- Enterprise Java/Cloud Consultant
Matt Stine is an Enterprise Java/Cloud consultant based in Memphis, TN. He is a twelve year veteran of the enterprise software and web development industries, with experience spanning the healthcare, biomedical research, e-commerce, and retail store domains.
Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to CodeMash and has published several articles for Agile Zone, GroovyMag and NFJS the Magazine, as well as the Selenium 2.0 DZone Refcard. Matt is also the founder of the Memphis/Mid-South Java User Group.
His current areas of interest include lean/agile software development, software architecture, mobile application development and functional languages.
- Forward Leaning Software Engineer
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.
- Architect, Web Security Expert
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.
- Author, speaker, software engineer focused on user interface design.
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, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, 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.
- CTO TripLingo & Code Hacker
Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.
Matthew McCullough is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development, open source education, and co-founder of Ambient Ideas, LLC, a Denver consultancy. Matthew currently is VP of Training at GitHub.com, author of the Git Master Class series for O'Reilly, speaker at over 30 national and international conferences, author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group. His current topics of research center around project automation: build tools (Gradle), distributed version control (Git, GitHub), Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Travis) and Quality Metrics (Sonar). Matthew resides in Denver, Colorado with his beautiful wife and two young daughters, who are active in nearly every outdoor activity Colorado has to offer.
- Application Architect at ThoughtWorks, Inc.
Neal is Director, Software Architect, and Meme Wrangler at Thought
Works, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery.
Before joining Thought
Works, Neal was the Chief Technology Officer at The DSW Group, Ltd., a nationally recognized training and development firm. Neal has a degree in Computer Science from Georgia State University specializing in languages and compilers and a minor in mathematics specializing in statistical analysis.
He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, video presentations, and author of 6 books, including the most recent The Productive Programmer
. His language proficiencies include Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, Groovy, functional languages, Scheme, Object Pascal, C++, and C. His primary consulting focus is the design and construction of large-scale enterprise applications. Neal has taught on-site classes nationally and internationally to all phases of the military and to many Fortune 500 companies. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, having spoken at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. If you have an insatiable curiosity about Neal, visit his web site at http://www.nealford.com
. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves working with people as much as he loves to code. He believes the best developer is one who is well-informed of specifics and can also make deep connections between software development and the broader world. He has recently been exploring non-relational data stores, why professionalized product management is a global suboptimization, and of course everything related to Git. He does not really believe that it is possible to teach, but rather believes that it is his responsibility to create an environment in which people can learn.
He is also a poet, having composed and produced companion videos for Oh, The Methods You'll Compose and The Maven, with another project currently in the works. If you've been in his Git classes, you've seen some famous poems make their way into the world's best version control system.
Tim is a speaker internationally and on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour in the United States, and is co-president of the Denver Open Source User Group, author of the Gradle Liquibase Plugin, the maintainer of the Ratpack web framework, 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.
- Evangelist/hacker for hackNY
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 has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, 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, NFJS the Magazine and GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.
He is an organizer of the CTO School http://www.ctoschool.org - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.
He tweets regularly as @peterbell.
- Author of Spring in Action
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.
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).
- Development Associate with SitePen
Nicholas C. Zakas
and Professional Ajax
, (the latter is in its 2nd edition, the former will have a 2nd edition by the end of the eyar) as well as over a dozen online articles
Nicholas began his career as webmaster of a small software company, transitioning into a user interface designer and prototyper before moving fully into software engineering. He moved to Silicon Valley from Massachusetts in 2006 to join Yahoo! Nicholas can be contacted through his web site
- Senior Developer & Trainer at appendTo - The jQuery Company
Andrew Wirick is a Senior Trainer and Developer for appendTo, a jQuery focused training, consulting, and support company. Andrew spends much of his time traveling the country teaching jQuery fundamentals through advanced topics with a specific focus on enterprise developers and designers. Andrew has years of enterprise specific jQuery experience. He has become passionate about open source and jQuery and has become a regular forum contributor. He is also the managing editor and frequent contributor for enterprisejQuery.com.
- Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Platform at Microsoft
Chris Wilson is the group program manager of the Internet Explorer Platform at Microsoft. He's worked on web browsers since 1993, when he co-authored the first version of NCSA Mosaic for Windows. Since 1995, he's worked on Microsoft's web platform. In this 13-year-running saga, he's inflicted good (first implementation of Cascading Style Sheets in IE) and bad (overlapping <b> and <i> tags) on the world, and figures his karma will be even by 2012 the way he's going.
In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and scuba diving in the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Assistant Instructor. With any free money, he replaces the cameras he's destroyed by taking them underwater for dive photography. Occasionally he remembers to share his thoughts on his blog
- Solutions Architect with RedHat
James Williams is a Solutions Architect for the JBoss Division of Red Hat. He is an avid Open Source evangelist that just happens to make a living doing what he loves most, educating others on how they can better use Open Source to make all of their wildest dreams come true.
James is also an active Open Source contributor for several projects including Seam and JBoss ESB. He is a big believer in Open Source "chrome", often used as a term of contempt and sometimes used in conjunction with 'fluff'. He prefers to think of chrome as the shiny object that draws your attention to a truly wonderful work of art.
- Lead Developer of the Jetty Open Source Servlet Server
Greg is the lead developer of the Jetty open source servlet server and a member of the experts group for the servlet specification from the Java Community Process. Greg has contributed to Geronimo, JBoss, activemq, DWR and other open source projects. Born in Sydney in 1964, Greg graduated from Sydney University with an honours degree in Computer Science in 1986. Since then he has worked as developer, designer, team leader and architect on varied problem domains including telecoms and WWW. Greg is the founder of Mort Bay Consulting and the CEO of Webtide.
- Co-author Interactive Project Management
Meghan specializes in using strategy, technology, and process to bring people and products together. Her public speaking, writing and outreach guides individuals and businesses to develop smart digital products. Whether she's managing a team or mentoring students, she believes that technology creates endless opportunities to make life easier and to produce meaningful connections. She empowers users to proactively engage with the web by being aware, educated, and attentive and spearheads dialogue that drives evolution within the interactive community.
Meghan is the VP, Managing Director at Clockwork Active Media, a digital agency specializing in designing and developing business solutions for web and mobile. She's a contributing writer at GTDtimes.com, and was named as a "Woman to Watch" by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
- Software Engineer at SitePen Inc.
Mike is a key developer for the new Deft project in Dojo that implements most of the Flash-based components used in DojoX, like the File Uploader and the Video and Audio controls. He is also a primary contributor of the Dojo extensions for Adobe AIR. His latest project is a vector-based drawing library, which he hopes can be used to push the boundaries of browser user interfaces.
