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We've gathered project and spec leads, go-to bloggers, best-selling authors and industry insiders for 3 days of information sharing. Here's a list of who is confirmed to present at TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011:

Meet the Java Experts

James Gosling, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJames Gosling, Father of Java
Presenting: Keynote: Surfing the Currents of Change and Panelist for Keynote Panel Discussion: The Java Community Process: What's Wrong and How to Fix It

While most likely everyone knows Java expert James Gosling by name recognition alone, his official bio includes a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary followed by a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. Best known for the original design of the Java programming language and the implementation of its original compiler and virtual machine, he has also contributed to the Real-Time Specification for Java and was an original researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools, prior to becoming Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products Group and most recently CTO of Sun's Client Software Group when Oracle finalized their acquisition of Sun in early 2010.

One of the computer industry's most noted programmers, he is also the recipient of Software Development's "Programming Excellence Award" in addition to co-authoring such programming bibles including The Java Language Specification and The Java Programming Language.

In the past. James has been a speaker at key industry events and Java conferences, including last year's Java Symposium and JavaOne 2009.

Visit James Gosling’s blog: Nighthacks.

Steve Harris, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumSteve Harris, Senior Vice-President, Application Server Development, Oracle
Presenting: Co-Keynote: Java in Flux: Utopia or Deuteronopia?

Java expert Steve Harris is senior vice president of application server development at Oracle. He joined Oracle in 1997 to manage development of the Java virtual machine for the Oracle8i release. Since then, his role has expanded to include the entire Java Platform, Enterprise Edition technologies in the Oracle Application Server and WebLogic Server product lines, including EJBs, Servlets, JSPs, JDBC drivers, SQLJ, TopLink, and Web services support in both the application server and database. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Harris was vice president of engineering at Java predecessor ParcPlace-Digitalk following acquisition of a startup providing an object-oriented database for Smalltalk developers he co-founded in 1993. More than 13 years in scientific and engineering computing, consulting, document management, and systems integration experience followed Mr. Harris’s degrees from George Washington University and UC Berkeley.

Steve is co-presenting the Keynote presentation Java in Flux: Utopia or Deuteronopia? with Adam Messinger

In the past. Steve has been a speaker at key industry events and Java conferences, including EclipseCon 2010 (visit the conference website).

Steve Harris, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumRod Johnson, Creator of the Spring Framework; Author, J2EE without EJB and more
Presenting: Keynote: Driving Java Innovation to the Cloud and Cloud Keynote: Bringing Code to the Cloud and Back Again

Rod is the father of Spring, co-founder and CEO of Interface21, and one of the world’s leading authorities on Java and J2EE development. Rod’s best-selling Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development (2002) was one of the most influential books ever published on J2EE. The sequel, J2EE without EJB (July 2004, with Juergen Hoeller), has proven almost equally significant, establishing a comprehensive vision for lightweight, post-EJB J2EE development.

Rod regularly speaks at conferences in the US, Europe and Asia, including the ServerSide Symposium (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006), JavaPolis (Europe’s leading Java conference) in 2004 and 2005, JavaZone (2004 and 2005) and JAOO (2004). He was awarded a prize for giving one of the top 20 presentations (by evaluation) at JavaOne in 2005.

Rod serves in the JCP on the Expert Groups defining the Servlet 2.4 and JDO 2.0 specifications. His status as a Java expert and leader in the Java community has been recognized through his invitation to Sun’s Java Champions program. Rod continues to be actively involved in client projects at Interface21, as well as Spring development, writing and evangelism.

In the past. Rod has been a speaker at key industry events and Java conferences, including previous years of TheServerSide Java Symposium, Jasig Spring 2010 Conference and he will speak at other upcoming events, such as OSCON 2011 (Open Source Convention).

Visit this blog with contributions from Rod Johnson: SpringSource Team Blog

Adam Messinger, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumAdam Messinger, Vice-President of Development in the Fusion Middleware Group, Oracle
Presenting: Co-Keynote: Java in Flux: Utopia or Deuteronopia?

