Dan Allen

Dan is an open source advocate, community catalyst, developer, published author (Seam in Action) and internationally recognized speaker. He is the lead of the Asciidoctor project (asciidoctor.org), serves as the strategic advisor for Arquillian (arquillian.org) and helps promote the JVM as a polyglot Java Champion.

As one of the founders of OpenDevise, Dan works with software communities and businesses to help them discover and cultivate their open source way. (Is there any other way?)

After a long conference day, you’ll likely find Dan enjoying chatting about tech, docs and open source with fellow community members over a Trappist beer or Kentucky Bourbon.

Josh Backfield

Senior Software Developer at Dell who writes and maintains multiple applications in a variety of languages such as C/C++, Java, Scala, and Groovy. Consistently pushes the boundaries of the development organizations “norm.” Enjoys testing and learning new languages and frameworks in the off time.

Ryan Baxter

Exploring new languages, frameworks, and technologies and sharing what he learns has always come naturally to Ryan, so being a developer advocate at IBM has been a perfect fit for him. Even when it was not his day job, Ryan has always put in the extra effort to educate his friends, colleagues, or anyone else who will listen. Currently, Ryan’s focus is on the cloud where he has been able to become familiar with a number of technologies including Node.js, mobile, Docker, and IoT to name a few. When he’s not coding, Ryan likes spending time with his daughter, ice fishing, and watching the Red Sox.

Marius Bogoevici

Marius Bogoevici is a software engineer with Pivotal, working on Spring XD, and contributor emeritus to Spring Integration. Marius has an experience of more than 17 years of architecting and developing enterprise applications. A staunch open-source software proponent, in his previous tenures at Red Hat and SpringSource, he actively took part in the development of various of open-source Java projects such as Spring Integration, Weld (CDI RI), and well as JBoss AS. Marius is also co-author of “Spring Integration in Action” (Manning, 2012).

Edward Burns

Ed has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Netscape 6, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and JavaServer Faces, and most recently, the Servlet specification. Ed has published four books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010) and Hudson Continuous Integration In Practice (2013).

Erika Burrows

Erika Burrows, PMP, PMI-ACP has a diverse professional background that includes being a 9-1-1 operator, a supervisor in an automotive factory, an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau, and a college English teacher. She has more than 15 years in marketing and advertising; has worked in Dubai, Bangalore, and all over the United States as a project manager for an engineering firm; and served as the Senior User Experience Specialist and UX Team Lead for a Fortune 500 utility holding company. Erika currently works as a Senior Project Manager for a Fortune 200 insurance company on the team tasked with introducing UX-grounded Agile to the firm.

Erika has spoken at regional, national, and global conferences including BST Global Users Conference, the Society for Technical Communications (as former president of the East Tennessee Chapter), and the Modern Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature Conference. In addition, she has served as guest instructor and guest speaker at the University of Tennessee, the University of Toledo, and others.

Erika holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toledo and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee; considers herself to be a writer by trade; and enjoys spending time with her husband Wayne, their five children, and their six grandchildren.

Blake Byrnes

Blake Byrnes is a founding partner and CTO of BlueFletch, a 25-person boutique consulting firm focused on mobile solutions. Blake has a background architecting big web systems and hands-on experience with the major mobile platforms. He has built large scale mobile solutions for big companies and brought product concepts to life for startups. Blake has started three companies in the past seven years. Prior to BlueFletch, he was founder and CEO of CrowdMind, co-founder of Less Meeting and managed teams as a consultant with Accenture. He graduated from the Duke University with a degree in Computer Science.

Eric Carlisle

Eric Carlisle is the Lead UI/UX Architect for Lookingglass, a firm specializing in cyber threat intelligence management. Though Eric’s strongest passion is for UI development, his experiences cover several aspects of website production.

Eric has 19 years experience in full-stack website development, working with clients including Under Armour, Toyota, World Wildlife Fund, and Johns Hopkins University.

Eric can be reached on Twitter @eric_carlisle or through his blog at ericcarlisle.com.

Kate Catlin

Kate Catlin is an Android Developer at Detroit Labs after recently graduating from their unique Apprenticeship program. One of the requirements of the training is that participants educate others on specific coding elements, which led to the creation of this presentation. Her background in community development and her recent entry into the tech scene combine to give her a distinctive skill at explaining concepts to newbies in an entertaining and attention-keeping manner. Kate is also the Founder of www.AssemblyOfCommerce.com, which is currently in beta mode, and a lover of all things related to bicycles and/or pita bread.

Doris Chen

Dr. Doris Chen
Twitter @doristchen

Doris is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, and Java).
Doris has over 18 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including O’Reilly OSCON, Fluent, HTML5 Dev Conference, JSEverywhere, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.
Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics.

Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in embedded and UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the JavaOne Content Chair. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, JFokus, OSCON, JFall, GeeCON, JustJava, and JavaOne, where he thrice received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/, and his hacking adventures can be seen on: http://nighthacking.com/

Roy Clarkson

Roy Clarkson is a software engineer at Pivotal where he works on Spring’s open source projects. Roy is the Spring for Android project lead and is also an organizer of the Atlanta Spring User Group. As a long time resident of Atlanta, he studied computer science at Georgia Tech before beginning his career as a software engineer. He has worked as a professional software developer for many years, with a variety of languages and technologies. He 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 development. Roy has spoken at several conferences and user groups about Spring and mobile technologies.

Michael Crump

Michael Crump is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile. You can reach him on Twitter @mbcrump or keep up with his blog by visiting michaelcrump.net.

Tian Davis

Software Engineer. JavaScript, Ruby - Mainly. Polyglot - Mostly. Bringing over a decade in the craft to bear on JavaScript is his modus operandi. As a Developer Advocate for Respoke.IO, he spends his days demystifying the power of WebRTC and the promise it holds.

Molly Dishman

Molly Dishman is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks Inc. a global IT Software Consultancy. During her ThoughtWorks career she has developed top quality software solutions for clients all over the world. She has been a trainer, developer, technical lead and coach during her time at ThoughtWorks. Molly is passionate about solving technical problems and helping others grow and learn software development.

Travis Douce

I am backend developer at Big Nerd Ranch in Atlanta, GA (USA), but the path here was long and windy. Prior to entering the world of programming and web development I earned a BA in Geography BA in Geography from the University of Georgia (USA) and a MS in Sustainable Resource Management from Technische Universität München (Freising, Germany) which led me to working with GIS (Geographical Information Systems) in field of Sustainability and Marine Science. And, it was here that I was first exposed to programming. Shortly after, I found Ruby, and have beed developing in Ruby for the last 3 years.

Apart from programming, I enjoy soccer, backpacking, dancing, reading and traveling. As a boy, I yearned to see the world beyond my farm in south Georgia (USA). Ever one to achieve my goals, I’ve now been to 26 countries and counting. I’m also passionate about volunteering and social justice. I’ve organized charity hikes and bike rides, renovated houses for purchase by low-income families, and raised money for a nonprofit by hiking all 2,176 miles of the Appalachian Trail in six months.

Markus Eisele

Markus is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. He is working with Java EE servers from different vendors since more than 14 years and talks about his favorite topics around Java EE on conferences all over the world. He has been a principle consultant and worked with different customers on all kinds of Java EE related applications and solutions. Beside that he has always been a prolific blogger, writer and tech editor for different Java EE related books. He is an active member of the German DOAG e.V. and it’s representative on the iJUG e.V. As a Java Champion and former ACE Director he is well known in the community.

Rob Eisenberg

Rob Eisenberg is a JavaScript expert and .NET architect working out of Tallahassee, FL and he is the President of Blue Spire. Rob got his start with computer programming at the age of nine, when he thoroughly fell in love with his family’s new Commodore 64. His fascination with programming started with the Commodore Basic language, then moved to Q Basic and QuickBasic and quickly continued on to C, C++, C# and JavaScript. Rob publishes technical articles regularly at http://eisenbergeffect.bluespire.com and has spoken at regional events and to companies concerning Web and .NET technologies, Agile software practices and UI engineering. He is coauthor of Sam’s Teach Yourself WPF in 24 Hours and is the creator of the Durandal and Caliburn.Micro frameworks. He’s formerly a member of the AngularJS 2.0 Core team, before leaving to return to work on Durandal and it’s next generation version: Aurelia.

Christoph Engelbert

Christoph Engelbert is a passionated Java developer with a deep commitment for Open Source software. He is mostly interested in Performance Optimizations and understanding the internals of the JVM and the Garbage Collector. He loves to bring software to it’s limits by looking into profilers and finding problems inside of the codebase.
In addition he is highly interested in new ideas, technologies and new ways of solving problems. He has a deep understanding of IP based technologies like Protocol Stacks, TCP, UDP and asynchronous service implementations and fast serialization solutions.
Normally he doesn’t like to reinvent the wheel but if there is a reason and a chance to make it faster or easier to use he still does it.

Yakov Fain

Yakov Fain is Java Champion and a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. He leads Princeton Java Users Group. Recently Yakov co-authored the book “Enterprise Web Development” (O’Reilly). Two of his books will be published this year: “Java For Kids” (No Starch Press) and the second edition of “Java 24-Hour Trainer” (Wrox).

Stephen Feather

Stephen Feather founded Feather Direct in 2009, recognizing a need for quality mobile app development, reputation management, and SEO services for smaller organizations. He worked directly with communications companies such as Netscape, Microsoft, and Oracle in the early days of the Internet. In 1996 he authored JavaScript by Example, one of the first publications on the then-new scripting language. He volunteers time to assist and train a new generation of app developers through online forums and local user groups.

