Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson has been wrangling data for 20 years, more recently building and using non-relational data stores. He works as a solution architect, assisting clients in their use of MapR’s technology-leading Hadoop distribution. Previously, Brad has worked on a large-scale video-on-demand platform, smart grid analytics, a real-time audience participation platform, helped Cloudant build their hosted NoSQL offering based on CouchDB, and organized the NoSQL East 2009 conference in Atlanta.

Mark Atwood

Mark Atwood is a Developer Evangelist for Red Hat OpenShift. He has been a long-time contributor to open source. His technology interests include Cloud Computing and NoSQL. He is the patch queue manager for MySQL Drizzle. He was the Senior Technology Advisor for at Sun Microsystems. He makes his home in Seattle USA.

Peter Bell


Peter is the founder and CEO of Scalable, personal training for enterprise software development teams. He is an experienced entrepreneur, technologist, agile coach and CTO specializing in EdTech projects. He wrote “Introducing GitHub” for O’Reilly, created the “Mastering GitHub” course for code school and “Git and GitHub LiveLessons” for Pearson.

He has presented regularly at national and international conferences on ruby, nodejs, NoSQL (especially MongoDB and neo4j), cloud computing, software craftsmanship, java, groovy, javascript, and requirements and estimating. He has been on the program committee for QCon in New York, Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA) and reviewed and shepherded proposals for the BCS SPA conference.

Tim Berglund

Tim is a full-stack generalist and passionate teacher who loves coding, presenting, and working with people. 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, build systems, and how software architecture should resemble an ant colony.

His firm, the August Technology Group, helps clients with product development, technology consulting, and technology upgrade projects on the JVM. The August Group’s technology preferences reflect the generalist sensibilities of its founder, and its development practices are always lightweight, self-improving, and humanizing by design.

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 open-source Groovy Liquibase DSL, co-author of the DZone Clojure RefCard, co-presenter of the best-selling O’Reilly Git Master Class, co-author of Building and Testing with Gradle, and a member of the O’Reilly Expert Network.

He lives in Littleton, CO with the wife of his youth and their three children.

Marius Bogoevici

Marius Bogoevici works as a Staff Engineer at Pivotal. Marius has been a contributor to Spring projects since 2008, starting with Spring Integration. Currently working on Spring Integration Kafka, Spring XD, Spring Cloud Stream and Spring Cloud Data Flow.

Raymond Camden


Raymond Camden is a developer advocate for IBM. His work focuses on the MobileFirst platform, Bluemix, hybrid mobile development, Node.js, HTML5, and ColdFusion. He’s a published author and presents at conferences and user groups on a variety of topics. Raymond can be reached at his blog (, @raymondcamden on Twitter, or via email at

David Chandler

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 in a variety of languages, including C, perl, ksh, ColdFusion, Java, JSF, GWT, and now 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

Roy Clarkson

Roy Clarkson is an engineer at Pivotal where he is a member of the Spring team. Roy is currently working on Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and is also an organizer of the Atlanta Spring User Group and Atlanta Cloud Foundry Meetup.

Charlie Collins

Charlie Collins is the Director of Technology at MOVL; an experienced java, mobile, and web developer; a contributor to several open source projects; and coauthor of Android in Practice, Unlocking Android, and GWT in Practice.

Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper is a developer based in Atlanta where he develops telemedicine apps at Reach Heath. He is the author of GWT in Practice and a contributor to a number of open source projects including Shortyz Crosswords for Android.

Patrick Curran

Patrick Curran is Chair of the Java Community Process organization. In this role he oversees the activities of the JCP’s Program Management Office including evolving the process and the organization, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, chairing Executive Committee meetings, and managing the web site.

Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years, and at Sun and then Oracle for 20 years. He has a long-standing record in conformance testing, and before joining the JCP he led the Java Conformance Engineering team in Sun’s Client Software Group. He was also chair of Sun’s Conformance Council, which was responsible for defining Sun’s policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility.

Patrick has participated actively in several consortia and communities including the W3C (as a member of the Quality Assurance Working Group and co-chair of the Quality Assurance Interest Group), and OASIS (as co-chair of the Test Assertions Guidelines Technical Committee). Patrick’s blog is here.

Jeremy Deane

Jeremy Deane has over 17 years of software engineering experience in leadership positions. His expertise includes Enterprise Integration Architecture, Web Application Architecture, and Software Process Improvement. In addition, he is an accomplished speaker and technical author.

