teeth with C++, STL, and Boost. Around the same time, Java fever was spreading and his interest was migrating to web-hosted distributed Java-delivered solutions to aide health departments discover the outbreaks of disease - everything from EJB to Hibernate/Spring and even some Applets. He introduced Scala into his company code base first in 2007, and soon after he was infected by Scala fever, contributing to the Scala IDE, maven-Scala-plugin, and Scala itself. In 2009, he began writing the book "Scala In Depth" which provides practical support for using Scala in everyday applications. Today, Josh is the author of several open source Scala projects, including the Scala automated resource management library, the PGP sbt plugin, as well as contributing to key components in the Scala ecosystem, like the maven-Scala-plugin. His current work at Typesafe Inc. has him doing anything from building MSIs to profiling performance issues. Josh regularly shares his expertise in articles and talks.
Dr David Syer is a founder and contributor to Spring Batch, lead of Spring Security OAuth, and an active contributor to Spring Integration, Spring Framework, Spring AMQP, Spring Security. He is an experienced, delivery-focused architect and development manager. He has designed and built successful enterprise software solutions using Spring, and implemented them in major institutions worldwide. David is known for his clear and informative presentation style and has deep knowledge and experience with all aspects of real-life usage of the Spring framework. Recent publications have appeared in Java World, and the CloudFoundry and SpringSource blog sites.
Guillermo is an award-winning Enterprise Architecture practitioner with 18+ years of progressive experience in different industries. At Pivotal, Guillermo works with customers to understand their business needs and challenges and helps them seize new opportunities by leveraging Pivotal solutions to modernize their IT architecture. Guillermo is passionate about his family, business, technology and soccer.
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. Gil pioneered Azul's Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), Java Virtualization, Elastic Memory, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry's most scalable and robust Java platforms. In 2006 he was named one of the Top 50 Agenda Setters in the technology industry by Silicon.com. Prior to co-founding Azul, Gil held key technology positions at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he delivered several industry-leading traffic management solutions including the industry's first Firewall-1 based security appliance. He architected operating systems for Stratus Computer, clustering solutions at Qualix/Legato, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy Computer R and D unit. Gil holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded 28 patents in computer-related technologies.
Kelly is Vice President and senior engineer at Broadleaf Commerce, a company that builds and distributes an open source eCommerce framework built on The Spring Framework. Besides contributing to the features and functions of Broadleaf Commerce, Kelly helps Broadleaf clients to implement, customize, and ultimately realize the full value of Broadleaf Commerce. Prior to joining Broadleaf, Kelly spent 14 years working as a consultant, focusing on application development and system integration using Java based technologies. Kelly is originally from Canada and lives in Austin, Texas.
David Turanski is a Senior Software Engineer with SpringSource, a division of VMWare. David is a member of the Spring Data team and lead of the Spring Data GemFire project. He is also a committer on the Spring Integration project. David has extensive experience as a developer, architect and consultant serving a variety of industries. In addition he has trained hundreds of developers how to use the Spring Framework effectively.
Ryan is Chief Systems and Software Architect and Director of Products at ReachForce and formerly Lead Architect at Developerprogram.com.
He maintains the grails-quartz plugin, GVPS Grails plugin, and Struts 1 plugins, and co-chair of the Austin Groovy and Grails User Group in Austin, TX.
Ryan is currently building a Grails infrastructure for ReachForce as well as teaching Grails to the developer team.
Ryan is also co-founder of Xan Endeavors, LLC, a collaboration of software development, consulting, coaching, and innovation games.
In the past Ryan has architected a Grails solution for Developerprogram.com that allows rapid deployment of Developer Program portals for all kinds of companies, specializing in the mobile industry. He has also built Java and Linux based webcasting for events such as SXSW, built telecom software, and SaaS systems for the financial sector.
Vaughn Vernon is the author of the book Implementing Domain-Driven Design, published by Addison-Wesley. Vaughn is a veteran software craftsman with more than 25 years of experience in software design, development, and architecture. Vaughn is a thought leader in simplifying software design and implementation using innovative methods. Vaughn has been programming with object-oriented languages since the 1980s and applying the tenets of Domain-Driven Design since his Smalltalk domain modeling days in the early 1990s. His experience spans a wide range of business domains. He has also succeeded in technical endeavors creating reusable frameworks, libraries, and implementation acceleration tools.