Axel Fontaine

Axel Fontaine is the founder and CEO of Boxfuse (boxfuse.com), letting you go in seconds from JVM app to secure & immutable machine image which can be run both on your laptop and in the cloud.

Axel is also the creator and project lead of Flyway (flywaydb.org),
the open-source tool that makes database migration easy.

Additionally he regularly speaks at many large international
conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone, JAX, …

You can find him online at axelfontaine.com and on Twitter as @axelfontaine

Brian Fox

Brian is VP of Product Management at Sonatype, with extensive open source experience as a member of the Apache Software Foundation for the past 7 years and former Chair of the Apache Maven project. Brian has provided significant development contributions to the Maven ecosystem, including the maven-dependency-plugin and maven-enforcer-plugin. He has over 15 years of experience driving the vision behind, as well as developing and leading the development of software for organizations ranging from startups to large enterprises. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Daniel Webster College.

Todd Fritz

Todd is a Senior Software Architect at Altisource Labs who has 19 years of technology experience. He provides technical leadership for software development teams to both design and implement innovative, enterprise-class, high volume applications (SaaS/PaaS); which begins by understanding a customer’s business and organizational objectives. Todd is a rigorous problem solver with a diverse skill set that spans from backend systems to client-side technologies, with special emphasis on middleware solutions. For the past several years he has worked exclusively with agile methodologies and tools (Scrum, Atlassian/Jira; and prior to that RUP and other iterative development models) and focused on solutions design for business critical, distributed, highly concurrent, high volume messaging platforms, which utilize technologies such as: EDA, CEP, SOA, EIP, EAI, distributed caching and Big Data. Such versatility and experience enables him to perform and understand many different job functions, while contributing to future state vision, technology, architecture, development plans and team management.

Andrew Fuqua

Andrew Fuqua began developing software professionally in the mid ’80s using an iterative and incremental approach. After a few years of working in not-so-agile environments, Andrew got iterative and incremental again with a Smalltalk team in ’96, and then began using eXtreme Programming in 1999. For the last few years, Andrew has been involved in agile transformations in larger organizations, which brings us to his current role as an Enterprise Agile Coach with LeadingAgile. Andrew has previously held positions in management, product management and software development at companies like Internet Security Systems, Allure Global, and IBM.

Andrew is the president of the Agile Atlanta user group, which he helped start in 2001, as well as the Atlanta Limited WIP Society. He has also been active in other groups around town. Andrew earned a BS and MS in computer science and has an MBA from Duke University.

Viktor Gamov

Viktor Gamov is a Solutions Architect at Hazelcast - a leading open-source IMDG company. He helps companies with building distributed applications on the JVM. He holds an MS in Computer Science. He is a co-organizer of the Princeton Java Users Group and co-author of the O’Reilly book on Enterprise Web Development. Viktor presented at various international conferences (http://lanyrd.com/gamussa) on Java and JavaScript related topics. He tweets at @gamussa.

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure 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.

Spencer Gibb

Spencer Gibb is a Software Engineer for Pivotal, Inc.

His interests include distributed systems, jvm languages, web services frameworks, message-driven architectures and making software development simpler. He loves to create software to solve a pain point, such as creating a tool to automate workstation setup in his free time.

At Pivotal he works on Spring Cloud.

His industry experience has taken him from early e-commerce platforms to government and non-profit organizations to business intelligence startups. He has extensive java experience and experience in other languages such as scala and python. His database experience runs from Oracle and MySQL to Riak and Cassandra.

His blog is located at http://spencer.gibb.us

Tania Gonzales

Tania Gonzales is a consultant/software developer at Thoughtworks since 2013 and has been in the software development industry for about 6 years. She has worked in Peru where she is from and is now in Brazil. Since the beginning of her career she has worked in web application development, so she has used many Javascript frameworks and libraries, and has seen the change from when Javascript was just another utility library, to the point where it is now the main language for applications. Finally, she will be in a 6 months rotation to San Francisco next year for Thoughtworks.

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.

Aysylu Greenberg

Aysylu Greenberg works at Google. In her spare time, she works on open source projects in Clojure, ponders the design of systems that deal with inaccuracies, paints and sculpts.

Lee Grey

When not working as a Solution Architect at Apigee, Lee is working on his automated trading system written in Groovy.

JC Grubbs

JC Grubbs is a 15 year veteran of the software engineering world. He has worked as a developer, designer, architect, and project lead on small teams to multi-country initiatives. He has worked with many platforms and in numerous industries for clients from small startups to Fortune 25 firms. Today, JC is the CEO of DevMynd a software solutions firm with offices in Chicago and San Francisco focused on highly-productive agile development in rich web applications and services.