For more information, read Mike's blog at http://www.sitepen.com/blog/author/mwilcox/ and visit http://clubajax.org/
- Contributing Developer on the symfony project
Dustin Whittle spends most of his time creating web based solutions that streamline business processes. He has been working with PHP for over six years, and is an active part in the PHP community. He is currently focused on helping develop the symfony project by contributing new features, bug fixes, and plugins. Dustin Whittle is currently a technology consultant based out of the United States.
- Lead Principal Engineer with MapVine
Johnny has been working with web technologies for over ten years. He is currently the lead principal at a new startup in the Denver area called MapVine.
Before coming to MapVine, he functioned as the lead engineer on the Common Services Tier at Time Warner Cable. This tier provided services and a common API for everything from streaming video to scheduling billing orders and had over a dozen constituent applications. Combined with other customer-facing portals, the traffic on sites Johnny was responsible for was well into the millions of requests per day. Prior to working at Time Warner Cable, Johnny helped create the primary OSS at Dash Carrier Services resulting in a VOIP platform that powered the nations leading next generation emergency network.
Johnny lives in Denver with his wife and son. He enjoys riding his bike and playing music and volunteers monthly at a local recovery organization in the north Denver area.
- Principal Engineer at MapVine
He actively develops and maintains several OSS projects like (CSS Lint
, and a blog with thousands of subscribers (eriwen.com
Eric lives in Westminster, CO, with his wife, Erika and two insane mutts. He tends to interact with other community members via Twitter (@eriwen
- Senior Software Architect @ Ext JS
Rich Waters is a senior software architect at Ext JS (http://extjs.com). He is a frequent presenter at Web 2.0 and Ajax technical conferences. He brings over 10 years of experience building web sites and applications, on a wide range of back-end systems from Ruby on Rails to Lotus Notes/Domino. He spends much of his time providing Ext services such as onsite training and development assistance.
- Developer Advocate, Typesafe
James Ward (www.jamesward.com
) works for Typesafe where he teaches developers the Typesafe Stack (Play Framework, Scala, and Akka) . James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James co-authored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the 80′s, James found his passion for writing code. Beginning in the 90′s he began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, then Java. After building a Flex and Java based customer service portal in 2004 for Pillar Data Systems he became a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe. In 2011 James became a Principal Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com where he taught developers how to deploy apps on the cloud with Heroku. James Tweets as @_JamesWard
and posts code at github.com/jamesward
David Verba is the Technology Advisor for Adaptive Path and the Chief Technical Officer of Emmett Labs. His many years of technical leadership and architecture experience cover a broad range of projects and strategies, including Sun, Java, Oracle, and a variety of open source technologies.
David served as Director of Technology for WholePeople.com, a large e-commerce initiative by Whole Foods, Inc., and was a core developer for CodeZoo.net, a web site for programmers sponsored by O’Reilly Media. He also provided essential technical leadership to Measure Map, a free web service (now part of Google) that tracks blogs’ traffic stats.
- Chief Research Officer of SANS Technology Institute
Dr. Johannes Ullrich is Dean of Faculty, Chief Research Officer and a faculty member of SANS Technology Institute. Johannes also serves on the following SANS Technology Institute committees: Faculty and Administration, Curriculum and Long Range Planning. As chief research officer for the SANS Institute, Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. He founded DShield.org in 2000, which is now the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized, and in 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a Web development company and as a research physicist. Johannes holds a PhD in Physics from SUNY Albany and is located in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Manager of Yahoo! Exceptional Performance Team
Tenni Theurer manages the Yahoo! Exceptional Performance team, making products faster, better, and more efficient. She speaks regularly at conferences and recently published a series of performance blogs on Yahoo's User Interface Blog. Prior to Yahoo!, Tenni worked in IBM?s Pervasive Computing group involved in developing high performance enterprise mobile solutions. She worked directly with customers on large-scale deployments and was involved in marketing and competitive research, as well as performance development. Tenni holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.
- Sr. Java Developer @ Navis
Etienne Studer is a Senior Java Software Developer at Navis LLC
, world-wide market leader of Marine Terminal Operating Systems, based in Oakland. Starting his Java developer career at Canoo in Switzerland, he joined Navis three years ago and has been working on architectural decisions, framework infrastructure, and application development for Navis' next-generation products. Etienne is an expert in UltraLightClient (ULC), IntelliJ IDEA, and TeamCity and has spoken at various conferences and JUGs in California on behalf of JetBrains.
- Author of "High Performance Web Sites"
Steve works at Google on Web performance and open source initiatives. His book, High Performance Web Sites, explains his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug.
Steve previously worked at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!, where he blogged about Web performance on Yahoo! Developer Network. He was named a Yahoo! Superstar. Steve worked on many of the platforms and products within the company, including running the development team for My Yahoo!.
Prior to Yahoo!, Steve worked at several small to mid-sized startups including two companies he co-founded, Helix Systems and CoolSync. He also worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos. In the early 80's, Steve caught the Artificial Intelligence bug and worked at a few companies doing research on Machine Learning, including several publications and conference appearances. He received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
- Senior Developer @ ICEsoft
Deryk has been involved in the IT industry for 20 years teaching, writing documentation, and programming. His experience ranges from designing and building large distributed systems to assembling technology stacks for mobile devices for companies of all shapes and sizes. Currently a Senior Developer at ICEsoft, he's working on the open source ICEfaces product, concentrating his efforts on AJAX push, scalability, and portlets.
John Simone is an engineer at Heroku. He helped implement and currently leads the maintenance of Heroku's Java language and Enterprise support. John has been creating software for over 12 years and has had the opportunity to act as either an engineer, architect, or consultant for a number of innovators including eBay, Blockbuster, JPMorgan Chase, PBS, Cisco, and Cablevision.
- Architect & Lead Developer of TIBET
In 1999 he began work on TIBET and, over the past 7 years, has helped TIBET grow into an application platform that includes everything from a full meta-object system to XML standards support for XMPP, XForms, XML Schema, XInclude, XML Base, and more.
Prior to his work on TIBET Scott developed commercial software for the NeXT platform including the products DBCommander™, Dataspace™, and LiquidData™ for DBSA Inc. and served as the lead system/network administrator for the Human Genome Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Director of User Interface Engineering @ Netflix
Bill Scott is the Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix, the world's largest online movie rental service. At Netflix Bill is guiding the UI Engineering team's efforts to continue Netflix's excellence in user experience, improve client performance and refactor the presentation tier to use the latest best practices for both the DHTML layer as well as the Java tier.
Bill is the co-author of the O'Reilly book Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interaction. The book covers 75+ interaction design patterns, several anti-Patterns organized into six design principles for designing rich interfaces.
In addition, Bill is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops around the world discussing the nuances of good design and the challenges of great engineering.
Previously, Bill led engineering for Yahoo! Teachers, a web 2.0 community allowing teachers to gather, organize & share web resources and lesson planning. In addition, as an Ajax Evangelist at Yahoo! he focused on spreading the goodness of "rich and sane" Ajax design & development. At Yahoo! Bill was also the Design Pattern curator where he launched the public version of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library (http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns).
