David Delabassee

Presentation: Java EE 8 - What's new

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.

Filip Van Laenen

Filip van Laenen

Filip van Laenen is a Chief Architect at the Norwegian software company Computas AS, which supplies IT solutions to the public and the private sector in Norway. He has twenty years of experience in the software industry, and has worked a developer, senior developer, competence leader for security, QA responsible, and the last years mainly as an architect and technical project leader. For the last year or so, he has been heavily involved in a project running in the cloud, and gained some insights about what really happens between the earth and cloud nine.

Yegor Bugayenko

Presentation: Java Annotations Are a Bad Idea

Yegor is a CTO at Teamed.io, a software development company with an extremely distributed working model; a VC at SeedRamp.com; a regular blogger at www.yegor256.com; author of Elegant Objects book; a proud holder of PMP and OCMEA certifications; a hands-on Java developer and a lead architect of rultor.com and takes.org. Yegor lives in Palo Alto, CA and Kyiv, Ukraine.

Niall Deehan

Presentation: Implementing workflows and rules using Open Source

Niall Deehan

I’m a consultant with Camunda BPM, where I specialise in the implementation of executable BPMN models within the English-speaking world. My career has involved long stints as both a Java Developer and a Technical Analyst so I see BPMN (and especially Camunda BPM) as a linguistic bridge between those two disciplines. I dream of the day where all communication can be made through BPMN so that spelling would become obsolete.

Jan Ypma

Presentation: Reactive data marshalling for Java and Scala: XML, JSON and CSV made fun again

Jan Ypma is a full-stack software architect at Tradeshift, focusing on developing at scale. He has designed Java enterprise systems at international level in a variety of domains. His background in electrical engineering and embedded software gives him a fresh out-of-box perspective. Jan is a contributor to the Akka framework and other open source projects.

Stéphane Nicoll

Presentations: From Zero to Hero with Spring Boot & 10 Tips And Tricks To Get Super Productive With Spring Boot

Stephane Nicoll

Stéphane has a thing for code quality and robustness. He's been spreading the word for more than ten years while developing large scale Java enterprise applications in the geospatial, financial, or logistics sectors. An Apache Maven PMC member since 2006, he joined the core Spring Framework development team early 2014, being one of the main contributors to both Spring Framework and Spring Boot since. During his free time, he loves traveling around the world.

Monica Beckwith

Presentations: A Performance Engineer's Guide to HotSpot JVM's Execution Engine

Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. Monica led Oracle's Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the 'Java Performance Companion' book. Monica was recently considered one of the influential women in Java and Scala: http://blog.takipi.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between.

Alex Borysov

Presentation: Enabling Googley microservices with gRPC

Alex Borysov

Software engineer / technical leader with solid experience in large scale software development. Passionate about software development process and technologies. Developed microservices architecture for World leading social games; built core infrastructure backend services for a unicorn startup in Silicon Valley with 300+ million users. Currently working on IoT platform at Google. Clean coder, test-driven developer.

Lasse Jenssen

Presentation: Oracle Internals for Java Developers

A Java developer and Oracle expert, focusing on relational database performance. The last 15 years the speaker has worked with Oracle performance towards - for instance - electric power vendors, insurance, communication and banking companies, both in new and existing projects. Very often he is hired to clean up after several attempts of solving performance issues. Presenter at JavaZone (2013 and 2016) and other events such as Oracle OpenWorld, Tech16, OUGN Spring seminar and different webinars. The speaker has also been leading classroom courses on Java and database technology; both through Oracle University and different colleges. Rewarded Oracle ACE Associate.

Asaf Mesika

Presentation: Microservices Testing In the Docker Era

Asaf Mesika

Asaf Mesika is a core software engineer at Logz.io. He combines his passion for clean code, 15 years of experience and appreciation for great team work to build a truly outstanding open-source based Log Management product. Asaf previously worked at Akamai, developing a real time data pipeline and query engine for Akamai's scale security product. Asaf is also the co-founder of Java.IL, the Israeli Java User Group, fostering a thriving community since 2010. Some of Asaf’s previous international conference lectures are available for viewing. 