Freddy Guime

Freddy is the Director of Client Technology at OptionsCity Software. He deals with distilling and presenting Option and Future Market data from the most active exchanges. Always dealing with performance and usability he is always curious on how to make the overabundance of data useful for traders and consumers. Having worked with different technologies before has allowed him to come with solutions to rendering bottleneck problems. OptionsCity software is being used in real-time trading environments serving more than thirty clients, which transact millions of dollars. Also a Usability Guru, Freddy understands and bridges the concepts of high-throughput with usability within our software.

He is also the author and maintainer of the javapubhouse.com, a podcast dedicated to tutorial topics in Java that covers everything from the use of the keyword volatile to the definition of beautiful code, and he’s the current community leader for the Chicago Java Users Group.

Chris Haddad

A Cloudy PaaS and SaaS architect since the turn of the century. Chris is an Apache Stratos and Cloud architecture afficionado who has worked with clients to deploy innovative ecosystem PaaS environments.

Chris has led many successful startup software teams who operated as the solution provider of choice. He has advised Fortune 500 / Global 2000 organizations on software strategies, roadmaps, and best practices. Chris is an accomplished author and speaker, whose goal is to make you and your team successful. Chris has written for TechWell.com, OpenSource.com, InfoQ, and GigaOm, and spoken at Gartner Catalyst, SOA Symposium, CloudExpo, GigaOm Structure, and WSO2Con conferences (among others).

Gary Hale

Gary is a Principal Engineer at Gradleware and a project automation enthusiast. He is an IT generalist with over 15 years experience in software development, operations, architecture and everything in between. He has worked for companies from startups to large organizations in industries such as healthcare, transportation, technology and communications. He regularly speaks on topics related to devops, software development, and project automation.

Wesley Hales

Wesley Hales is a Software Developer at Shape Security and author of the book “HTML5 and JavaScript Web Apps.”

Rick Hall

Rick is a software developer at RentPath, working in Clojure and ClojureScript. He is one of the organizers of the Atlanta Clojure Meetup group. He blogs about Clojure at onbeyondlambda.blogspot.com.

Ross Hambrick

Ross Hambrick is currently Director of Android at stable/kernel where he is leading the strategy and implementation of Android client solutions. He has been building full stack mobile systems since the days of PocketPC more than a decade ago. Over the years, he has lead teams in building both custom solutions for clients with mobile needs and new and innovative products for emerging consumer markets like mobile payments.

Hadi Hariri

Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends as much time as he can writing code.

Mike Hartington

Mike is developer advocate for Ionic, who has used the frameworks since its alpha. Mike manages the Ionic Forum, serves as a resource to developers, writes technical documentation, and create demos using various APIs. When he’s not working, you can find him relaxing with a beer and guitar.

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.

Burk Hufnagel

Burk is a long-time programmer and software architect, with experience in multiple languages. He has presented technical topics at AJUG meetings, JavaOne, DevNexus, and the Atlanta IT Architect Regional Conference for several years. In 2010, he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star for his talk on User Experience Anti-Patterns titled “No More Loser Experiences”. Burk wrote two articles for the O’Reilly book “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know”, and another two for “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know”. He has also contributed to books like the “SCJP for Java 6 Study Guide”, and “Head First Software Development”, as a technical reviewer.

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is the Regional Director of Consulting - Northeast at Hortonworks a leading distribution of Apache Hadoop with over 25 years of application and data technology experience. Prior to joining Hortonworks, he was had roles evangelizing fast distributed data solutions at VMware and managing large development teams at CGI. When not working Mark heads up The New England Java Users Group, one of the worlds largest and oldest java users groups and spends time relaxing with his family.

Max Katz

Max Katz heads Developer Relations for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: http://maxkatz.org and Twitter: @maxkatz.

Bryson Koehler

Bryson is a firm believer in IT as a Service – the concept where IT “gets out of the way” and openly arms every product developer with the tools they need to crank out an endless supply of innovations.

As a member of the Executive Committee and self-proclaimed weather geek, Bryson plays a key role in the overall business strategy for The Weather Company and as head of the technology group, Bryson oversees the strategic vision, technical direction, development, execution and operations of all technology initiatives, systems and platforms across all of the company’s four divisions – TV, Digital, Professional and International.

Mr. Koehler brings a passion for change and innovation by sitting at the strategy table for both business and technology groups within large and small enterprises. He believes that a culture of “Live vs. PreRecorded” is the best way for an enterprise to embrace the capabilities of technology and empower their businesses to innovate and outperform.

Ken Kousen

Ken Kousen is President of Kousen IT, Inc, through which he does software development and technical training in all areas related to Java, especially open source topics like Android, Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. He is the author of the book “Making Java Groovy” from Manning (http://manning.com/kousen/) and the book “Gradle for Android”, upcoming from O’Reilly.