Mark Fisher

Mark has been a member of the Spring team for 10 years, contributing to the Spring Framework and several other projects. He founded Spring Integration in 2007 and is one of the authors of Spring Integration in Action, published by Manning in 2012. Currently he is on the Spring Cloud team where he focuses on stream processing and the orchestration of message-driven microservices.

Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith, together with his long-time friend Dion Almaer, forms one-half of the dynamic “Ben and Dion” duo that founded, headed Developer Tools at Mozilla, ran Developer Relations at Palm and is now running mobile architecture and engineering at after being acquired along with their start-up team in early 2011. Ben’s been writing code since he was six and starting businesses since he was ten; he’s written books, given hundreds of award-winning presentations world-wide, produced a few technical conferences, sold three companies, and has held CEO, CIO, CTO, and Software Architect positions in the medical, publishing, media, consumer electronics, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and six children.

David Geary

A long-time best-selling author, instructor, and speaker, David is the author of Core HTML5 Canvas, published by Prentice-Hall in 2012 and four best-selling Java books including one of the best-selling Java books of all time, Graphic Java, and the best-selling books on both Java component frameworks: Swing and JavaServer Faces (JSF). David also writes regularly for IBM’s developerworks online where his articles on JSF and HTML5 have collectively drawn nearly one million page views.

David has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the world, including DevNexus, OSCON, Strange Loop, JavaOne, Devoxx, JAOO. David spoke on the highly regarded No Fluff Just Stuff tour for more than six years. He is a three-time JavaOne Rock Star, a designation awarded to the top rated speakers from the JavaOne conference.

In 2011 David founded the HTML5 Denver Meetup, which has become one of the most successful meetup groups in the Rockies with over 800 members.

Neil Green

As I enter my 18th year of developing software, several recurring trends and forces have become obvious to me. My day job as a technical lead affords me time in the evening to write articles and prepare talks around these trends and forces, all of which interest me greatly. To date these talks include “The ROI of Refactoring”, “Nothing Matters More Than Coding Fast”, and most recently “Writing Custom DSLs” - which was a sneaky way to speak about these trends and forces in the form of technical talk.

Wesley Hales


Wesley Hales is an author, occasional speaker and engineer at Shape Security. In his spare time, Wesley works on You can read his ramblings, or follow him on twitter @wesleyhales.

Barry Hawkins

Barry has played various roles in his 17 years in the software industry, including lone developer, team lead, director, and Agile coach and mentor. Barry is one of the few native Atlantans, currently specializing in coaching and mentoring for Agile software development in addition to doing contract software development. Over the years, he has developed on multiple platforms, focusing primarily on Microsoft technologies and then Java from 2003 onward. He views technology as a set of tools, and embraces the use of dynamic as well as statically-typed languages, procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming, each having their own strengths in a given problem domain.

Prior to his career in software, Barry Hawkins spent 10 years designing, selling, and delivering turn-key industrial packaging and marking systems into manufacturing plants throughout the southeastern United States. He was responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and support of every system he sold, which was a formative experience that continues to influence his approach to consulting and coaching.

Daniel Hinojosa

Daniel Hinojosa has been a self-employed developer, teacher and speaker for private business, education, and government since 1999. Daniel also actively teaches programming for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education.

Daniel is a Pomodoro Technique practitioner and is co-founder of the Albuquerque Java User’s Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not supporting other local Java developers, Daniel spends most of his waking hours developing in and around the Java ecosystem, encompassing multiple languages and frameworks. He is author for the upcoming book ‘Testing in Scala’ and is the latest member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour.

Ken Kousen

Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O’Reilly book “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded several video courses for O’Reilly, including two on Android, three on Groovy, two on Gradle, and one on the Spring Framework.

In 2013 was awarded a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.

Greg Luck

Greg founded Ehcache in 2003. He regularly speaks at conferences, writes and codes. He has also founded and maintains the JPam and Spnego open source projects, which are security focused. Prior to joining Terracotta in 2009, Greg was Chief Architect at where he provided technical leadership as the company went from a single product startup to a billion dollar public company with multiple product lines. Before that Greg was a consultant for ThoughtWorks with engagements in the US and Australia in the travel, health care, geospatial, banking and insurance industries. Before doing programming, Greg managed IT. He was CIO at Virgin Blue, Tempo Services, Stamford Hotels and Resorts and Australian Resorts. He is a Chartered Accountant, and spent 7 years with KPMG in small business and insolvency. Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Information Technology.

Pratik Patel


Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo ( He wrote the first book on ‘enterprise Java’ in 1996, “Java Database Programming with JDBC.” He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He’s in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and ….. well everything except Perl.
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.

