- Brad Anderson
- Michael Buckbee
- Raymond Camden
- David Chandler
- Roy Clarkson
- Jeremy Deane
- Ben Evans
- Mark Fisher
- Neal Ford
- Andrew Fuqua
- David Geary
- Wesley Hales
- Stuart Halloway
- Gunnar Hillert
- Lucas Holmquist
- Michael Hopper
- Adam Koch
- Ken Kousen
- Josh Long
- Brian Mann
- Matthew McCullough
- Joe Moore
- Arun Nagarajan
- Roman Nurik
- Mike Oberlin
- Pratik Patel
- Summers Pittman
- Reza Rahman
- Glenn Renfro
- Chris Richardson
- Chris Risner
- Nate Schutta
- Frederic Simon
- Ram Singaram
- Yoel Spotts
- Robert Stam
- Matt Stine
- Venkat Subramaniam
- Josh Suereth
- Andrew Trice
- Peter Walker
- James Ward
- Jason Weathersby
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.
Michael Buckbee is a co-founder of Bootstrap Hero - http://www.bootstraphero.com - a startup working on tools and services for the Bootstrap toolkit community.
He has consulted for clients such as Atlassian, Oracle, SXSW, 3M and the US Navy.
Raymond Camden is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. His work focuses on web standards, mobile development 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 (http://www.raymondcamden.com/), @cfjedimaster on Twitter, or via email at email@example.com.
- Browser Tools for Debugging and Profit (more debugging than profit!)
- Using IndexedDB for Client-Side Storage in HTML5 Applications
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 http://turbomanage.wordpress.com.
Roy Clarkson studied computer science before beginning his career as a software engineer. He has worked in software development for over ten years, with a variety of languages and technologies. He is currently working as an engineer with SpringSource, a division of VMware, where he is the lead on the Spring 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. Roy has presented on mobile technologies at several of the Atlanta based user groups, including the Atlanta Mobile Developers, and Atlanta Spring User Groups.
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.
Ben is the CEO of jClarity, a Java/JVM performance analysis startup. In his spare time he is one of the leaders of the London Java Community and holds a seat on the Java Community Process Executive Committee. His previous projects include performance testing the Google IPO, building low-latency financial trading systems, writing award-winning websites for some of the biggest films of the 90s, simulating quantum phenomena now being observed at the Large Hadron Collider & helping to provide technology for some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
Mark is the founder of the Spring Integration project. Currently at VMware, he continues to lead the Spring Integration team while exploring the intersection of big data and messaging. He has been a committer on a number of Spring projects, including the Spring Framework itself and Spring AMQP, which he co-founded. Mark speaks regularly at conferences and user groups about messaging, data, integration, and cloud computing.
- Big Data Processing for Apache Hadoop with Spring Integration and Batch
- A Whirlwind tour of Spring support for Data Access, Batch Processing, and Enterprise Integration
Neal Ford is Software Architect and Meme Wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. He is also the designer and developer of applications, instructional materials, magazine articles, courseware, video/DVD presentations, and author and/or editor of 6 books spanning a variety of technologies, including the most recent The Productive Programmer. He focuses on designing and building of large-scale enterprise applications. He is also an internationally acclaimed speaker, speaking at over 100 developer conferences worldwide, delivering more than 600 talks. Check out his web site at http://www.nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Fuqua is an independent lean/agile/scrum coach who blogs at http://www.andrewfuqua.com. His passion is helping teams have a better environment in which to be productive, creative and happy. Andrew has developed software professionally since the mid 1980s for companies such as IBM and Internet Security Systems. He also has 10 years of experience managing and consulting in the software space. He has been using agile methods since 1999 including many years pair-programming in a test-driven environment. He has a BS and an MS in computer science, and also a MBA from Duke University.
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.
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 4.5 years at JBoss by Red Hat (including the JBoss Portlet Bridge and AeroGear projects) and also served as a co-founder of the recently acquired startup, InstaOps. He is now employed by Apigee as a software developer mainly focused on UI.
Overall, 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.
Stuart has spoken at a variety of industry events, including StrangeLoop, Clojure/conj, EuroClojure, ClojureWest, SpeakerConf, QCon, GOTO, OSCON, RailsConf, RubyConf, JavaOne, and NFJS.