Before Yahoo! Bill led User Experience at Sabre Airline Solutions and co-founded Rico (an open source Ajax framework, openrico.org.) For 20 years Bill has bounced back and forth between design and engineering projects, creating products in areas as diverse as video games, widget libraries, war gaming, IDE tools, airline management and Web consumer sites. His musings can be found at http://looksgoodworkswell.com.
- Vice President of DZone, Inc.
Vice President of DZone, Inc.
- Co-founder of the DoJo Toolkit
development toolkits and frameworks like Dojo, cometD, DWR, and Persevere. Prior to SitePen, Dylan developed web applications for companies like Renkoo, Informatica, Security FrameWorks and Vizional Technologies. He is a co-founder of Comet Daily, LLC, a board member at Dojo Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board at Aptana. Dylan
earned his Masters in Physical Chemistry from UCLA and his B.A. in Mathematics from Whittier College.
- Developer Advocate and works to promote Google's APIs
Christian Schalk is a Developer Advocate and works to promote Google's APIs and technologies. He is currently engaging the international Web development community with Google's new OpenSocial API. Before joining Google, Chris was a Principal Product Manager and technology evangelist at Oracle in the Java development tools group. Chris also co-authored the book: "JavaServer Faces, The Complete Reference" published through McGraw-Hill-Osborne. Chris was also one of the original members of the Open Ajax alliance and helped Oracle and later Google join the alliance. Chris has spoken on Web, Java and Ajax development at numerous Oracle, Java and Ajax conferences, as well as Google related events including Google Developer Day and recently at Google IO.
- Java author, Ruby geek and Open Source Advocate
Brian Sam-Bodden is an author, instructor, speaker and hacker that has spent over fifteen years crafting software systems. He holds dual bachelor degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University in computer science and physics and heads Integrallis http://www.integrallis.com. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences nationally and abroad. Brian is the author of "Beginning POJOs: Spring, Hibernate, JBoss and Tapestry", co-author of the "Enterprise Java Development on a Budget: Leveraging Java Open Source Technologies" and a contributor to O'reilly's "97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know".
- Author of 'Driving Technical Change'
Terry Ryan is a Worldwide Developer Evangelist for Adobe. The job basically entails helping developers using Adobe technologies to be successful. His focus is on web and mobile technologies including expertise in both Flash and HTML. Previous to that, he spent a decade working in various technical roles at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Terry is also the author of Driving Technical Change
, a Pragmatic Bookshelf title. It's about convincing reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and ideas.
He blogs at http://terrenceryan.com/blog
and is tpryan
- Project Lead, Dojo Toolkit & Director of R&D, SitePen
- RIA Software Expert
In his role as Principal Consultant for On3
, Rob leads an Adobe software enablement practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert
, Community Professional
, and Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at Standard and Poor’s, eBay, IBM Global Services, the Social Security Administration, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations.
Because of his depth of knowledge and long standing relationship with Adobe, Rob was selected to write the Certified AIR training
course as well as the ColdFusion
certification exams. Rob has also co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is also very active is organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle and mobile conferences and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3
, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.
- President at DZone, Inc
President at DZone, Inc
- Director of User Experience @ Sitepen
As Director of User Experience and the first employee of SitePen, Torrey oversees all UI and visual design and has been at the core of SitePen's success since the beginning. Self-taught, Torrey has a keen understanding of both development and interaction design. His ability to assess and design for technical limitations makes him an invaluable asset to the SitePen team. Torrey's previous stints include work with Renkoo, ActiveGrid and Loomia.
- President and Co-founder of Humanized
Aza has over six years of professional interface design and consulting experience. He is the son of Jef Raskin, the inventor of the Macintosh project, and so has 22 years of informal interface design training. Aza gave his first talk on interface design at his local San Francisco chapter of SIGCHI at the age of 13, got hooked, and has been speaking ever since. By the age of 17, he was talking and consulting internationally; by age 19, he was coauthoring a physics textbook because he was too young to buy alcohol; and at age 21, he started drinking alcohol and co-founded Humanized. Aza has also done Dark Matter research at both Tokyo University and the University of Chicago, from where he graduated in math and physics. For recreation, he does Judo, speaks Japanese, and invents in his lab. He also enjoys playing the French Horn, which has taken him all over the world. Be warned: Aza is an incorrigible punster, so please do not incorrige.
- Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
Nandini Ramani is the Community Leader for openjfx and was actively
involved in launching JavaFX in May 2007. She is involved in the
development of XML based standards, as Co-Chair of the W3C Scalable
Vector Graphics working group and as a member of the W3C Compound
Document Formats working group. She is also a member of several graphics
and UI related expert groups in the JCP. Prior to joining the CTO
office, Nandini worked in the Graphics and Media team in the JavaME
group and hardware Architecture and Simulation team in the Accelerated
- Sr. UI Architect and Creator of AppFuse
has been building web applications for most of his adult life. He started tinkering with the web before Netscape 1.0 was even released. For the last 15 years, Matt has helped companies adopt open source technologies (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, Struts, Grails, Bootstrap, jQuery) and use them effectively. Matt has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide, including Devoxx, The Rich Web Experience, Jfokus, No Fluff Just Stuff, and a host of others.
Matt is an author (Spring Live
and Pro JSP
), and an active "kick-ass technology" evangelist on raibledesigns.com
. He is the founder of AppFuse
, a project which allows you to get started quickly with Java open source frameworks, as well as a committer on the Apache Roller
and Apache Struts
Matt has had quite a ride in the past few years, serving as the Lead UI Architect for LinkedIn, the UI Architect for Evite.com and the Chief Architect of Web Development at Time Warner Cable. He currently consults as a UI Architect for HTML5 apps at Taleo/Oracle.
- Senior Software Engineer Red Hat
Jason Porter is a software engineer currently working in the Java Enterprise Edition Space and Seam at Red Hat. His specialties include JBoss AS, Seam, CDI, JSF, Java EE, Gradle. He has worked with PHP, Ruby (both stand-alone and Rails), Groovy, XSLT, SASS the rest of the web language arena (HTML, CSS, JS, etc). His current position as Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat has him work primarily on jdf, however, he also contributes to JBoss Forge, Arquillian, Apache DeltaSpike, Awestruct and others as time allows. He's very interested in the developer experience and helping to improve it at all aspects.
- Sr. Solutions Engineer, TIBCO Software, Inc.
Vic has an extensive background in computer applications that include markup languages, document management and workflow systems. Vic has spent over 20 years developing mission critical applications and solutions in industries such as aerospace, legal and transportation. Over the past several years, Vic has been a valuable resource to developers with expert advise, practical tips and tutorials in TIBCO's General Interface RIA suite.
- CTO of Davisbase Consulting
Andy Painter is the CTO of Davisbase Consulting. Davisbase Consulting uses a combination of training, coaching, and mentoring to develop individuals, teams, and organizations that create great software.