Ted Neward

PresentationBusy Developer's Guide to Building Languages

TedNewardI am, in a nutshell, a big geek, who takes great pride and joy in making other geeks into bigger and better (and hopefully more highly rewarded) geeks. Recently, I have stepped into the management role, looking for ways to leverage my skills as a "force multiplier" across the entire team, so as to better the team (and the organization) as a whole.

Nicolas Fränkel

Presentation: Designing a DSL in Kotlin

Nicolas Frankel

Nicolas Fränkel is a Software Architect with 15 years experience consulting for many different customers, in a wide range of contexts (such as telecoms, banking, insurances, large retail and public sector). Usually working on Java/Java EE and Spring technologies, but with narrower interests like Software Quality, Build Processes and Rich Internet Applications. Currently working for an eCommerce solution vendor leader. Also double as a teacher in universities and higher education schools, a trainer and triples as a book author.

Arun Gupta

Presentation: Deploy your microservice using Amazon Web Services S3, API Gateway, Lambda and Couchbase

Arun GuptaArun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team.


Alex Theedom

Presentation: Java EE 8: What HTTP/2 and Servlet 4.0 mean to you

Alex Theedom

Alex is a senior Java developer with over 10 years experience developing Java Enterprise Edition and Spring Framework applications. His most recent experience is the design of a microservice architectured online lottery platform. He is a Java trainer, the co-author of Professional Java EE Design Patterns and a regular speaker at conferences. He has authored and recorded Java courses for some of the best-known training providers including LinkedIn.

Heather VanCura

Presentation: Java, JCP, Adopt-a-JSR & You - A Winning Combination

Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura leads the JCP Program at Oracle, and is a leader of the global community driven adoption and user group programs. Heather drives the efforts to transform the JCP program and broaden participation and diversity in the community. She is passionate about Java, women in technology and developer communities, serving as an international speaker and community organizer of developer hack days around the world. Heather enjoys speaking at conferences, such as OSCON, Devoxx, JFokus, and the JavaOne Conferences. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA and enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

David Pilato

Presentation: Advanced search for your legacy application

David Pilato

David Pilato is Developer at elastic in elasticsearch team and French spoken language User Group creator. In his free time, he likes talking about elasticsearch in conferences or in companies (Brown Bag Lunches).

Maurice Naftalin

Presentation: Not Your Father's Complexity

Maurice Naftalin is principal developer at Morningside Light Ltd. He has been a developer, researcher and teacher in the software industry for four decades. He is a Java Champion, and co-author of "Java Generics and Collections" (O'Reilly, 2006), and author of "Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World" (Oracle Press, 2014).

Sanne Grinovero

Presentation: One ORM to rule them all

Sanne Grinovero

Sanne Grinovero has been a member of the Hibernate team for ten years, always having an interest in performance, scalability, and exploring its integration with new storage technologies and query engines. After falling in love with Hibernate Search as a user first, then as contributor, Sanne now leads this open source project in his role of Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. Curiosity for distributed systems led him to contribute to the Infinispan project; he co-founded the Hibernate OGM project with the aim of making NoSQL technologies more approachable to the Java ecosystem. He has lived in the Netherlands, Italy, Santo Domingo, Chile, Portugal and currently hacks in London.

Pernille Tranberg

Presentation: Data Ethics as the New Competitive Advantage

Pernille Tranberg

Founder of DataEthics Consulting/Digital Identity

Pernille Tranberg is an independent advisor in data ethics for companies, authorities and organisations. She speaks on data ethics based on the book DataEthics – The new Competitive Advantage. She also speaks to individuals on how to protect their data and perform digital selfdefense.

Maciek Próchniak

Presentation: OSGI, Java9 - do we need modularity in the age of microservices?

Maciek Prochniak

Maciek Próchniak is algebraic topologist, for more than 10 years developing on JVM for food and pleasure. This includes various subjects varying from architecture to operations and from integration to web development. Recently mostly focused on integration, OSGi and real-time stream processing. Likes to speak at conferences from Bergen to Cairo on wide range of topics – from Scala type system to noSQL databases. For 8 years happy @ TouK, and even more happy husband and father.