Java expert Adam Messinger is Vice President of Development in the Fusion Middleware group at Oracle. He is responsible for managing the Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle WebLogic Operations Control, and other web tier products. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a venture capitalist at Smartforest Ventures and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Adam is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow and of Willamette University where he was a G. Herbert Smith Scholar.

Adam is co-presenting the Keynote presentation Java in Flux: Utopia or Deuteronopia? with Steve Harris.

In the past. Adam has been a speaker at key industry events and Java conferences, including QCon San Francisco 2010.

Bear Bibeault, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumBear Bibeault, Author, jQuery in Action
Presenting: How jQuery Made Bob a Happy Man

Bear Bibeault has been turning coffee into quality software since 1976 when he starting programming in BASIC on a Control Data Cyber. Having managed to wrestle two Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Massachusetts, he taught in the Graduate Computer Engineering Program of that esteemed institution for a decade or so. He has also served stints with Digital Equipment Corporation, Lightbridge Inc., Dragon Systems, and a whole slew of other companies no one has ever heard of (or that he's ashamed to admit association with).

Bear has authored four books, and contributed on many others, including:

In the past. Bear has been a speaker at key industry events and Java conferences, including the Emerging Technology for the Enterprise Conference in 2008.

Adam Bien, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumAdam Bien, Author, Real World Java EE Patterns
Presenting: Java EE 6 Patterns and Best Practices: What I Learned in the Field and Lightweight Application Development with Java EE 6

Java expert, Adam Bien, is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6, EJB 3.1, and JPA 2.0 JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and Servlets/EJB 1.0 in several large-scale projects and is now an architect and developer in Java SE/EE/FX projects. He has edited several books about Java and J2EE / Java EE and is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns. Adam is a Java Champion, Oracle Java Developer of The Year 2010, and JavaOne 2009 Rock Star.

Adam Bosch, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumAndy Bosch, Independent Consultant
Presenting: JavaServer Faces in the Cloud

Andy Bosch is an independent consultant and trainer for JSF and Portlet technologies. He wrote the first German book on JavaServer Faces and just lately published "Portlets and JavaServer Faces."

Andy is responsible for the website www.jsf-forum.de, a German portal for JSF related topics. Andy is a member of the Expert Group of JSR-301 and JSR-329. He regularly publishes articles in Java magazines and teaches web programming with JSF at various conferences.

Jeanne Boyarsky, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJeanne Boyarsky, Developer for a New York City bank
Presenting: Throw Away All The Rules. Now What Process Do You Follow?

Jeanne Boyarsky is a graduate of Queens College with a degree in Computer Science, and she also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Technology from Regis University. Currently working as a Java Developer for a bank in New York City, her development
interests include databases, Web programming and testing.

Among her speaking engagements, Jeanne gave a highly regarded 'lightning talk' at the 2007 Google Test Automation Conference, and she has written a number of often cited articles on: JDBC batching, Ant Task Dependency Graphs, The Great Forum Migration Project, and data Migration to JForum.

Jeanne is also an open-source developer, contributing to Version 1.1.0 of Classpath Suite - Running JUnit 3.8 test classes in a 4.X suite and supporting JUnit 4.4.

Bill Burke, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumBill Burke, Senior Consulting Software Engineer, Red Hat
Presenting: REST Never Sleeps (And Neither Does Your Middleware)

Bill Burke, senior consulting software engineer at Red Hat, is a JBoss Fellow. A long-time JBoss.org contributor and architect, Bill has founded projects, including JBoss clustering, EJB3, AOP, and RESTEasy, and he was Red Hat’s representative for EJB 3.0, Java EE 5, and JAX-RS JCP specifications. Bill authored O’Reilly’s EJB 3.0 5th Edition and RESTFul Java with JAX-RS and has numerous in-print and online articles.

