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Himanshu Bari

Himanshu Bari is a senior product manager at Hortonworks. He drives the product roadmap and strategy for integrating Hortonworks Data Platform (the only 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop distribution) with existing enterprise architectures such as Teradata, and enabling it across public/private cloud platforms like OpenStack. He has a Master's in Computer Science from SUNY Binghamton and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Walter A. Haas School of Business.

Franklin Herbas

Franklin Herbas is a senior strategist of technology innovations in the SAP Technology Platform. He is currently a Senior Director in the Platform Strategy Group team with a focus in cloud and in-memory technologies. Franklin plays a key role in the SAP HANA cloud strategy and evangelizes to customers how SAP solutions can address their current challenges in Big Data or real-time scenarios. In the past, Franklin has served as package owner of industry specific solutions, team lead of Operational Business Intelligence team and global SAP stakeholder in end-to-end Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) middleware solutions. His areas of expertise cover development tooling for end-to-end provisioning and consumption. He played a key role in strategic middleware partnerships as well as evaluating customer architectures for adoption. He has been a front runner in influencing the next generation of event management technologies by integrating in-memory, business intelligence and event processing.

Nigel Daniels

Nigel Daniels is a software design, development and delivery expert, with many years in the software development industry behind him. Nigel has worked in multiple industry sectors delivering applications and consulting leading to a role in the IBM Hursley Software development labs. After several years leading technical teams Nigel transitioned to the role of product manager and developed a deep understanding of how initial innovations become full commercial multi-million dollar products. During a two year secondment from IBM Nigel worked with Design London as Head of the Innovation Technology Centre. Here he led the successful delivery of diverse projects including design visualisation for Bentley, Honda, the Royal Society and the London Ambulance Service. He also supported a range of business incubations run by Design London. Following this Nigel founded Routes to Value with Nick Coutts and David Stoughton and has been developing the companies flagship Business Results Engineering tool. Having identified a need to help technical organisations take great ideas to market, he also founded Initiate Thinking. Nigel is working with Waratek as Product Manager where he sets the product direction and turned the team from research to a product delivery team. Nigel holds an MBA from Henley, an MSc in Software Engineering from Brighton and is a PRINCE 2 practitioner.

Nick Quinn

Nick Quinn
Nick Quinn is a Lead Developer of InfiniteGraph, a distributed graph-oriented data management solution from Objectivity Inc. Since joining Objectivity, Nick has played a key role on the design and architecture of InfiniteGraph 3.0 and 3.1. Prior to joining Objectivity in 2010, Nick worked as a lead Java Developer at Savi Networks, a Lockheed Martin Company. Nick holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor has over 25 years of software development experience, the last several dedicated to cloud and in-memory technologies. He has worked on many large and small projects in a variety of languages including Java, C++, C#, PHP, and JavaScript. He is currently working on SAPs' Java Platform-As-A-Service called HANA Cloud Platform where he is a central member of the core product team. Before that he was a member of SAPs' HANA In-Memory Database technology team, developing core transactional code in C++. Originally he is from Sydney Australia but is now located in the Bay Area at SAP Labs, Palo Alto. He holds a Masters of Information Technology from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Follow Steven on Twitter @hashneo.

Georges Saab

Georges Saab
Georges Saab is the chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board, and vice president of development for the Java Platform group at Oracle, which defines and implements the Java language, library, and the Java Virtual Machine. Saab is a more than 20-year veteran of programming language and platform development. His work with the Java Platform began as a developer of Java Standard Edition at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he was a founder of the Swing group and Java Webstart, and continued as he ran development of the JRockit JVM for many years at BEA Systems. You can follow him on Twitter at: @g_saab

Alex Buckley

Alex Buckley is the Specification Lead for the Java Language and the Java Virtual Machine at Oracle. He works on a variety of projects to increase the modularity and productivity of the Java SE platform, and collaborates widely with experts in academia, industry, and standards bodies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College London.