Andy has over 20 years of software development experience as a developer, architect, tester, manager and executive. Over the last decade, Andy has coupled deep technology experience with Agile practices to create teams and environments that are hyper-productive. This unique combination has provided real-world experience on how best to establish and enable successful software organizations and teams. This enablement process allows organizations, teams, and individuals to achieve a hyper-productive state by delivering continuous streams of value through the creation of quality software. In conjunction with establishing a successful Agile processes, Andy focuses heavily on helping teams develop strong Agile engineering practices and disciplines such as Test-Driven Development, Refactoring, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Delivery.
- Technical Staff Member w/Time Warner Cable Web
Noah Paci is a Member of the Technical Staff for Time Warner Cable Web Services Group. Noah has been in the business of building high volume web based products with what ever tech was at hand for as long as he can remember, advocating open source software in the company long before it was widely accepted. He generally finds his way to the meaty problems of scale and capacity on the server side. Lately the problems have moved to the realm of video and how to surface and provide secure access to a broad catalog of video content. Recently relocated to Denver he spends an inordinate amount of time wondering how he lived anywhere else, happily slaking thirst with the best beer on the planet. In his spare time he dabbles in creating iOS applications with a nod towards home brewing.
- Author of Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development
Mark Murphy is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of the Busy Coder’s Guide to Android Development and other books on Android application development. He is active in supporting the Android developer community, from answering questions on StackOverflow to publishing sample code and reusable components as open source.
A three-time entrepreneur, his experience ranges from consulting on open source and collaborative development for the Fortune 500 to application development on just about anything smaller than a mainframe. He has been a software developer for nearly three decades, on everything from the TRS-80 to the latest crop of mobile devices. A polished speaker, Mr. Murphy has delivered conference presentations and training sessions on a wide array of topics internationally.
co-host of the rollicking yayQuery podcast, the organizer of the unexpectedly epic TXJS, a contributor to the jQuery Cookbook from O'Reilly, and the author of jQuery Fundamentals.
- Vice President of Products and Technology for AOL
William Morris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry, delivering products to both developer and consumer audiences. As vice president of Products and Technology at AOL, Morris oversees products including AOL Blogs, AOL Pictures, AOL’s Webmail, as well as core infrastructure products.
Prior to working on AOL consumer products, Morris worked in various positions at the Sun | Netscape alliance, focusing on Identity Management Services, including LDAP Directory Servers. Before joining Netscape, he worked at Borland International, focusing on international expansion and delivery of the RAD developer products and Borland Database products.
Morris attended Amersham College in the UK before starting his software career and joining Ashton-Tate Europe.
- Engineering Manager, YUI Team
Eric Miraglia has been authoring social web applications since 1995, when he began developing interactive writing spaces for universities; his Speakeasy Studio & Cafe was used by more than 100 universities between 1997 and 2004.
- President of Zepheira
Eric Miller is the President of Zepheira which provides solutions to effectively integrate, navigate and manage information across boundaries of person, group and enterprise. Most recently, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT. During his work at the W3C, Eric's responsibilities included the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of the Semantic Web. Responsibilities also included working with W3C members to develop global Web standards and conventions that support Semantic Web requirements and to establish liaison with other technical standards bodies and related industries to ensure compliance with existing Semantic Web standards and collect requirements for future W3C work in this area. Eric was instrumental in connecting organizations using Semantic Web technologies to allow them to collaborate on best practices in using these technologies.
Steffen Meschkat joined Google in 2004 and currently works on maps
. He earlier co-founded ART+COM AG
and datango AG
. At ART+COM, he worked on industry funded application research projects of Virtual Reality and, since 1993, the WWW. For datango, he built the client side components of the navigation suite, a technology that augments web applications by simulated user interaction fragments. He has an MSc ("Diplom") in Physics from Humboldt University in Berlin.
- Director of Training & Development, SitePen
Dustin Machi is Director of Training & Development at SitePen, a consultancy focused on the development of web applications, exceptional user experience, and pushing the limits of the web. In addition to leading the charge on SitePen's high profile client development, he also plays the primary role in Dojo training & education for SitePen's private and publicly held workshops. Dustin is an active contributor to the Dojo Toolkit and Operations Lead for the Dojo Foundation's many
projects. Prior to signing on with SitePen, Dustin was the Planning and Development Lead at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. A software developer since youth, Dustin's career been spent focused on systems administration and high performance computing.
- Co-author Interactive Project Management
Nancy works at the intersection of technology, community, and people. As a leader and technologist, she creates solutions that further community and business goals by meeting the needs of individuals. Her guiding philosophy is that a human-centered approach to technology is the only way to get results that make a difference. Problem solving is about empowerment: motivated people create good products. Nancy supports clients and teams by fostering a collaborative, idea-driven culture that nurtures creativity and brainpower.
Nancy is President/CEO of Clockwork Active Media, a leading digital agency specializing in designing and developing business solutions for web and mobile. She speaks extensively about work culture, social media, technology, and leadership and has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. Nancy also serves on the national Board of Directors of The Family Equality Council.
- Senior Vice President and Chief Software Architect with Adobe
As senior vice president and chief software architect, Kevin Lynch leads Adobe's Platform Business Unit, which is focused on advancing the company's software platform for the creation and delivery of engaging applications and content to any desktop or device. Lynch is responsible for the company's ubiquitous Portable Document Format (PDF), Adobe® Reader®, and Macromedia® Flash® Player, as well as alignment of Adobe's servers and tools with the company's technology platform. Lynch also oversees Adobe's developer relations program, including the integration of customers and partners in the development process through Adobe Labs and customer advisory councils.
- Owner, Mystic Coders - Entrepreneur
Andrew Lombardi is one of a new breed of businessmen: the enlightened entrepreneur. He has been writing code since he was a 5-year old, sitting at his dad’s knee at their Apple II computer. Having such a deep affinity for the computer model, it is no surprise that at the age of 17 he began to delve deeply into the inner workings of the human mind. He became a student of Neuro Linguistic Programming and other mind technologies, and then went on to study metaphysics. He is certified as an NLP Trainer, Master Hypnotherapist and Time Line Therapy practitioner.
Using all of his accumulated skills, at the age of 24, Andrew began his consulting business, Mystic Coders, LLC. Since the inception of Mystic in 2000, Andrew has been building the business and studying finance and economics as he stays on the cutting edge of computer technology.
Howard Lewis Ship is the creator and lead developer for the Apache Tapestry project, and is a noted expert on Java framework design and developer productivity. He has over twenty years of full-time software development under his belt, with over ten years of Java. He cut his teeth writing customer support software for Stratus Computer, but eventually traded PL/1 for Objective-C and NeXTSTEP before settling into Java.
