Presentation: Keynote & Internet Of things
Simon Ritter manages the Java Technology Evangelist team at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now focuses on the core Java platform and embedded Java. He also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces, embedded robot controllers and in-car systems.
Presentation: JavaFX with Java 8
Consultant and author Adam Bien is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6 / 7, EJB 3.X, JAX-RS and JPA 2.X JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and with Servlets/EJB 1.0 and is now an architect and developer for Java SE and Java EE projects. He has edited several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices (http://realworldpatterns.com) and Real World Java EE Night Hacks. Adam is also a Java Champion, Top Java Ambassador 2012, and JavaOne 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 Rock Star. Adam organizes occasionally Java (EE) workshops at Munich's Airport (http://airhacks.com).
Presentation: Java Classloaders
Simon is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround, and is all about community discussion and interaction. His passion around technical communities led him to become the founder and organiser of the vJUG (virtualJUG), as well as continuing to be an active leader of the London Java Community (LJC). Simon's energy in building and driving the Java community forward culminated in him becoming a Java Champion in 2014. Previously, Simon worked for IBM for almost 12 years, testing, developing and evangelising WebSphere Application Server. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, IBM Impact, JDC, JMaghreb and many more (including the vJUG), and is a keen technical writer for RebelLabs.
Presentation: Making Java more dynamic
Rafael works as a software engineer at Bouvet ASA in Oslo. He is a proponent of static typing and a JVM enthusiast with particular interests in code instrumentation, functional programming and the Scala language. Rafael blogs about software development and regularly presents at conferences. When coding outside of his work place, Rafael often works on Byte Buddy, a library for simple runtime code generation for the Java virtual machine.
Presentation: The Live Reflection Madness
Heinz is the mastermind behind The Java Specialists' Newsletter. He has a PhD in Computer Science. Heinz has programmed significant portions of several large Java applications and has taught Java to thousands of professional programmers. He is a regular speaker at all the major Java conferences.
Heinz was chosen as a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems, the inventors of Java, for his work in advancing Java.
Heinz presents our Java training courses anywhere in the world, either in person or via remote teaching technologies. He is the uthor of all our courses, including Java Specialist Master, Design Patterns and Concurrency Specialist Courses.