Mike Duigou

Mike Duigou
Mike Duigou is a developer on the Oracle Java Core Libraries team. His work is focused on collections and parallelism and lately on libraries for lambda. Mike also collaborates on an autonomous automotive racing project with researchers at Audi and Stanford. He has previously worked on projects at Oracle and Sun for industrial automation with Java Realtime, e-commerce web services, dancing robots, peer to peer and Java operating systems.

Les Hazlewood

Les Hazlewood
Les Hazlewood is co-founder and CTO of Stormpath and the Apache Shiro PMC Chair. Prior to forming Stormpath, he held senior architectural positions at Bloomberg and Delta Airlines and he was former CTO of a software engineering firm supporting educational and government agencies. Les has been actively involved in Open Source development for more than 10 years, committing or contributing to projects like the Spring Framework, JBoss, and of course Apache Shiro. Les has a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, currently lives in San Mateo, CA and practices Kendo and studies Japanese when he's not banging out code.Les is a frequent presenter at cloud security and technical user groups, and has presented at OSCON, JavaOne and other major conferences.

Adrian Cole

Adrian Cole
Adrian is an active member of cloud interoperability, REST, and DevOps circles. He is the founder of two popular open source projects: jclouds and denominator, both of which are java libraries that help create portable cloud deployments. His current title is "cloud guy" at Netflix, focused on programmatic edge infrastructure.

Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is a Java evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has over 16 years of experience in the software industry working primarily in the Java platform. He works to create and foster the community around Java EE and GlassFish. He has been with the Java EE team since its inception and contributed to all releases. Arun has extensive world wide speaking experience on myriad of topics and loves to engage with the community, customers, partners, and Java User Groups everywhere to spread the goodness of Java.

Khanderao Kand

Khanderao Kand
Khanderao Kand is an entrepreneur and technologist based in Silicon Valley. He is an expert of Big Data and NoSQL which he uses to implement Social, recommendation and ads/promotions for high volume structured and unstructured data processing to provide cloud based solutions. He is CTO of GloMantra where he develop Relevance Platform. He has worked on yield optimizations of ad network as well as unstructured data processing using NLP, text analytics and machine learning. Earlier he was Principal Architect of Oracle's SOA and BPM middleware. He served as Chief Consulting Architect for SOA and BOM for Oracle Fusion Apps. He served as architect at PeopleSoft, Annuncio and Hyperion. He has been author of many articles in Web Services Journal, SOA Journal, and Java Developers Journal. He is also a frequent speaker in conferences like Oracle Open World, GITPRO World, Java World, JAX (San Jose and London), and IEEE. He had served on Standardization of BPEL, and SCA at OASIS.

Ken Walker

Ken Walker
Ken Walker is the co-lead and a committer on the Eclipse Orion Project. Ken has spent the last year working closely with the community to bring a pure web based development environment to developers. Ken previously worked on IBMs Java Virtual Machine team focusing on the mobile phone, set top box, Blue-ray and entertainment console JVMs. Ken is also the JCP Specification Lead for JSR-075. Follow Ken on Twitter: @kwalker

Mark Prichard

Mark Prichard
Mark Prichard is Java PaaS evangelist and senior director of product management at CloudBees. He came to CloudBees after 13 years at BEA Systems and Oracle, where he was product manager for WebLogic and built a reputation for deep expertise in Java and middleware. Before that, Mark spent 10 years working for leading systems integrators in the UK, such as Logica CMG, SHL Systemhouse and CSC Computer Sciences. Mark is a graduate of St John's College, Cambridge and the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory; he holds MA, BA, BSc and DipCompSci degrees.

Peter Bell

Peter Bell
Peter is an evangelist and hacker for hackNY - a not-for-profit that aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community. He is an experienced startup technologist, agile coach and CTO. He's finishing up a book for Pearson on "managing software development". He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon NY, QCon SF, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, GraphConnect, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour. He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, the Open Source Journal, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA) and reviews and shepherds proposals for the BCS SPA conference.