Valerie Lampkin

Valerie Lampkin is currently a Technical Resolution Specialist for IBM MQ Light and IoT Bluemix services.

In her fifteen years of practical IT experience, Valerie has assisted, supported, mentored, and enabled teams with their middleware infrastructure, helping to troubleshoot development, implementation, and operational problems.

Valerie has coauthored several IBM Redbooks publications on the topics of MQ, MQTT, IoT and MessageSight.

Yoav Landman

Yoav is the CTO of JFrog, the Artifactory Binary Repository creators, JavaOne 2011 and 2013 Duke Choice Awards winner; Yoav laid the foundation to JFrog’s flagship product in 2006 when he founded Artifactory as an open source project.

In 2008 he co-founded JFrog where he leads the future of products like Artifactory and, more recently, Bintray.
Prior to starting up JFrog, Yoav was a software architect and consultant in the field of configuration management and server-side JVM applications. Yoav blogs at http://blogs.jfrog.org and http://java.net, and tweets as @_yoav_.

Elaine Law

Elaine Law is Director, PMO & Project Management Expert at Avenue Code, and has over 17 years of experience managing information technology projects. Elaine is responsible for growth, development and management of all PMO staff. Elaine is also an adjunct professor at University California, Berkeley Extension.

She possesses CSM, PMP, and PMI – ACP certifications, and has served for over 6 years as a volunteer leader with the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Project Management Institute with the latest conclusion of the President’s role in April 2013. Elaine’s most recent adventure with PMI is now as Region 7 Community Outreach Advisor Southwest North America.

Jonathan LeBlanc

Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O’Reilly book “Programming Social Applications”, and the Head of Global Developer Advocacy for Braintree and PayPal.

Specializing in identity, auth and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.

Joonas Lehtinen

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is the founder of Vaadin project, a Java-based framework for building awesome web UI easily in Java. He is the founder and CEO of the company behind the Vaadin framework and leads a team of 80 engineers who are mostly working in European timezones. While not in a hangout to 10 time zones away from Vaadin’s Silicon Valley offices, Joonas keeps failing in getting rid of his Finnish accent.

Josh Long

Josh Long is the Spring Developer Advocate. Josh is the lead author on Apress’ Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition, the O’Reilly “Pro Spring Roo” book, the Pearson “Livelessons for Spring” and a committer on several Spring projects and the Activiti BPMN framework. 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. Josh’s interests include big-data, mobile, REST, NoSQL and integration. He blogs on the Spring blog and on his personal blog.

Andrey Madan

Andrey Madan is a software testing professional focusing on automated tools and methodologies. He is currently a Senior Solution Architect at Parasoft where he works with customers to identify best technical and business approaches for efficient testing of heterogeneous applications. Andrey is passionate about testing approaches to satisfy stringent quality expectations. Prior to joining Parasoft, Andrey spent 10 years at Medtronic building test environments for life critical embedded systems. He led various teams to work with development and testing organizations to deliver solutions influencing all phases of SDLC. Andrey received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University in West-Lafayette, IN.

Kito Mann

Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc., specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with JavaServer Faces, portlets, Liferay, and Java EE technologies. He is also the editor-in-chief of JSFCentral.com (www.jsfcentral.com), co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast, host of the JSF Podcast interview series, and the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning). Mann has participated in several Java Community Process expert groups (including CDI, JSF and Portlets) and is also an internationally recognized speaker. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Kit Merker

Kit Merker is a product manager at Google, working on Google Container Engine and Kubernetes. Previously he worked at Microsoft on engineering tools for Bing, enterprise cloud adoption for Telecom & Media global partners, and commerce & billing for Office365 and Microsoft Azure.

Mark Miller

Mark Miller is recognized internationally for weaving engaging tales to simplify the explanation of complex, technological solutions. Among other things, Mark is the Executive Producer of the OWASP 24/7 Podcast Series, curator of the Trusted Software Alliance, Founder of the 50-in-50 Interview Series, and the Nexus Community Advocate for Sonatype. When not producing broadcasts for his shows or speaking at conferences, he likes to build Lego EV3 robots, fly stunt kites with his 9 year old daughter, and support his 12 year old son’s ice hockey addiction.
Recent Speaking Engagements:
– Africa - Johannesburg|Cape Town|Nairobi
– South America - Argentina| Uruguay |Chile
– Antarctica (Yes, THAT Antarctica!)
– Canada – Montreal | Toronto
– UK – London | Birmingham | Nottingham
– USA - San Francisco| Boston | New York | Washington DC
– Southeast Asia  - Hong Kong |Singapore | Ho Chi Minh City | Manila
–  Sydney, Australia | Wellington, New Zealand
– Dubai, United Emirates

Michael Minella

Michael Minella is a software engineer, teacher and author with over a decade of enterprise development experience. Michael was a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). He currently works for Pivotal as the project lead for the Spring Batch project as well as an instructor at DePaul University. Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock.

Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys woodworking, photography and InfoSec hobbies.

Laura Moore

Laura Moore is currently with Daugherty Business Systems in Atlanta, GA and has been building online web application tools for customers in transportation and telecommunications for over 12 years.

Chris Morrow

I’m a Senior UI Developer at Soltech, Inc. I’ve worked in the web development field for over 16 years. I’ve used a number of web technologies including Flash, Flex, JavaScript, jQuery, Knockout JS, Angular JS, NodeJS, and HTML5. Throughout my career I have maintained focus on the UI and the user experience. When I’m not coding I enjoy tennis, a good craft beer, or hanging out with my wonderful wife and two kids.

Florian Motlik

Flo is the CTO and co-founder of Codeship, a Continuous Delivery platform. Flo oversees the technical product vision for Codeship and regularly works with customers and partners to evaluate and shape the latest trends in building their cloud based infrastructure.

Before that he studied Computer Science at the Vienna University of Technology with a specialisation on Developer Tools and Cloud Computing.

Monika Mueller

Monika Mueller is the Managing Director for Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s had a long career in IT and business consulting, delivering solutions to large organizations in a variety of industries and process areas.

Prior to joining Daugherty Business Solutions, Mueller held positions at General Motors, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. At one of these predecessors, Mueller was managing 60+ on and off shore development resources to implement a $13 million program.

She has her MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is bilingual, speaking English and German. With a strong record of success, she’s leading a talented team of individuals to be innovative in solving business problems and achieving business value through the solution. When she’s not driving business value, you can find Monika hiking and mountain biking with her husband and two children. She’s also quite the world traveler, spending vacation time in Germany where her husband’s family resides.

David Nolen

David Nolen is a software engineer for Cognitect. He enjoys making music, writing JavaScript, writing ClojureScript, and exploring new approaches to user interface programming.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo (http://www.triplingo.com/). 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.

Jonathan Popham

Jonathan Popham’s philosophy is to make stuff just for fun. He’s a hacker, writer, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Jonathan organizes Google Developer Group Atlanta and serves as President of Freeside Atlanta. He would love to talk to you about open source web components. He sometimes blogs at http://novice.guru

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.

Christian Posta

Christian Posta is a Principal Middleware Specialist/Architect at Red Hat. He’s a committer on Apache ActiveMQ, Camel, Fabric8 and others. He specializes in developing high-performance enterprise software
applications and architectures with an emphasis on scalable middleware, integration, and messaging and is a frequent blogger (http://christianposta.com/blog) and speaker on integration, devops, opensource, and cloud solutions.

Steven Pousty

Steve is a Dad, Son, Partner, and PaaS Dust Spreader (aka developer evangelist) with OpenShift. He goes around and shows off all the great work the OpenShift engineers do. He can teach you about PaaS with Java, Python, PostgreSQL MongoDB, and some JavaScript. He has deep subject area expertise in GIS/Spatial, Statistics, and Ecology. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and done over 30 workshops including Monktoberfest, MongoNY, JavaOne, FOSS4G, CTIA, AjaxWorld, GeoWeb, Where2.0, and OSCON. Before OpenShift, Steve was a developer evangelist for LinkedIn, deCarta, and ESRI. Steve has a Ph.D. in Ecology from University of Connecticut. He likes building interesting applications and helping developers create great solutions.

Jeff Prestes

Developer Evangelist responsible for present PayPal/Braintree product stack to developers in North America.
Build developers community around PayPal brand. Also, create papers and hacks using Java/PHP/Android and RaspberryPi for Technical Events.

Past Software Architect/Developer in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly in the areas of Web, Mobile, and Client/Server applications using Java and PHP. I also have experience with Oracle PL/SQL. I used to develop these applications using Oracle, MySQL and MS-SQL Server databases.

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman is a long time former independent consultant and now officially a Java EE/GlassFish evangelist at Oracle. 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 and NFJS. He is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and 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, CDI, Spring and Seam.

Glenn Renfro

As a Pivotal engineer, Glenn is a core committer for Spring XD, Spring Integration and has contributed to Spring Batch and Spring Boot. He has 12 years experience in designing, building and delivering enterprise level applications in Java and 20 years total of software development experience.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect. He is a Java Champion, a JavaOne rock star 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 also the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS for Amazon EC2. He consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications.

Brian Rinaldi

Brian Rinaldi is the Developer Content Manager at Telerik focused on ensuring that the Developer Relations team creates top notch content for the web development community on the Telerik Developer Network..

Brian founded a popular developer site called Flippin’ Awesome (now Modern Web) and serves as co-editor ofMobile Web Weekly. You can follow Brian via @remotesynth on Twitter.