Stuart has written a number of books and technical articles. Of these,
he is most proud of Programming Clojure.
Gunnar Hillert is a member of technical staff (MTS) at SpringSource, a division of VMware, Inc. He is a committer of the Spring Integration project and also contributes to the Cloud Foundry project.
A native of Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been living in Atlanta for the past 10 years. He enjoys developing web applications but also has a background in business integration. He graduated in 2002 from the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin in applied computer science after defending his thesis.
If not playing with and learning the latest and greatest technologies, Gunnar is an avid gardener specializing in anything sub-tropical such as bananas, palm trees and bamboo. Furthermore, Gunnar has been learning Spanish for the past three years. He and his wife Alysa have one daughter and a son and are raising both tri-lingually (English, German, Spanish). As time permits, Gunnar blogs at: http://blog.hillert.com/
Lucas has been doing web development for the last 10 years and is a current member of the Aerogear team at Red Hat/JBoss. While he has a passion for all mobile technologies, his main focus is on Mobile Web and providing examples of how the new Aerogear api’s work. You also might remember him from such blog posts as “Aerogear, Meet World of Warcraft” and “Aliens and iPhones, huh?”
Dr. Michael Hopper is a lead software developer at ICE. In the past 20 years he has enjoyed designing and developing scientific and business applications in many languages including C, C++, Java, Groovy, and Scala. Several years ago Michael received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech where his research focused on the efficient multithreaded execution of massively parallel applications.
Adam is an Android Developer Advocate at Google New York, with a focus on working with the development community and key Android development partners in the north east region to get great Android applications into the Google Play Store.
Co-presents with Roman Nurik the following session:
Ken Kousen is the author of “Making Java Groovy”, a book about using Java and Groovy together, available from Manning. As the President of Kousen IT, Inc, he teaches technical training courses and does consulting in Java and related open sources areas, specializing in Groovy, Grails, Spring, and Hibernate.
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate. Josh is the author of Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, and Pro Spring Integration, and a SpringSource committer and contributor. When he’s not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called “smart” systems. He blogs at blog.springsource.org or joshlong.com.
Brian Mann is a Ruby on Rails enthusiast and UI engineer. By day he works for http://www.inspectall.com as their lead web application developer and at night he produces training material for http://www.backbonerails.com - a site dedicated to helping developers learn to build web applications using Backbone and Rails.
Brian has worked building web applications for the industrial and financial industries, and has a broad range of operations experience.
Matthew is an energetic 15 year veteran of enterprise software development and world-traveling open source educator. Matthew guides the Training efforts at GitHub.com and is author of the Git Master Class series for O’Reilly, co-author of the O’Reilly’s Version Control with Git book, co-author of the Presentation Patterns book, a speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff tour, an author of three of the top 10 DZone RefCards, including the Git RefCard, and President of the Denver Open Source Users Group.
Joe began writing software in the late ’90s at a large insurance company. He soon moved to Evant, a start-up which became a case study for agile software development processes. After spending several years as a consultant for companies including CNet and Compuware, Joe joined Pivotal Labs in 2005 as one of the founding members of Pivotal’s Ruby on Rails-focused practice. Joe has led projects at a wide variety of clients, from one-person start-ups to the world’s largest social networks and search companies. Joe works for Pivotal Labs remotely from Atlanta since 2012, where he remote-pair programs full time with developers in San Francisco and New Your City. He also blogs about his his passion, remote pair programming, at http://remotepairprogramming.com.
Arun is a Senior Developer Advocate on the Google Apps Developer Relations team. Arun works closely with Google Apps customers, partners and independent developers to help build compelling applications and workflows using Google Apps Script. Prior to Google, Arun spent over 9 years at a Boston area mobile software company building a cross-platform mobile application development framework for large enterprises. Arun has a BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Arun resides in New York City but still loves the outdoors.
Roman is an Android Developer Advocate at Google New York, focusing on user experience and visual design. Previously, Roman worked on Google’s geospatial developer products and engaged in web design and development work on a variety of independent projects.