Akmal Chaudhri

Akmal B. Chaudhri is a Developer Advocate at IBM UK. Akmal has been working with database technology since 1988. He has held roles as a developer, consultant and product strategist with Reuters, Logica, Computer Associates, Informix and IBM. He has published and presented widely on Java, XML and Database systems and edited or co-edited 10 books, and is now working on a new book on NoSQL technology. He has worked extensively on world-wide developer relations programs at IBM and world-wide university relations and academic initiative programs at Informix and IBM. His presentations are often very highly-rated by attendees for content, impartiality and entertainment. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Computing and Information Systems, MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). Personal Website: about.me/akmalchaudhri Twitter: @akmalchaudhri

Jamie Allen

Jamie Allen
Jamie Allen is the Director of Consulting for Typesafe with over 19 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions across myriad industries, platforms, environments and languages. He has been developing enterprise applications with Scala since 2009, primarily using Actors for fault tolerance and managing concurrency at scale.

David Blevins

David Blevins
David Blevins is a founder of the Apache OpenEJB Apache Geronimo and TomEE projects. He is also has been a contributor to many other Open Source Java EE related projects for over 10 years. David was an active member of the EJB 3.0 (JSR 220), EJB 3.1 (JSR 318) and Java EE 6 (JSR 316) Expert Groups, and contributing author to Component-Based Software Engineering: Putting the Pieces Together from Addison Wesley. He can be found speaking on these topics at JavaOne, ApacheCon, and O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

Jez Humble

Jez Humble
Jez Humble is a Principal at ThoughtWorks Studios, and co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler’s Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.

Dave Gruber

Dave Gruber
Dave Gruber is Black Duck’s Director of Developer Programs. He has an extensive background in software development, with over 30 years’ experience in enterprise application development, IT management, product management and product marketing. Gruber was an early pioneer of web infrastructure and development technologies working at companies like Allaire, Macromedia and Adobe. At Black Duck, Gruber drives go-to-market strategies and programs, with a focus on helping developers gain greater visibility and insights into the world of open source software leading to faster development.

Abdelmonaim Remani

Abdelmonaim Remani
Abdel is a software developer and technology enthusiast at heart and by profession, particularly interested in technology evangelism and enterprise software development and architecture. Abdel is experienced in Java Enterprise Applications and a wide range of related technologies. He is President and Founder of a number of organizations namely The NorCal Java User Group, The Silicon Valley Dart Meetup, and The Silicon Valley Spring User Group. Abdel is a frequent speaker at a number of developer conferences including JavaOne (was named a JavaOne Rockstar), JAXConf, OSCon, OREDEV, and many user groups and community events.

Andreas Neumann

Andreas Neumann
Andreas develops big data software at Continuuity, and has formerly done so at places that are known for massive scale. He was the chief architect for Hadoop at Yahoo! and also for the foundational content management system that Yahoo! built on Hadoop. Previously he was a research engineer at Yahoo! and a search architect at IBM. Andreas holds a doctoral degree in computer science for his work on querying XML documents.

Carl Quinn

Carl Quinn has been developing software professionally for 30 years, starting with BASIC on an Apple II, slogging through C/C++ on DOS, Windows and embedded, and finally landing in the Java on Linux world. The one thread through his career has been an inexplicable attraction to developer tools, spending time building them at Borland (C++ & Java IDEs), Sun (Java RAD), Google (Java & C++ build system), Netflix (Java build, deployment and cloud automation), and most recently Riot Games (Java infrastructure and cloud). Carl also co-hosts the Java Posse podcast, the #1 ranked Java technology podcast.