Stephen Chin, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumStephen Chin, Chief Agile Methodologist, GXS
Presenting: Extending VisualVM with JavaFX

Stephen Chin is a technical expert in RIA technologies, and Chief Agile Methodologist at GXS where he is leading a large-scale Lean/Agile rollout with hundred of developers spread out across the globe. He coauthored the Apress Pro JavaFX Platform title, which is the current leading technical reference for JavaFX, and is lead author of the upcoming Pro Android Flash title. In addition, Stephen runs the very successful Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group, which has hundreds of members and tens of thousands of online viewers. Finally, he is a Java Champion and an internationally recognized speaker featured at Devoxx, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog.

Cliff Click, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumCliff Click, Chief JVM Architect, Azul Systems
Presenting: A JVM Does That???

With more than 25 years experience developing compilers Cliff serves as Azul Systems' Chief JVM Architect. Cliff joined Azul from Sun Microsystems where he was the architect and lead developer of the HotSpot Server Compiler. Previously he was with Motorola where he helped deliver industry leading SpecInt2000 scores on PowerPC chips, and before that he researched compiler technology at HP Labs. Cliff has been writing optimizing compilers and JITs for over 15 years. Cliff holds a PhD in Computer Science from Rice University.

Adrian Cole, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumAdrian Cole, Founder, Cloud Conscious, LLC
Presenting: Java Power Tools: The Cloud Edition

Adrian founded the open source jclouds multi-cloud library two years ago, and is actively engaged in cloud interoperability and develops circles. Recent efforts include vCloud ecosystem engineering at VMware, Java integration at Opscode, and cloud portability efforts at Cloudsoft. Adrian is currently consulting under Cloud Conscious LLC.

Emiliano Conde, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumEmiliano Conde, Founder and Lead Developer, jBilling Software, Ltd.
Presenting: Distributed to the Extreme: The Open Source Development Process

Emiliano Conde is the Founder and Lead Developer of jBilling Software, Ltd. He oversees the architecture and product direction of jBilling, the leader in open source enterprise billing systems. He is often working on-site with companies around the world helping implement large, enterprise class billing solutions on Java environments. Emiliano Code counts 17 years of experience in software development, his last position prior to the founding of jBilling being Software Architect for HSBC Global Systems (ranked 2nd largest bank in the world). He holds a certificate on Software Engineer from the University of British Columbia (Canada). He now lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Patrick Curran, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumPatrick Curran, Chair of the Java Community Process
Panelist for Keynote Panel Discussion: The Java Community Process: What's Wrong and How to Fix It

Patrick Curran is Chair of the Java Community Process (JCP). In this role he oversees the activities of the JCP Program Office including driving the process, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, leading Executive Committee meetings, and managing the JCP.org website.

Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 25 years, and at Sun (now Oracle) for almost 20 years. He has a long-standing record in conformance testing, and before becoming Chair of the JCP he led the Java Conformance Engineering team in Sun's Client Software Group. He was also chair of Sun's Conformance Council, which was responsible for defining Sun's policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility.

Patrick has participated actively in several consortia and communities including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (as a member of the W3C's Quality Assurance Working Group and co-chair of the W3C Quality Assurance Interest Group), and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) (as co-chair of the OASIS Test Assertions Guidelines Technical Committee). Patrick maintains a blog here: http://blogs.sun.com/pcurran/

Janeice Delvechio, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJaneice Del Vecchio, Independent Consultant
Presenting: What’s New on the Persistence Side: Getting to Know JPA 2.0

Janeice Del Vecchio, a graduate of Western Governors University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program, is an Oracle Certified Java Professional who is well known to the Java community through her participation as a bartender on JavaRanch. She also volunteers her time in the Beginning Java, Cattle Drive and General Computing forums.

Jerome Dochez, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJerome Dochez, GlassFish Architect, Oracle
Presenting: OSGi-enabled Java EE Applications in GlassFish and Sponsored Keynote: GlassFish 3.1: Java EE 6 and beyond

Jerome Dochez is the architect of GlassFish and led the design and implementation of the GlassFish V1 and V3 application servers. He worked at Sun Microsystems for 13 years before joining Oracle as part of the acquisition. Jerome has presented at numerous conferences including 13 consecutive JavaOne conferences, as well as Devoxx and Jazoon. He is looking at the direction of the product while maintaining a stable compatible implementation, but he spends most of his time coding as it remains the fun part of this job.

