Viktor Klang is the Deputy CTO at Lightbend —- problem solver, developer, prolific contributor to the Akka project, Akka Tech Lead Emeritus, member of the Reactive Streams Special Interest Group and contributor to the Scala Standard Library concurrency APIs. Known from places such as, but not limited to, the Internet.
Jaroslav Tulach is the founder and initial architect of NetBeans, which is not just a well known IDE, but also the first modular desktop application framework written in Java. I have seen, made and helped to recover from many API design mistakes. Such experiences forced me to write a book titled “Practical API Design”. These days I am helping OracleLabs to design the API of Truffle which is the fastest virtual machine on the planet.
Andrei Pangin leads the development of Odnoklassniki social network, specializing in distributed systems and high-loaded server development. He previously worked on the HotSpot JVM, which became his favorite topic and area of expertise. Andrei is fond of sharing knowledge about unfamiliar features of OpenJDK. He is also known as one of the top JVM answerers on Stack Overflow.
Volker Simonis works in the SAP JVM Technology group for more than 10 years. He is an OpenJDK contributor from the very beginning and helped the SAP JVM team engage in the OpenJDK project. Currently he’s the project lead of the OpenJDK PowerPC/AIX and s390x porting projects and
a JDK 8/9 reviewer. He also represents SAP in the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process
Richard is a Software Engineer, Teacher, Author and Java Champion. He has written the book “Java 8 Lambdas” for O’Reilly and helps developers learn via http://iteratrlearning.com and http://www.pluralsight.com/author/richard-warburton. He’s worked as a developer in diverse areas including Low Latency Trading Systems, Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Network Protocols. He is a leader in the London Java Community. Richard is also a well known conference speaker, having talked at Devoxx, Javazone, QCon SF, JavaOne, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, Oredev, JAX London, JEEConf, Codemotion Rome, JProfessionals and Voxxed Days Luxembourg. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick and enjoys living in London.
A coder/blogger/speaker with a pedantic passion for performance and concurrency. Long time Java developer (circa. 2000), recent work focused on trading systems, messaging systems and JVM performance (at Azul Systems). Currently consulting for various clients. Lead developer on JCTools, a lock free Java concurrency framework aimed at low latency applications and framework and an active contributor to other open source projects. JUG Organizer Cape Town, South Africa
Bert Jan is a software craftsman at JPoint in the Netherlands and CTO at OpenValue. His focus is on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. He is User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group and a JavaOne Rock Star speaker. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code.
Chris Bailey is a member of the IBM Runtime Technology Center team at the Hursley Park Development Lab in the United Kingdom. He is a technical architect for runtime development, contributing to the open source for Java and Node.js and more recently Swift, where he is committor for the core Swift.org projects and forms part of the steering team for the Server APIs project. He is also an active author and speaker on the topics of performance, application optimization and troubleshooting.
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas).
Gerrit blogs regularly at http://harmonic-code.org, he is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.
Evgeny Borisov works as Big Data Technical Leader in NAYA Technologies, an Israeli company. Evgeny has been programming in Java since 2001. Since then he took part in a large number of Enterprise-projects. Having passed the way from a simple programmer to architect and tired of routine, he became a free artist. Currently, Eugene writes and conducts courses, seminars and workshops for different audiences.
Hendrik Ebbers is Java developer at Canoo Engineering AG and lives in Dortmund, Germany. He is the founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations in User Groups and Conferences. He’s blogging about UI related topics at www.guigarage.com (or on Twitter @hendrikEbbers) and his JavaFX book “Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls” was released 2014 by Oracle press. Hendrik is JavaOne Rockstar, JSR expert group member and Java Champion.
Rabea studied computer science and got a diploma in 2008. She is co-leading the software development department and is working as a software engineer on various projects at MEKO-S. Her main focus is on keeping the code base clean and educating the team on how to write better code. Rabea is a well known speaker at conferences and user groups around the world. She started the Java user group Bremen in 2012 and is part of the organisation team ever since. Besides software development she likes to watch football games in the local Weserstadium.
Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Ray had extensive hands on cross-industry enterprise systems integration delivery and management experiences during his time at Accenture, managed full stack application development, DevOps, and ITOps. Ray specialized in middleware, big data, and PaaS products during his time at Red Hat while contributing to open source projects, such as Infinispan. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures.
Sébastien works at Pivotal as a Spring Framework and Reactor commiter. He mostly works on the upcoming Spring Framework 5 Reactive support, Spring MVC, and Spring + Kotlin integration. He is also part of Mix-IT conference staff crew.
Sven Ruppert has been coding Java since 1996. He is a Head of R&D for reply based in Munich. In his free time he is regularly speaking at Conferences like JavaOne/Jfokus/Devoxx/JavaZone/JavaLand and many more and contributes to IT periodicals, as well as tech portals.
Roman Elizarov is a professional software developer with more than 16 years of experience. He had started his career at Devexperts, where he designed and developed high-performance trading software for leading brokerage firms and market data delivery services that routinely handle millions of events per second. He is an expert in Java and JVM, particularly in real-time data processing, algorithms and performance optimizations for modern architectures.
Roman currently works on Kotlin language at JetBrains. Having worked on very large systems compromising many modules written in different languages, he has a dream of a single language that can be used to write all parts of a very large distributed system, to share and reuse data models and algorithms without friction. Kotlin with JVM and JS backends and upcoming native compiler is the ideal candidate to realize this dream.
In 2000 Roman had graduated from St. Petersburg ITMO. He now teaches a course on concurrent and distributed programming in ITMO. During his undergraduate study he participated at ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Since 1997 and until now Roman serves as a Chief Judge of Northeastern European Regional Programming Contest (NEERC) of ACM ICPC.