Jason Porter


Jason is a software engineer currently working in the Java Enterprise Edition Space, Arquillian, Forge, web site and other developer experience projects within Red Hat. His specialties include JBoss AS, Seam, CDI, JSF, Java EE, and Gradle. He has worked with PHP, Ruby, 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 the JBoss website, 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.

Frederic Simon


Fred Simon is best known as the Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog - the Artifactory Binary Repository creators, JavaOne 2011 and 2013 Duke Choice Awards winner.

Before founding JFrog in 2008, Fred founded AlphaCSP, the Java consulting firm in 1998 where he was the company’s global CTO, leading 5 branches worldwide and served as the visionary voice of the company.

Fred’s development experience goes back to 1992 and covers Java technologies evolution from day one as a programmer, Architect and Consultant.

As one of JFrog leaders, Fred encourages strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo.

When not on those Fred hacks around new features for the core Java language, Java port of the popular sky rendering Stellarium project and other neat stuff.

Fred blogs at [JFrog blog[( & and tweets as @freddy33.
His speaking history on Lanyrd

Ram Singaram

Ram serves ThoughtWorks, Inc. as a Principal Consultant and currently heads up the Atlanta office. He was the head of Technology Consulting practice in North America. He plays the role of a Senior Architect and Technical Lead in the creation of large-scale distributed enterprise applications and the integration of disparate systems. Ram has served as a developer, technical lead and architect in high end solutions encompassing custom frameworks, systems integration and business to business solutions using various technologies. He has worked with large corporations and has mentored clients and team members on the best use of technology and Agile techniques. He speaks at conferences and at clients on various topics and also helps in technology assessments and pursuits. He has had over 19 years of experience with over 6 years in ThoughtWorks and has worked in the US, Canada, UK, Thailand and India. He is passionate about motorcycles and riding.

You can follow him on twitter at

Donald Smith

Don brings worldwide enterprise software experience, ranging from small “dot-com” through Fortune 500 companies. Donald speaks regularly about Java, open source, community development, business models, business integration and software development politics at conferences and events worldwide including Java One, Oracle World, Sun Tech Days, Evans Developer Relations Conference, OOPSLA, JAOO, Server Side Symposium, Colorado Software Summit and others. Prior to returning to Oracle, Donald was Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting the Eclipse open source community.

Rossen Stoyanchev


Spring Framework team member, Pivotal senior staff

Josh Suereth

Josh Suereth is a Senior Software Engineer at Typesafe and the author of “Scala In Depth”. He has been a Scala enthusiast ever since he came to know this beautiful language in 2007. He started his professional career as a software developer in 2004 using programming languages like C++, Perl and Java. In 2009 he began writing the book “Scala In Depth” which provides practical support for using Scala in every day applications. Josh regularly shares his expertise in articles and talks.

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter is responsible for Red Hat’s developer experience. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group and founder of the DevNexus conference. Burr has spoken at numerous developer events from Brazil to Beijing and has traveled throughout the US and Europe presenting to developers on numerous topics.

Andrew Trice

Andrew Trice is a MobileFirst Developer Advocate with IBM. Andrew is an experienced software architect, team leader, accomplished speaker, and published author who possesses more than a decade of designing and implementing rich applications for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Andrew has delivered customer solutions in realtime data systems, GIS, immersive experiences, rich media, and data visualization.

Mark Ethan Trostler

I have been writing and testing code for over 20 years. From humble as a Computer Science/Philosophy double major at UC San Diego, to working at both startups (IPivot) and large corporations (Qualcomm, Intel, Redback Networks, Juniper Networks, and currently Yahoo!), I have always been dedicated to code quality. Currently as a Senior Principal Front End Engineer on the Yahoo Mail team, I help spearhead testing and quality for the latest rewrite of Yahoo Mail. I have spoken at several internal and
external conferences (Yahoo TechPulse 2010 and 2011, Yahoo’s Front End Summit, and at YUIConf 2011) about Testable Javascript and am the author of the Open Source Javascript Unit Test Environment ( and EventHub (

James Ward

James Ward ( 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 where he taught developers how to deploy apps on the cloud with Heroku. James Tweets as @_JamesWard and posts code at

Joel Webber

Joel Webber is a co-creator of the Google Web Toolkit, and focuses on bringing the web to the cutting edge of interactive application development. When not hacking WebKit, wrestling compiler bugs, and dealing with browser quirks, he spends his spare time building games and graphics libraries. Prior to joining Google, he worked in mobile development and the game industry.


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