Co-presents with Adam Koch the following session:
Mike Oberlin is a veteran in the Enterprise Application Performance Management industry, having spent more than 14 years with likes of APM pioneers Precise Software, and EUEM Specialists, Coradiant. He now works with Appdynamics as a Solutions Consultant spreading the word of their Next Generation APM Solution. He has been involved in a broad range of industries from Financial, Healthcare and specializes in E-Commerce. Mike is also an avid tennis player and loves to travel.
Pratik Patel 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 the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/). You can find him on twitter here: @prpatel
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.
Summers is a Sr. Java developer for Red Hat. He works primarily on the AeroGear-Android libraries. He holds a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Human Computer Interaction from Georgia Tech. He maintains a blog at http://blog.sagaoftherealms.net.
Reza Rahman is a Java EE/GlassFish evangelist. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like TheServerSide. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server.
Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture, application development and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross and AAA using EJB 2, EJB 3, Spring and Seam.
Glenn Renfro is a Solutions Architect at Terracotta. Currently focusing on working with customers to implement large-scale in memory data management systems. He has 10 years experience in designing, building and delivering enterprise level applications in Java and 18 years total of software development experience.
Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com and now spends his time investigating better ways to develop software and evangelizing Cloud Foundry. He has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and three children.
- Developing polyglot persistence applications
- Decomposing applications for scalability and deployability
- Developing applications with Cloud Services
Chris Risner is a Windows Azure Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. Chris is focused on using Windows Azure as a backend for iOS and Android clients. Chris has been working with iOS and Android development for the past several years. Before working in mobile development, Chris worked on many large scale enterprise applications in Java and .NET. Chis is a prodigious learner who loves technology of all flavors and has a vast amount of experience in Smart Clients, Asp.Net MVC, C#, Java, Objective C, Android and iOS. Chris speaks from his many successes in different areas of technology. You can find out more about Chris at http://chrisrisner.com and http://twitter.com/chrisrisner.
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.
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.
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 http://twitter.com/ramsingaram
Yoel Spotts is a Senior Software Engineer at Nexidia, based in Atlanta. Holding degrees in Computer Science and Talmudic Law, he has almost 15 years of programming experience, primarily in the Java world. When not building software, Yoel enjoys teaching, hiking and spending time with his family.
Robert’s recent experience has centered on developing software for Microsoft Windows using C#. At 10gen he is responsible for developing and supporting the official C# Driver and for Windows related server tasks. Previously Robert has worked on C# middle tier and SQL Server database layers. Robert has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Robert lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Matt Stine is a Senior Consultant at VMware, Inc., supporting its vFabric Cloud Application platform. He is a twelve year veteran of the enterprise software and web development industries, with experience spanning the healthcare, biomedical research, e-commerce, retail store and insurance domains.
Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies, but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity.
Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to CodeMash and serves as Technical Editor of NFJS the Magazine (https://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/home/magazine_subscribe). Matt is also the founder of the Memphis/Mid-South Java User Group.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regular invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat is the coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning “Practices of an Agile Developer,” author of
“Programming Groovy” and “Programming Scala”.
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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.
Andrew Trice is a Developer Evangelist with Adobe Systems. Andrew brings to the table more than a decade of experience designing, implementing, and delivering rich applications and immersive experiences for the web, desktop, and mobile devices.
Peter brings to Gradleware more than 20 years experience as a software developer and enterprise architect in the engineering and financial technology sectors. From 1998 to 2012, he worked at Goldman Sachs, most recently as the CTO of the GS Application Practices Group. In this role, he delivered an integrated development platform for firm–wide usage that satisfied audit and regulatory controls for GS software development. A strong advocate of project automation and agile, lean, and TDD techniques, Peter has committed code to open source projects, such as Fitnesse. He previously taught TDD classes at Goldman Sachs.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham in England, Peter holds a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He lives outside of New York City with his family.
James Ward (http://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 http://github.com/jamesward.
Jason Weathersby, Director of Evangelism and Community Development, has been a member of the extended BIRT development team at Actuate for more than 8 years, is a frequent technical speaker at international industry events and webinars, and has many years’ experience in business intelligence tools, database technologies, data visualization and related technical consulting, training and publishing. He earned a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of South Carolina, Columbia, and blogs at http://www.birtworld.blogspot.com and http://jasonweathersby.sys-con.com/latest/blogs.