Brian Leathem

Brian Leathem is a Senior Software Engineer at JBoss, by Red Hat, leading the RichFaces project. An early adopter of JavaEE 6 and the CDI programming model, Brian also is the Lead of the Seam Faces Module. Having been involved with Seam 3 from its early stages, Brian helped the project bridge framework gaps with CDI/JSF integration. A firm believer in the power of open standards, Brian is keen to help shape the evolution of the JSF standard, to be the tool developers need it to be.

Stephen O'Grady

Stephen O'Grady
Before setting up RedMonk, Stephen worked as an analyst at Illuminata by drawing on his real world expertise in architecting and developing applications for leading systems integrators. Prior to joining Illuminata, Stephen served in various senior capacities with large systems integration firms like Keane and boutique consultancies like Blue Hammock.

Josh Long

Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate. Josh is the author of 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 atblog.springsource.org or joshlong.com.

Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin is a Java Technology Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technologies and co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, which is the leading technical reference for JavaFX. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, Codemash, OSCON, J-Fall, GeeCON, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he twice received a Rock Star Award. In his evenings and weekends, Stephen is an open-source hacker, working on projects including ScalaFX, a DSL for JavaFX in the Scala language,Visage, a UI oriented JVM language, JFXtras, a JavaFX component and extension library, and Apropos, an Agile Project Portfolio scheduling tool written in JavaFX. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog:http://steveonjava.com/

Tim Berglund

Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He is a GitHubber whose mission is to make it easy for everybody in the world to use Git. He is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, who loves to speak on Git, Cassandra, and other topics. He is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, co-presenter of the best-selling O'Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, a member of the O'Reilly Expert Network and a member of the GigOM Pro Analyst Network. He occasionally blogs at timberglund.com. He lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their three children.

Kevin Nilson

Kevin is a JavaOne Rockstar, Java Champion and VP of Engineering at Just.me. Just.me is a stealth mode startup in the Mobile and Social space that is part of Google’s Startup Labs. Kevin has spoke at conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx, JAX, Silicon Valley Code Camp, and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals and leader of the Silicon Valley Web Developer Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group and Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup.

Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; he spends his daytime hours at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. Yehuda is the co-author of best-selling jQuery in Action and Rails 3 in Action. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Thor, Handlebars and Janus—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

Peter Bell

Peter Bell
Peter is an evangelist and hacker for hackNY - a not-for-profit that aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community. He is an experienced startup technologist, agile coach and CTO. He\'s finishing up a book for Pearson on \"managing software development\". He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon NY, QCon SF, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, GraphConnect, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience and the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour. He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, the Open Source Journal, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA) and reviews and shepherds proposals for the BCS SPA conference.

Yevgeniy Brikman

Yevgeniy Brikman
Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman is a hacker, writer, designer, code monkey, and architect. He is the lead developer of the project bringing the Play Framework to LinkedIn, and with it, a massive boost to developer productivity. Jim is also the editor of the LinkedIn Engineering Blog, a founder of LinkedIn's Incubator program, and organizer of LinkedIn's hackdays and open source program.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson
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 the original CloudFoundry.com and is a developer advocate for the new Cloud Foundry. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.

John Kodumal

John Kodumal received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley following research on advanced static analysis techniques. He is currently the technical lead for the Atlassian Marketplace, the architecture of which was recently described by several Twitter engineers as being "deep in neck-beard territory." He disputes this claim, noting that he is incapable of growing facial hair.

Nathaniel Schutta

Nathaniel Schutta
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. In an effort to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Steve Citron-Pousty

Steve is a PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, PostgreSQL MongoDB, mobile JavaScript, some Android, a little bit of iPhone, and even some Python. He has 11 years of Java programming expertise ranging from data processing and statistical analysis to ORM and web applications. He began doing geospatial work 19 years ago and has done geospatial programming work on multiple platforms using JavaScript, .NET, and Java. He has spoken at numerous conferences including MongoNY, JavaOne, BAPI, CTIA, AjaxWorld, ESRI Developer Conference, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and SAP TechEd. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn and deCarta. Steve holds a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.S. from University of Georgia and a Ph. D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.
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