JDK IO 2015 Speakers
David Delabassee is a Product Manager working at Oracle in the GlassFish and Java EE Team. Prior to that, he spent the last 10 years at Sun Microsystems focusing on Java end-to-end (from the smart card to the high end server), all the related technologies, and the developer tools. He has been involved in Java projects since the early days of this technology. David is a steering member of Devoxx, Europe largest Java conference.
In his spare time, he enjoy tinkering and playing with technologies such as Java, Arduino, Processing, Linux, etc.
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.
Ryan Cuprak is an e-formulation analyst at Dassault Systemes, co-author EJB in Action 2nd Edition from Manning and the NetBeans Certification Guide from McGrall-Hill. He is also president of the Connecticut Java Users Group since 2003. Ryan is a JavaOne Rockstar Presenter. At Dassault Systemes he works on the ENOVIA Enginuity chemical formulation software and is involved in desktop and backend server development as well as client data migrations. Prior to joining DS, Ryan worked for a distributed computing company, TurboWorx, and also Eastman Kodak’s Molecular imaging Systems group, now part of Burker. Ryan earned a BS in computer science and biology from Loyola University Chicago.
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).
Sven Ruppert has been speaking Java since 1996. He is a Principal IT Consultant for codecentric in Munich. In his free time he regularly contributes to German IT periodicals, including Java Magazin, Eclipse Magazin, and Entwickler Magazin, as well as tech portals such as JAXenter.de (http://jaxenter.de/Sven-Ruppert-168244).
Presentation: Building Modular Java Applications in the Cloud Age
Bert Ertman is a Fellow at Luminis in the Netherlands. Besides his day job he is a Java User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group (~4000 members). A frequent speaker on Java and Software Architecture related topics all over the world, as well as a book author and member of the editorial advisory board for Dutch software development magazine: Java Magazine. In 2008, Bert was honored by being awarded the coveted title of Java Champion by an international panel of Java leaders and luminaries. Bert is a JavaOne 2012 Rock Star Speaker and a 2013 Duke's Choice Award winner.
Alex Petrov is a Functional Programmer and Developer, working for codecentric AG and spending his spare time hacking Haskell and Clojure code with ClojureWerkz, spending his time making slow things fast, complex things simpler. He’s been involved with multiple Java open source projects, including Reactor.
Presentation: JavaFX Everywhere
Founder and leader of Java User Group Muenster (Germany), JavaFX community co-lead, IoT community co-lead, Java Champion, Java developer, interested in java desktop and custom controls in JavaFX, HTML5 Canvas and Java Swing. Also interested in IoT in general and Java(FX) on embedded devices like Raspberry Pi, i.MX6, CubieBoard, Odroid and BeagleBoneBlack
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.
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.
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: Java on iOS? Yes you can!
Niklas Therning is the founder of the RoboVM open-source project and head geek at Trillian Mobile AB. He has made it his mission to bring Java and other JVM languages to iOS and do it properly. Before starting RoboVM Niklas created the SpamDrain anti-spam service, where he did everything and anything, including Java/Scala/Web development, Linux system administration and customer support. Niklas has been presenting on RoboVM at conferences such as Oracle's JavaOne, JFokus - Sweden's largest Java developer conference and Devoxx France.
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.