He has worked on Java EE technologies since 2000, including various aspects of the application server implementation such as deployment, Web services and kernel. Before concentrating on Java EE, he worked on the Java SE team particularly on the JavaBeans team and the Java Plug-in.

Johan Edstorm, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJohan Edstrom, Independent Consultant, Senior SOA Architect, Savoir Technologies
Presenting: Tax Dollars and Open Source

Johan Edstrom is an open source developer, consultant and software architect. Johan divides his time between writing software, mentoring development teams and teaching people how to use Apache Servicemix, Camel, CXF and ActiveMQ effectively and scalable for enterprise installations. He is a senior SOA architect at Savoir Technologies which specializes in guiding companies to leverage open source technologies and solutions.

Michael Ernest, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMichael Ernest, Owner, Systems Architect; Education Specialist, Inkling Research
Presenting: The Premier Sun Designation: Mastering the Oracle Certified Architect Exam and Java Performance Tuning: Embrace the Whole Platform

Michael Ernest has 15 years' experience in consulting, training and writing, principally on Java development and the Unix-based systems administration. He owns and operates Inkling Research, a small group of societal misfits that found a way to teach and learn and still live indoors.

He specializes in delivering fast-track seminars to highly-experienced programming and admin teams. He is a lead instructor, technical adviser and contributor to Oracle courseware development on topics including Solaris performance management, DTrace technology, Java EE design patterns and architecture.

Michael has spoken previously at the JavaOne, Java University and CommunityOne conferences. He co-authored the Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide and still isn't even close to finishing The Book of DTrace, not without a lot more caffeine.

Ben Evans, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumBen Evans, Technical Architect and Lead Application Developer
Back to the Future with Java 7

Ben has been a professional developer and Open Source enthusiast since the late 90s. He has delivered world-class projects for banks, media companies and charities in that time, and currently works as a lead architect, principal engineer and in-house Java expert at one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Mark Fisher, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMark Fisher, Author, Spring Integration in Action; Engineer, VMware
Developing a Message Driven Architecture with Spring

Mark Fisher is an engineer within the SpringSource division of VMware. He is the lead of the Spring Integration project and co-lead of the Spring AMQP project. He is also a committer on the core Spring Framework and the Spring BlazeDS Integration project. In addition to his role as an engineer, Mark spends a significant amount of time working with customers as a consultant and trainer. The focus of such engagements is primarily in the realm of enterprise integration and message-driven applications. Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups in North America and Europe, and along with other Spring Integration committers, he is an author of the forthcoming book, Spring Integration in Action, to be published in 2011 by Manning.

Jonathan Fullam, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJonathan Fullam, Enterprise Content Management Consultant, Micro Strategies
How to Reap the Benefits of Agile-Based Test-Driven Development

Jonathan Fullam is an Enterprise Content Management consultant with over 10 years of experience with software development.  Currently employed by Micro Strategies, Jonathan designs and implements custom ECM solutions based on the Alfresco open source Enterprise Content Management platform and has delivered presentations at Alfresco "Lunch and Learns" and the Alfresco Developer's conference.  Jonathan has a passion for software development and also enjoys public speaking. 

Jeff Genender, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJeff Genender, CTO, Chief Architect and Open source evangelist
Presenting: Architecture Track Keynote: ActiveMQ In The Trenches – Advanced Tips On Architectures and Implementations

Jeff has over 20 years of software architecture, team lead, and development experience in multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker at such events as TheServerSide Symposium, JavaZone, Java In Action, and numerous Java User Groups on topics pertaining to Enterprise Service Bus (ESBs), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and application servers.