Howard is respected in the Java community as an expert on web application development, dependency injection, Java meta-programming, and developer productivity. He is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, NoFluffJustStuff, ApacheCon and other conferences, and the author of "Tapestry in Action" for Manning (covering Tapestry 3.0). Lately, he's been dipping his toes into alternate languages, including Clojure.
Howard is an independent consultant, offering Tapestry training, mentoring and project work as well as training in Clojure. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Suzanne, and his children, Jacob and Olivia.
Brian LeRoux is the lead software architect at Nitobi Inc. where he focuses on delivering web and mobile apps and helping developers all over the world write their apps. He is a contributor to the popular PhoneGap open source framework and is the creator of XUI and
Lawnchair. Suffice to say, Brian believes that the future of the Web is mobile and will depend on web standards, open source and hackers, like you.
I've been involved in the software industry for over 21 years, holding various technical and management positions. Over my time in the industry, much has changed, but one constant is the need for those in the business to grow their skills and keep up with ever-changing technologies and paradigms.
To that end, I've always tried to make time to learn and develop both technical and leadership skills and share them with others. In the early days, I taught community college classes on topics like Lotus and early versions of Windows while working as a software developer by day.
Fast forward quite a few years and more recently, I've been fortunate enough to have a chance to explore and train others in technologies like Git and Jenkins as part of my job managing a group focusing on developer productivity and emerging technologies. Regardless of the topic or technology, there's no substitute for the excitement and sense of potential that come from providing others with the knowledge they need to help them accomplish their goals.
In my spare time, I hang out with my 3 sons, my wonderful wife, 2 dogs, a cat, and a dwarf hamster in Apex, North Carolina and volunteer in local Cub Scout and Boy Scout organizations.
- Chrome Developer Advocate
Seth is a web engineer and Chrome Developer Advocate, helping developers of all sizes launch awesome modern web apps with Dart. He produced Aloha on Rails, the Hawaii Ruby on Rails and Web Development Conference, and New Game, the conference for HTML5 game developers. Way back, Seth co-authored the Expert Spring MVC book. More recently, he helped release Angry Birds for the web. Seth is on the board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
- Senior Architect with Orbitz Worldwide
Nik Krimm is a Senior Architect at Orbitz Worldwide. He has spent five years driving the UI Engineering team, building world class user experiences and the technology that powers them, for Orbitz and CheapTickets in the US and ebookers throughout Europe. His passion is empowering developers building high-quality, standards-based rich user interfaces.
Prior to Orbitz, he cut his teeth at spectacular web flameout marchFirst, and built advanced SVG applications at eMac digital.
- Author of "Making Java Groovy"
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.
- Director, User Interface Engineering at Netflix
Sean Kane is the Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix, where he leads the development of Netflix's pioneering and award-winning web UI, and overall UI development strategy. During his tenure, the Netflix website has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction by independent researchers five consecutive times.
Prior to joining Netflix in 2002, Sean led the UI engineering team for the Kleiner Perkins ebusiness startup Bigvine.com. Bigvine's UI was recognized in Forbes 2000 "Best of the Web", Inc. Magazine, and in Newsweek's "Top 103 Web Sites". Previously, Sean developed leading-edge web interfaces at internet search pioneer AltaVista, and developed web applications for AllBusiness.com and the first online education application for the California State University, Chico.
Tim Kadlec is web developer living and working in northern Wisconsin with a propensity for efficient, standards-based front-end development. His diverse background working with small companies to large publishers and industrial corporations has allowed him to see how these standards can be effectively utilized for businesses of all sizes.
His current interests include creating cross-platform sites and applications using the open web stack and improving the state of performance optimization on the web.
He sporadically writes about a variety of topics at timkadlec.com
. You can also find him sharing his thoughts in a briefer format on @tkadlec
. Tim also curates Breaking Development
, one of the first conferences dedicated to design and development for mobile devices using web technologies.
- Developer, Consultant, Author & Mobility Expert
Christopher Judd is the president and primary consultant for Judd Solutions (http://www.juddsolutions.com), an international speaker, an open source evangelist, the Central Ohio Java Users Group (http://www.cojug.org) and Columbus iPhone Developer User Group leader, and the co-author of Beginning Groovy and Grails (Apress, 2008) as well as the author of the children’s book “Bearable Moments”. He has spent 16 years architecting and developing software for Fortune 500 companies in various industries, including insurance, retail, government, manufacturing, service, and transportation. His current focus is on consulting, mentoring, and training with Java, Java EE, Groovy, Grails, Cloud Computing and mobile platforms like iPhone, Android, Java ME and mobile web.
- Tech Lead of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
Bruce Johnson is Tech Lead of the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). He joined Google in 2005 as a founding member of Google's engineering office in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to Google, Bruce was Director of Engineering at AppForge, specializing in cross-platform mobile development tools.
- Author of "The CSS Detective Guide"
Denise R. Jacobs is a writer, speaker, designer, and educator on many things web. She is author of The CSS Detective Guide, and is a co-author for InterAct with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. She is a Web Solutions Consultant based in Miami, Florida,
CTO / Founder of Mochi Media LLC, creator of MochiKit.
- Platform Evangelist w/Adobe Systems
Kevin Hoyt is a Platform Evangelist with Adobe Systems, Inc. Passionate about engaging user experiences, you'll most often find him meeting with customers, speaking at conferences, presenting online seminars, or just enjoying the chance to share ideas and brainstorm with other developers. When not on the road, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, photography and general aviation.
Earlier in life, Molly avoided a regular job including those silly start-up ventures and chose instead to write a lot of books and articles and stuff on Web standards, and talk a lot about them, too. She now avoids the former, while the latter is an ongoing inevitability.
To learn more about Molly and her work, you can check out her blog at http://molly.com/ or interact with her on Twitter @mollydotcom. Better yet, come have a chat F2F at RWX Fort Lauderdale 2011!
- Microsoft Architect Evangelist based in Michigan...
Josh Holmes is an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft last October, Josh was a consultant working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences focusing on emerging technologies, software design and development with an emphasis on mobility and RIA (Rich Internet Applications). Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at http://www.joshholmes.com.
- Principal Engineer
Mike Heath is a principal software engineer for the LDS Church working in the core technology group. He has contributed to multiple open source projects including Apache MINA, Apache JAMES, and JBoss Netty. He has a B.S. in computer science from Utah Valley University and a M.S. in computer science from Brigham Young University.
Prior to forming Stormpath, Les 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.
- co-author of "Lucene in Action"
Erik Hatcher is the co-author of "Lucene in Action" as well as co-author of "Java Development with Ant". Erik has been an active member of the Lucene community - a leading Lucene and Solr committer, member of the Lucene Project Management Committee, member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as a frequent invited speaker at various industry events. Erik co-founded and works as a Senior Solutions Architect at LucidWorks.