Ryan Cuprak

Presentation: Preparing for Java 9 Modules

Ryan CuprakRyan Cuprak is an CPG & Retail, Formulation R&D Development Senior Manager 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 Enginuitychemical 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.

Gunnar Morling

Presentation: Keeping your data sane with Bean Validation 2

Gunnar Morling

Gunnar Morling is a software engineer and open-source enthusiast by heart. He’s part of the Hibernate team at Red Hat where he focuses on Hibernate Search, OGM and Validator. Gunnar is the spec lead for Bean Validation 2.0 (JSR 380). In his spare time he leads the MapStruct project. Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked on a wide range of Java EE projects in the logistics and retail industries. He’s based in Hamburg, Germany.

Jesper Wermuth

Presentations: DevOps As Code. A War Story from the trenches of Infrastructure As Code

Jesper A. Wermuth is partner in Lund&Bendsen and a pioneer in practical applications of Cloud Technology; focusing on such aspects as automation, reproducibility, virtualizing, programming and scaling. Jesper has programmed since childhood and for the past 35 years, Jesper has contributed greatly to several IT companies, with assignments spanning from architecture and mentoring to management and programming. The only common denominator being that Jesper was an integral part of every project.

Thomas Much

Presentation: Easy Bean Mappings with MapStruct 1.2

Thomas Much

As an agile developer coach and XP coder, Thomas Much supports numerous teams master their methodical and technical challenges. He's working in projects from classic enterprise monoliths to e-commerce microservices, most of the time using the Java stack - and always happy, if a small tool or library eases development. He's living in Hamburg, together with his family, a black piano and lots of Lego. 

Antoine Sabot-Durand

IT consultant since 1996, Java developer since 2000 and Senior software Engineer at Red Hat since 2013, Antoine is CDI spec lead and in charge of CDI eco-system development and advocacy. He's also working on Microprofile API. Before that he worked as consultant and architect for a lot of customer in Bank, Insurance, public transport or Automotive.Antoine often fly from his Paris home to meet the community by speaking at Devoxx, Java One, or various Jugs. He’s also known to be a serial twitter on this topics. When not writing specification, coding, twitting or giving talk, Antoine likes spending time with his wife and 3 children.

Søren Glasius

Presentation: Getting Groovy

Søren Berg Glasius

Søren works for OCI - the home of Grails, where he everyday gets to work with his passion: Groovy and Grails. I have worked in the Java world for over 13 years, and have a gr8 passion for Groovy, Grails, Griffon and the other gr8 technologies. I am also the co-founder of GR8Conf and your friendly organizer of GR8Conf Europe... In 2009 Guillaume Laforge and I founded the GR8Conf. It was a gr8 success - with over 150 attendees from 17 countries around the world. Now eight years later, GR8Conf can be found in USA and India, and it is still growing stronger.

Milen Dyankov

Milen Dyankov

I’ve been building various kind of software and played various roles in IT industry for the last 22 years!

What I do

As of 2017 I’m Developer Advocate at Liferay and member of Developer Relations team where my main focus is on Java and modularity related aspects! I’m a frequent conference speaker trying my best to share my experience with fellow developers and collect important feedback from our users.

I still enjoy coding and use every occasion to do so - customer solutions, contributing to Open Source projects, various private projects, … I always find a reason to code :)

Rudy De Busscher

Presentation: Java EE 8 : Java EE Security API

Rudy De Busscher

Java EE Expert who has done several projects with a multitude of technologies, most of the time with JSF in the front. He has given training to many developers and students and has coached various teams. Always explaining state of the art technologies and how you can build applications today for tomorrow. Based on his work on the Octopus framework concerned around declarative permission based Java EE security, he became a member of the JSR 375 expert group for Java EE Permission API. In his spare time he helps various open source projects like Apache DeltaSpike and other projects like PrimeFaces