Gary Russell

Gary has been in software engineering, concentrating on Enterprise Integration, for over 30 years on various platforms, and in the Java space since the late ’90s. He has been developing with the Spring Framework since 2004. He has been a committer on the Spring Integration and Spring AMQP projects for over 5 years, and now leads both projects.

Roy Russo

Roy Russo is the Vice President of Engineering at Predikto Analytics. Before joining Predikto, Roy was the Chief Architect at AltiSource Labs, a FinTech startup based in Atlanta, GA. Roy was the Co-Founder and VP of Product Management for Atlanta-based Marketing Automation vendor, LoopFuse; recently acquired by Atlanta-based SalesFusion, Inc. Roy also helped Co-Found JBoss Portal, a JSR-168 compliant enterprise Java Portal, and represented JBoss on the Java Content Repository, JSR-170. He is currently the founder of ElasticHQ.org the leading open-source monitoring and management application for ElasticSearch clusters, and co-author of Elasticsearch in Action.

Baruch Sadogursky

Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate of JFrog, the creators of Artifactory Binary Repository, the home of Bintray, JavaOne 2011 and 2013 Duke Choice Awards winner.

For a living he hangs out with the JFrog tech leaders, writes some code around Artifactory and Bintray, and then speaks and blogs about all that. He does it repeatedly for the last dozen of years and enjoys every moment of it.

Baruch is @jbaruch on twitter and mostly blogs on JFrog and Bintray blogs.
His speaker history on Lanyrd

Claudina Sarahe

Claudina Sarahe is an NYC based entrepreneur, front-end architect, organizer, speaker, and teacher. She co-founded and runs SassConf and co-organizes GothamSass which she co-founded in 2012. Claudina has been developing websites for over a decade. She’s worked with notable brands and clients including Daniel Libeskind, PBS, Scholastic, and UNICEF. Claudina currently consults for OddBird and is a part of the 2015 PastryBox project. She’s an avid learner and traveller; loves digging through crates of vinyl and DJs and makes mixtapes under the moniker DJ Afrocat. Keep up with her radical shenanigans at itsmisscs.me or @itsmisscs..

Matthew Schmidt

As President and CTO, Matt leads the global engineering team at DZone, a tech media website designed for technology professionals. He began working at DZone in 2001 as a student intern and, after graduating from NC State with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in 2004, Matt became the VP of Engineering. Since then, he and Rick Ross (his co-founder and DZone’s CEO) have grown DZone to attract a global audience of millions of technology professionals.

Matt is also the architect of DZone’s knowledge management software product, AnswerHub. Since its creation in 2011, he has played an integral role in growing the platform and signing on major enterprise customers like LinkedIn, eBay, GE, and many more.

Matt is happily married to his wife Kerri, and has 2 sons and a daughter.

Jack Singleton

Jack Singleton is a Developer at Thoughtworks who enjoys analyzing vulnerabilites in software and playing with scala and clojure.

Daniel Somerfield

Daniel Somerfield has over 15 years experience developing software for retail sales, corporate communications, enterprise development, and IT security and compliance. In 1997 he co-founded ISNetworks, a company specializing in digital signature and encryption technologies. While running ISNetworks, he and business partner Jess Garms co-wrote several articles and “Professional Java Security” published by Wrox Press.

He currently lives in San Francisco, working as a consultant at ThoughtWorks, where he spends a lot of time thinking about how to help companies be productive, efficient, and secure.

Yoel Spotts

Yoel Spotts is a Senior Software Engineer at Travel Syndication Technology (TST), based in Atlanta. Holding degrees in Computer Science and Talmudic Law, he has over 15 years of programming experience, primarily in the Java world. When not building software, Yoel enjoys teaching, hiking and spending time with his family.

Ronald Stacey

Ron Stacey is a Program Manager for Daugherty Business Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. His 25 years in IT and business have spanned systems integration, network engineering, development, database administration, and project management for large application development & implementation projects. Ron has managed or participated in technical solutions projects on four continents. During his career, he’s spent roughly equal time in consulting and industry, in the energy management, healthcare, telecommunications, banking/finance, transport/shipping, industrial manufacturing, retail, and public sectors.

Ron Stacey holds an MBA from the University of Georgia, and is certified both as a PMP and a Certified Scrum Master. As a frequent speaker and panelist, he enjoys sharing knowledge and coaching with audiences on a variety of topics. In his personal time, he enjoys international travel, particularly to family in Spain, France, and Germany.