Vaughn consults and speaks internationally, and has taught his Implementing Domain-Driven Design Workshop on multiple continents. He teaches both public and private classes and workshops, and has presented at conferences such as: SpringOne 2gx; PulsoConf in Bogota, Colombia; QCon; UberConf; IASA ITARC. As an author, Vaughn has contributed to industry literature and software patterns and is a founder of the DDD Denver Meetup group.
Abdul has over 12 years of rich & insightful experience in software solution development. He graduated with a Bachelor of computer science from Bangalore University, India. He started as a java developer, Has good experience in Object Oriented Analysis and Design along with the design and development of complex, business critical applications using JEE technologies. He has been involved in solution proposals, Solution Design/recommendations, Enterprise Application Integration, Application modernization, Data modernization, OSS/BSS solutions, Cloud adoption for Paas Solutions using vFabric platform. Abdul has been in VMware since March 2012, and has contributed to IP initiatives for vFabric cloud application platform as part of global solutions and service engineering team.
Craig Walls is a senior engineer with SpringSource as the Spring Social project lead and is the author of Spring in Action and XDoclet in Action (both published by Manning) and Modular Java (published by Pragmatic Bookshelf). He's a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring and OSGi on his blog. When he's not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 2 birds and 3 dogs.
Phil Webb is developer on the core Spring Framework and Spring Web Flow projects. He is member of the JSR-344 expert group and has been working with Java for over 10 years. Phil is particularly interested in server-side web technologies and has been working to improve integration between Spring and JSF. Born in the UK, Phil is currently living in California.
Wes Williams is a Senior Consultant with EMC specializing in vFabric technologies and Domain-Driven Design.
He has extensive experience (25+ years) as a hands-on software developer, architect and designer supporting the creation of enterprise-class information technology systems in a wide variety of industries from small businesses to Fortune 10 companies using big, fast data. He is certified with both Microsoft and Java technologies, including certifications with Java architecture and enterprise architecture. He was formerly a guest instructor for Architecture at Sun Microsystems.
Rob Winch is a Senior Software Engineer at VMware and is the project lead of the Spring Security framework. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework and co-author of the Spring Security 3.1 book. In the past he has worked in the health care industry, bioinformatics research, high performance computing, and as a web consultant. When he is not sitting in front of a computer he enjoys playing the guitar.
David Winterfeldt works at VMware on the VMware vFabric Application Director project. It enables developers and organizations to deploy applications to the cloud by having a logical abstraction for software services and application topologies. This allows an application to be easily deployed multiple times to different environments.
David has been doing software development for over 20 years. He's been using Java since 1998 and involved in using Open Source almost as long. David has focused on Web and Enterprise development for most of his career, and started working with the Spring Framework in 2006.
David runs the website Spring by Example, which is a site for sharing Spring examples. The site is a general resource for Spring and should ultimately save developers time. He's is also an Apache committer on Struts and Commons Validator, as well as the creator of Commons Validator (although currently no longer active on either).
Oleg is a Principal Architect with Hortonworks responsible for architecting scalable BigData solutions using various OpenSource technologies available within and outside the Hadoop ecosystem. Before Hortonworls Oleg was part of the SpringSource/VMWare where he was a core engineer working on Spring Integration framework, leading Spring Integration Scala DSL and contributing to other projects in Spring portfolio. He has 17+ years of experience in software engineering across multiple disciplines including software architecture and design, consulting, business analysis and application development. Oleg has been focusing on professional Java development since 1999. Since 2004 he has been heavily involved in using several open source technologies and platforms across a number of projects around the world and spanning industries such as Teleco, Banking, Law Enforcement, US DOD and others. As a speaker Oleg presented seminars at dozens of conferences worldwide (i.e.SpringOne, JavaOne, Java Zone, Jazoon, Java2Days, Scala Days, Uberconf, and others).