Peter is the CTO of SKiNNiO. He presents internationally and writes extensively on domain specific languages, agile architecture, NoSQL and requirements and estimating. He helps teams to develop great software quickly by improving the requirements gathering, estimating, project management processes, engineering practices and tools used.
He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA). He has presented at a range of conferences including ooPSLA, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference and the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, NFJS the Magazine and is a regular contributor to GroovyMag.
Brett Meyer is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and a core developer of Hibernate ORM. He currently focuses on Hibernate ORM 5.0, Hibernate OSGi, developer community engagement, and working closely with Red Hat customers and support engineers. In addition to ORM, he is passionate about SOA/OSGi, contributing to Apache Camel and other projects. He also architects and develops the software/web platforms driving dozens of non-profit organizations throughout the US.
Sven Peters is a software geek working as an ambassador for Atlassian. He has been developing Java applications for over 12 years and leading small teams using lean methodologies. Sven likes effective software development and cares about the motivation of developers.
Mark Pollack has been a core Spring (Java) developer since 2003 and founded its Microsoft counterpart, Spring.NET, in 2004. Mark now leads the Spring Data project and co-leads the Spring XD project that aims to simplify application development with new data technologies around big data and NoSQL databases. Mark is co-author of the Spring Data book by O’Reilly Media
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”.
Rob Winch is the project lead of the Spring Security and Spring LDAP projects. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework, co-author of the Spring Security 3.1 book, and enjoys presenting about anything technical. In the past he has worked in the health care industry, bioinformatics research, high performance computing, and as a web consultant. When he is not sitting in front of a computer he enjoys playing the guitar.