James is also the founder and principal contributor to the site AndroidDevTools.com
- Web Designer & Co-founder of Hanerino
Patrick Haney is not a sausage. He's a designer and co-founder of Hanerino (http://hanerino.com), a design studio based just north of Boston. He's also an adjunct instructor at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts (http://cdiabu.com), a certificate program at Boston University, where he teaches classes in both Graphic and Web Design & Web Development.
Before starting his own company, Patrick worked for a range of other institutions including startups, large corporations and universities. His most recent position was at Harvard University, where he designed and developed websites built on iSites, a custom course/content management system. He also runs Refresh Boston (http://refreshboston.org), a monthly meetup of web folk in the Boston area that discuss design, development, user research and other web-related topics.
- Presentation Architect - Cerner Corporation
Clint Andrew Hall is a Presentation Architect at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. He is currently the lead prototype engineer for web solutions following several years as the Presentation Architect for ePrescribing (eRx) and the Community Health Record (CHR). He spends what little spare time he has on various web gadgets, photography and blogging random thoughts. His website is located at http://www.clintandrewhall.com.
Wesley Hales is a User Interface architect from Atlanta, GA. He has been involved in UI and User Experience roles for over a decade in both startup and enterprise environments. Wesley co-founded several enterprise frameworks during his 4+ years at JBoss by Red Hat (including the JBoss Portlet Bridge and AeroGear projects) and also served as a co-founder of a recently acquired startup.
Wesley enjoys creating world-class user interfaces and experiences that people fall in love with. You can see him speak at the occasional conference, read his posts on wesleyhales.com, or follow him on twitter @wesleyhales.
- Product Director for TIBCO General Interface
Kevin Hakman, author of The Four Quantum States of AJAX, is product director for TIBCO General Interface, the award winning Enterprise AJAX and Rich Internet Application framework and toolkit. Kevin Hakman pioneered AJAX in the enterprise co-founding General Interface in 2001. Since that time General Interface (a.k.a. “GI”) has been powering Web applications that look, feel and perform like desktop applications, but run in the browser at Fortune 500 and US Government organizations. General Interface was also the first to use its own toolkit to provide full visual tooling for AJAXsolutions when it released it’s 2.0 version in 2003. TIBCO Software Inc. acquired General Interface in 2004 to extend its vision for service oriented applications to the end user. Kevin is a contributing author to the Web Services Journal and the AJAX Developers Journal.
- Principal - Easy! Designs, LLC
After getting hooked on the web in 1996 and spending several years pushing pixels and bits for the likes of IBM and Konica Minolta, AARON GUSTAFSON founded Easy! Designs, LLC
, a boutique web consultancy. Aaron is a member of The Web Standards Project
(WaSP), serves as Technical Editor for A List Apart
, is a contributing writer for Digital Web Magazine
, and has amassed a library of writing and editing credits in the print world, including AdvancED DOM Scripting
(Friends of Ed, 2007) and Web Design in a Nutshell
(3rd Edition, O'Reilly). In addition to
Photo by Cindy Li
- Java EE & GlassFish Evangelist @ Oracle
Arun Gupta is a Java EE & GlassFish Evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has over 14 years of experience in the software industry working in various technologies, Java(TM) platform, and several web-related technologies. In his current role, he works very closely to create and foster the community around Java EE & GlassFish. He has participated in several standard bodies and worked amicably with members from other companies. He has been with the Java EE team since it’s inception. And since then he has contibuted to all Java EE releases.
He is a prolific blogger at http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta with over 1000 blog entries and frequent visitors from all over the world reaching up to 25,000 hits/day.
Nate Grover has spent nearly a decade building rich, dynamic web interfaces, including Ajax-style components on platforms where it should not have been attempted but somehow they worked anyway. In 2004 he founded his own consultancy Simple Dynamics
, specializing in building rich-client interfaces.
Nate enjoys camping with his sons who are not yet old enough to appreciate getting away from it all but he hopes someday they'll see that Spiderman cartoons just don't compare. Actually, Nate also enjoys watching Spiderman cartoons with his sons ...
- Freelance Web Programmer
Mike Girouard is a web enthusiast based in NYC. He is a active presenter at conferences and user groups, and leads the development of several open source side projects. When he has time, he enjoys getting outside and doing non-nerdy things. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mgirouard and even keeps an infrequently updated blog at lovemikeg.com.
Jesse James Garrett is the Director of User Experience Strategy and a founding partner of Adaptive Path, the world's premier user experience consulting company. He is author of The Elements of User Experience (New Riders), and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of information architecture. Jesse's clients include AT&T, Intel, Crayola, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, and National Public Radio. Since starting in the Internet industry in 1995, Jesse has had a hands-on role in almost every aspect of Web development, from interface design and programming to content development and high-level strategy. Today, information architects around the world depend on the tools and concepts he has developed, including the widely acclaimed "Elements of User Experience" model. He is co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute, the only professional organization dedicated to information architecture. He is also a frequent speaker and writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including New Architect, Digital Web, and Boxes and Arrows.
- Java/Ruby Developer/Language Geek
Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for the better part of a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction and the manufacturing sector. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.
- Creator of Script.aculo.us
Thomas Fuchs is a software architect from Vienna, Austria. He's been building web applications since 1996. Thomas is the author of script.aculo.us
. He's also a contributor to Prototype
He wrote the "Web 2.0" chapter on Ajax development with Rails for the best-selling Agile Web Development with Rails
(Pragmatic Programmers) book.
Next to writing about web application development on his blog mir.aculo.us
, he currently is busy building fluxiom
, an ajaxy web application, as a member of wollzelle
, a Viennese design and programming shop.
- Front End Junkie, Wannabe Author, Aspiring Designer
I've spent the last several years swimming (at times sinking) in the Front End waters. Finding JS and CSS/HTML was the best thing that could have happened to me. By day I am a project member on a team that is building a mobile web app for over 50,000 servicemen and servicewomen worldwide. By night I am working with O'Reilly Media and Steve Olson, and we are writing the book 'JS.Next: ES6', which should be out towards the end of 2012. Additionally I work on several small projects for myself, and one with my identical twin brother. Peppered in between working hours, I enjoy being married to a wonderful wife, and being the dad of three amazing monsters. And when the world is white and frozen, you will find me atop the mountain ice fishing.
- Cloud Architect / Principle Engineer w/LDS Church
- Front-end Experience Architect
Connie has been developing websites for over fifteen years and is currently the lead UI developer for Office Depot's websites and mobile apps, where her work on their recently launched mobile website garnered it a perfect score for reliability and speed. Before joining Office Depot's team, she developed websites for Razorfish clients including Coca-Cola and AT&T. Connie has developed enterprise websites in languages as diverse as Arabic and Japanese, and has won numerous awards for her use of innovative techniques.
She is co-founder of the digital agency Pixelslave, Inc. and is a passionate evangelist for performance, user experience and accessibility. She is also the pseudonymous author of six novels in which she explores the dark side of technology.