Mike Stowe

Michael Stowe is a professional software engineer with over 10 years experience building applications for law enforcement, the medical field, nonprofits, and numerous industrial companies. Over the last two years he has been focused on APIs and ways to improve industry standards and efficiency. He now works for MuleSoft, a company on the leading edge of API development and management, as well as SOA/ ESB architectures. You can view slides from his other talks at mikestowe.com/slides or follow him: @mikegstowe

Rossen Stoyanchev

Rossen is a committer on the Spring Framework team with a strong focus on web development including Spring MVC and WebSocket messaging. Previously Rossen consulted and trained Spring teams for several years. He has been involved with Java and web development in various industries and domains since the mid 90s.

Robbie Strickland

Robbie works for The Weather Channel, leading the team that builds data analysis services for weather.com and the TWC mobile apps. He has been involved in the Cassandra project since 2010 and has contributed in a variety of ways over the years; this includes work on drivers for Scala and C#, the Hadoop and Spark integrations, heading up the Atlanta Cassandra Users Group, and answering lots of Stack Overflow questions.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter is responsible for Red Hat JBoss middleware developer tooling and frameworks and is specifically focused on technologies such as Java EE, Spring, PaaS, HTML5 and Apache Cordova. Burr’s passion is learning, teaching and demonstrating developer facing technologies.
He has previously been the President of the Atlanta Java Users Group, founder of the DevNexus conference, founder of the Atlanta chapter of the IASA and an Oracle Java Champion.

Stephen Thomas

Stephen specializes in front-end development at Georgia Tech’s Department of Education Technology where he is helping to build the Open Academic Environment. He is the author of several books on the Internet and networking technology and has written about JavaScript development for Smashing Magazine, sitepoint and others. His most recent book is Data Visualization with JavaScript from No Starch Press.

Rosalie Tolentino

Rosalie Tolentino is a developer at Thoughtworks who loves tests and dabbling in security.

Jennifer Tong

Jenny is a Developer Advocate at Firebase. There she helps people cause trouble with code. Before Firebase, Jenny wore many hats as she explored the software industry, including developer relations on Google Glass, and robotics engineer at NASA. When she’s unplugged, you can often find her playing roller derby or practicing aerial silks.

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.

Greg Turnquist

Greg is a test-bitten script junky. He is a member of the Spring team at Pivotal. He works on Spring Data REST, Spring Boot and other Spring projects, while also working as an editor-at-large of Spring’s getting started guides. He launched the Nashville JUG in 2010. He created Spring Python and wrote Spring Python 1.1 and Python Testing Cookbook. He is currently writing Learning Spring Boot. He has been a Spring fan for years.

TJ VanToll

TJ VanToll is a senior developer advocate for Telerik, a jQuery team member, and the author of jQuery UI in Action. He has over a decade of web development experience—specializing in performance and the mobile web. TJ speaks about his research and experiences at conferences around the world, and has written for publications such as Smashing Magazine, HTML5 Rocks, and MSDN Magazine. TJ is @tjvantoll on Twitter and tjvantoll on GitHub.

Sophia Voychehovski

After a leading the cross-device design of CNN’s 2012 election results, Sophia began thinking, writing, and speaking about what responsive design can teach us about elegant simplicity. For the past 2 years, Sophia has be applying these principles all her projects: responsive or not. In this highly applicable talk, Sophia will teach a crash course on Object Oriented UX, or OOUX, the center piece of her simplicity strategy.

Jason Weathersby

Jason Weathersby is a Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, evangelizing Firefox OS, Developer Tools and all things for the Open Web. He is also a committer on the BIRT project at the Eclipse Foundation, and has co-authored several books and written many articles on BIRT integration. He is a proponent of HTML5, the Open Web and Open Source and is a regular contributor to the Mozilla Hacks blog. Jason has over 20 years experience in the software development field, ranging from real time process control to business intelligence software.

Jim Weaver

James Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client applications and the Internet of Things (IoT). James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, and the Pro JavaFX series. As an Oracle Java Technology Ambassador, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java, JavaFX, and IoT. James tweets as @JavaFXpert, blogs at http://JavaFXpert.com and may be reached at james.weaver AT oracle.com

Phillip Webb

Phil Webb is a Spring Framework committer and co-lead of the Spring Boot project. Originally from the UK, Phil currently lives in San Francisco where he’s employed by Pivotal to work 100% on Open Source.

Justin Woo

Justin Woo is a Developer Evangelist at PayPal and has been programming ever since he got his first IBM XT running DOS. He loves writing mobile applications (especially hybrid-HTML5 applications) and wishes everything could be done in LISP. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering around with cool hardware. He’s built a game for Autistic Children, a Robot that can be controlled remotely and even a Kinect game involving tapeworms. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Computer Engineering and was previously a Program Manager at Microsoft. He lives with his wife and two wonderful dogs - one of which refuses to admit that he is blind and the other that likes to pretend she’s a rabbit. In his spare time he loves playing squash and board games (his favorite being Settlers of Catan). He also grew up in Singapore and so please don’t mind his Singlish.


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