- Web Architect, IBM Emerging Technologies and manager of operations at OpenAjax A
Jon Ferraiolo is a member of IBM's Emerging Technologies group where he manages operations and leads various activities in the OpenAjax Alliance. Before joining IBM, Jon worked at Adobe for 13 years where he was an architect, engineering manager and product manager on multiple products and where he participated in various standards activities.
Szczepan is a founder of Mockito framework, a popular mocking library that augments Test Driven Development. Szczepan has been speaking at international conferences and delivered various trainings on agile programming techniques and project automation.
- Editor of DevZone for Zend Technologies, Inc.
Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's.
For the past 8 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around".
These days, Cal's hobby is photography. As a photographer
, Cal is a pretty good programmer. He continually tries, none-the-less, to improve his skills.
Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN where is the full-time father of two and fills the rest of his day as the Editor of DevZone
, for Zend Technologies.
Cal is happily married to wife 1.23, the lovely and talented Kathy
. Together they have 2 kids who are infinitely more intelligent but not nearly as entertaining as his two dogs, Sparky and Linus.
Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com
- developer, consultant - nofluffjuststuff.com
Ben Ellingson is a software engineer, web developer, and consultant. He is the creator of nofluffjuststuff.com
, and related NFJS websites. He has 13 years of development experience, is an active member of the Boulder Java Users Group and the No Fluff Just Stuff community. He spent his early career at EDS and IBM; then developed a content management system for nCube, a pioneer in the Video On Demand space. He is a multi-talented developer; proficient coding on the server-side, front-end, and mobile applications. His latest creation is the iPad app for Über Conf
. Ben lives in Boulder, Colorado. He is an avid runner, who has nearly completed his goal to run the world's 5 major marathons. You can keep up with Ben's work at benellingson.blogspot.com
- Application Architect - Electronic Arts
Nicholas Eddy has spent several years working in various facets of software engineering ranging from development of mobile client to server applications. Nicholas Eddy began his career in mobile application development after obtaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He later moved to Yahoo! where he helped architect the server component of their videogames
- President and Chief Technology Officer of Zimbra
Prior to Zimbra, Scott was CTO of BEA Systems where he was the principal architect of the technology strategy for the WebLogic product family, which drove the company from $61 million in revenue for the year prior to WebLogic's acquisition to over $1 billion. He was also one of BEA's top spokespersons with customers, business partners, analysts, and the press. Scott came to BEA in 1998 via the $200+ million acquisition of WebLogic, a pioneer in Java and web application technology. He is widely credited with helping put together the J2EE standard, launching the Web application server category, launching the Java Community Process, and driving the web services collaboration with Microsoft and IBM. Prior to WebLogic, Scott was Principal Technologist for Transarc (acquired by IBM), a developer of distributed transaction and information sharing systems. In addition to working on Internet infrastructure since 1991, Scott has managed teams focused on sales, marketing, product management, and standards. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
I currently work as a Software Architect for the LDS Church where I have been influential in pushing the web as a strong platform for building applications. I am the founder and current manager of the Utah Google Developer Group where I enjoy interacting with other individuals who are passionate about learning technology. I have over a decade of experience as a developer and a B.S in Computer Science from Utah Valley University.
I am grateful to those many who have shared their knowledge, experience and criticism with me along the way. I believe the Web is incredibly successful because it is an open platform and learning should follow in that same spirit. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with you, but most of all I look forward to learning from you.
- Principal Engineer @ Gradleware
Luke Daley is a member of the Gradleware
engineering team. At Gradleware Luke works on Gradle
(A JVM based build automation tool) and helps teams reach new levels of project automation and quality.
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.
- Cloud Guy at Netflix
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.
- Senior Software Engineer at VMware
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.
More on his blog at http://blog.chanezon.com/
- Member of Google Web Toolkit Team
David Chandler works with the Google Developer Tools Team in Atlanta. An electrical engineer by training, Chandler got hooked on developing database Web applications in the days of NCSA Mosaic and has since written Web applications professionally in a variety of languages, including C, perl, ksh, ColdFusion, Java, JSF, GWT, and Dart. Prior to joining Google, Chandler worked on Internet banking applications with Intuit and launched a non-profit startup built with GWT and AppEngine. Chandler holds a patent on a method of organizing hierarchical data in a relational database and blogs about Java Web development at turbomanage.wordpress.com.
- Technology Director/Senior Architect @ Sun Microsystems
Ludovic Champenois is a Technology Director and Senior Architect at Sun Microsystems, and has been with Sun and Java for the last 11 years. He is one of the tech lead and architect on Sun's Application Server and is responsible to ensure best in class developer experience for Java EE programmers with Sun Application Server and tools. (NetBeans and Eclipse). Ludovic is also heavily involved in leading Sun's open source initiative (Projects GlassFish, Ajax jMaki, Phobos, OpenSolaris and SAMP).
- Lead Runtime Architect - OpenLaszlo Group
Max Carlson first began programming at age six, writing his first game in BASIC at age eight. Max currently teaches at the San Francisco Multimedia
Studies Program and is Lead Runtime Architect for the OpenLaszlo group at Laszlo Systems, a San Francisco software company he co-founded five years ago. Before that, he worked for a series of startups and at Excite@Home where he pioneered the use of dynamic Flash content for the broadband portal and worked on DHTML and Flash applications for broadband customers.
- Developer, Consultant, Principal @ Sumiro Labs LLC
After working on the Power5 microprocessor at IBM, he moved full-time into software development. He was a senior software architect at SheetMusicPlus for nine years and is now a freelance developer in the Washington D.C. area.
He is seriously considering naming his dog 'Node'.
- Web Applications Developer for NeXplore Corporation
Bob Byron works for NeXplore Corporation, a corporation dedicated to radically improve the online experience. He has been using AJAX technology in development of NeXplore's innovative social search engine. A veteran of client and server side development, Bob has an extensive background in the various techniques involved in bringing an application through the entire life cycle to get it to market.
Bob is a current contributer to the Dojo Toolkit. He has been coding in Java since soon after its release in the mid 1990's. In 2006, Bob was the President of the Java Metroplex Users Group in Dallas, preceding that by two years as Vice President. He ran the Java Developer's Group for 5 years bringing bringing the latest techniques and expertise to attendees.
In 2009, Thomas created an open-source localization framework "BabelFx" to revolutionize the process for adding multiple language features to RIAs. Thomas also formed Thunderbay Software and created the SaaS product "Insertables" that allows anyone to easily create rich smart-forms that can be inserted into any website or web page. Thomas is a founder of the Cairngorm Extensions and a course ware author for the Adobe Cairngorm training series. As a certified Adobe instructor, Thomas also provides Flex training to selected clients desiring project-related, interactive training and best-practices. Thomas is an evangelist and significant contributor to the Swiz framework for Flex and Flash.
Thomas Burleson has been building consumer and e-Commerce software solutions for more than two decades. During the last 8 years, Thomas has provided product development skills and senior leadership for Universal Mind, RoundArch, and other consulting firms. Thomas has significant, real-world architecture-level experience in Flex, Flash, Java, Groovy, and ColdFusion. Past work includes efforts for firms such SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Sherwin-Williams, AmberAlert, NASDAQ, Ustrive2, Straker Interactive, JibJab, and Oppeneheimer Funds.
- HTML5 game developer working on Boot2Gecko at Mozilla
is an Open Web Alchemist from Warsaw, Poland, working on Boot2Gecko project at Mozilla. In his free time he creates many ridiculous experiments like 'CSS Nyan Cat'
or 'All your gradient are belong to us'
He officiates as an HTML5 GameDev trainer in W3C and ran technical workshops and tech-talks in many countries on different continents. He organized onGameStart, the first HTML5 games conference and safely says that making web a better place is not just his job - it's his lifestyle. That's why he founds BLYSK
, very first serious web animation tool.
- Lead Architect @ Netflix
I am currently working at Netflix as a Lead Architect where I build applications which are deployed in the cloud. I have also worked at eBay as an Application Architect designing applications at scale and at Sun where I helped build a TMN platform used by high-end mobile vendors such as Motorola, Siemens, Qualcomm, etc. My passion is building systems and over my 20+ years in Software development, I have built many systems for many companies both large and small.
I consider myself a pragmatic software architect – someone who finds that adaptive design appears in the friction between ideas and implementation, vision and application, or as the Chinese say – “between the Thunder and the Rain”. There are several types of systems, and each of them requires structural design, model design, and process-design. Consequently I use design patterns, TDD, the cloud and Agile methodologies as the means to design, develop and deploy software.
I believe that building software is as much art as it is science and I find that every good idea creates it's own weather and this is what makes software development a continuous process of discovery and fun.
- Vice President of Technology at Gomez
Ryan Breen is the Vice President of Technology at Gomez, the leading provider of Internet application performance information. After graduating from Duke University with computer science and economics degrees in 2000, he led a team creating a suite of web performance management technologies, including a Java-based web browser emulation platform.
Using these tools, Ryan has worked with hundreds of top Internet companies to measure and manage the performance of their web applications. As more customers have moved to Ajax technologies, Ryan has helped them define performance best practices applicable to the new development style.
- Senior Engineer @ Intalio/Webtide
Simone Bordet is a Jetty Committer, CometD project leader and works as Lead Architect at Webtide, now part of Intalio. Active open source developer, he founded and contributed to various open source projects such as Jetty, CometD, MX4J, Foxtrot, LiveTribe, and others. Simone has been technical speaker at various national and international conferences such as Devoxx, JavaOne, CodeMotion, etc., and is a co-lead of the Java User Group of Torino, Italy. Simone specializes in server-side multi-thread development, J2EE application development, in Comet technologies applied to web development, web network protocols and in high performance JVM tuning.
- CTO for Emerging Internet Technologies @ IBM Software Group
David Boloker is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technical Officer for Emerging Internet Technologies in IBM Software Group. Previously, he held the position of Chief Technical Officer for Java Technologies in Software Group. David is recognized in and outside IBM as a technical leader in the Internet software space guiding IBM's investments as well as internal product development. David's responsibilities include building IBM's technical Internet strategy, working with internal IBMers to develop the appropriate products for the Internet space, researching new areas in software design as well as guiding a group of researchers. Additionally, he spends about a third of his time working in the venture capital and startup communities partnering and discussing various trends and directions in the internet and gaming areas. Previous to joining Software Group, David worked at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and the Cambridge Scientific Center doing research in the area of remote distribution and control of hardware and software systems, dynamic I/O configuration of mainframe operating systems and secure internet gateways.
- Principal Consultant, CodeSherpas Inc.
David Bock is a Principal Consultant at CodeSherpas, a company he founded in 2007. Mr. Bock is also the President of the Northern Virginia Java Users Group, the Editor of O'Reilly's OnJava.com website, and a frequent speaker on technology in venues such as the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposiums.
In January 2006, Mr. Bock was honored by being awarded the title of Java Champion by a panel of esteemed leaders in the Java Community in a program sponsored by Sun. There are approximately 100 active Java Champions worldwide.
David has also served on several JCP panels, including the Specification of the Java 6 Platform and the upcoming Java Module System.
In addition to his public speaking and training activities, Mr. Bock actively consults as a software engineer, project manager, and team mentor for commercial and government clients.
- Editor of ScriptJunkie.com
- Distinguished Engineer with Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Tom Ball is a distinguished engineer with the Developer Products Platform at Sun Microsystems, Inc., working on JavaFX tools. He has presented advanced technical talks at several JavaOne conferences, including the first JavaOne in San Francisco.
Previously, Tom spent two years as part of the NetBeans team, integrating Java modeling technology researched while at Sun Laboratories. He also served as the Tools Architect for Sun's iPlanet division, and spent seven years as a key member of JavaSoft's core, AWT and Swing teams. He designed the first Java debugger API, rewrote the Windows AWT for JDK 1.1, and helped design Swing and the 1.1 AWT event model.
Tom has over twenty-five years industry experience; eighteen years experience with object-oriented languages and tools, the last twelve focused primarily on Java (starting when it was still called Oak).
- Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Author and Open Source Advocate
As Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Dan serves as the JBoss Community liaison, leads the JBoss Testing Initiative and is a member of the Arquillian, ShrinkWrap and JBoss Forge projects. He authored Seam in Action (Manning), served as a representative for Red Hat on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), writes for IBM developerWorks and NFJS magazine and is an internationally recognized speaker. He's appeared at major industry conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, JAX and Jazoon and has received recognition as a JavaOne Rock Star, a JBossWorld Top Presenter and a JAX Hall of Fame speaker.
You can keep up with Dan's discoveries by reading his blogs at http://mojavelinux.com and http://community.jboss.org/people/dan.j.allen/blog or tracking what he's currently up to by following him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mojavelinux.
- Group Program Manager for the Atlas Team at Microsoft
Brad Abrams was a founding member of both the Common Language Runtime, and .NET Framework teams at Microsoft Corporation where he is currently the Group Program Manager for the UI Framework and Services team which is responsible for delivering the developer platform that spans both clients and web based applications as well as the common services that are available to all applications. Specific technologies owned by this team include ASP.NET, Atlas, and Windows Forms.
Brad has been designing parts of the .NET Framework since 1998 when he started his framework design career building the BCL (Base Class Library) that ship as a core part of the .NET Framework. Brad was also the lead editor on the Common Language Specification (CLS), the .NET Framework Design Guidelines and the libraries in the ECMA\ISO CLI Standard. Brad has been deeply involved with the WinFX and Windows Vista efforts from their beginning
Brad co-authored Programming in the .NET Environment, and was editor on .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol1 and Vol2 and the Framework Design Guidelines