Jeff is an active committer and Project Management Committee(PMC) member for Apache Geronimo, a committer on OpenTerracotta, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, and Mojo (Maven plugins). He is the author of Enterprise Java Servlets(Addison Wesley Longman, 2001), coauthor of Professional Apache Geronimo (2006, Wiley), and co-author of Professional Apache Tomcat (2007, Wiley). Jeff also serves as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP) expert group for JSR-316 (JavaPlatform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) Specification) as a representative of the Apache Software Foundation.

Jeff is an open source evangelist and has successfully brought open source development efforts, initiatives, and success stories into a number of Global 2000 companies, saving these organizations millions in licensing costs.

Dan Hardiker, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumDan Hardiker, Chief Technical Architect and Founding Member, Adaptavist.com Ltd.
The (Not So) Dark Art of Performance Tuning

Dan Hardiker is a Chief Technical Architect and founding member of Adaptavist.com Ltd., which specializes in confluence consultancy, support, hosting, and bespoke development. Dan has many years of Java expertise, as well as almost two decades of experience with UNIX and networking systems - focusing on infrastructure, performance, and security. He speaks regularly on these topics and has a background in event management. He works with enabling geeks to socialize throughout the UK via the GeekUp and BarCamp initiatives.

Iran Hutchinson, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumIran Hutchinson, Product Manager, InterSystems
Vendor Technical Session: Globals: Extreme Performance for Java

Iran Hutchinson currently serves as Product Manager at InterSystems with a focus on driving global product strategy and development on the Java platform. Prior to joining InterSystems, Hutchinson held lead roles in enterprise architecture and development in companies such as IBM, where he led the development strategy for enterprise integration and evolution of global projects using: JavaEE5, Distributed Computing, CICS, Flex, SOA and Web services. He focuses on understanding diverse architectures and technologies to lead the way to next-generation solutions surrounding high performance computing, distributed computing and complex data interactions.  

Hutchinson thinks the open sourcing of standards and technologies, such as Java, in concert with other best-of-breed tooling will yield a bright future. Recently, Hutchinson has taken a more active role in presenting and debating technology in the hopes of learning and spurring innovative solutions. You can find him presenting at upcoming events around the world like Java One and on the upcoming blog + technology series at InterSystems.com.

Claus Ibsen, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumClaus Ibsen, Author, Camel in Action
Apache Camel, the Integration Framework: Tales from the Leading Camel Experts

Claus Ibsen is a software engineer and integration specialists from FuseSource and is project lead on the open source integration framework Apache Camel and co-author of the Camel in Action.

Claus is the most active contributor to Apache Camel and is very active in the Camel community. At FuseSource he leads the development of Camel and provides consulting and support to customers. Claus is frequent speaker at FuseSource community day events on subjects related to Camel, including Devoxx 2010.

Jevgeni Kabanov, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJevgeni Kabanov, Founder and CTO of ZeroTurnaround
Do You Really Get Class Loaders? and Do You Really Get Memory?

Jevgeni Kabanov is the founder and CTO of ZeroTurnaround, a development tools company that focuses on productivity. Before that he worked as the R&D director of Webmedia, Ltd., the largest custom software development company in the Baltics. As part of the effort to reduce development time tunraround, he wrote the prototype of the ZeroTurnaround flagship product, JRebel, a class reloading JVM plugin.

Jevgeni has been speaking at international conferences for over 5 years, including TheServerSide Java Symposium, JavaPolis/Devoxx, JavaZone, JAOO, QCon, JFokus and others. He also has an active research interest in programming languages, types and virtual machines, publishing several papers on topics ranging from category theoretical notions to typesafe Java DSLs. Jevgeni is a co-founder of two open-source projects - Aranea and Squill.

Max Katz, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMax Katz, Senior Systems Engineer and Lead RIA Strategist, Exadel
Ajax Applications with JSF 2 and RichFaces 4

Max Katz is a Senior Systems Engineer and Lead RIA Strategist at Exadel. Max is a well-known speaker, appearing at many conferences, webinars, and JUGs. Max leads Exadel’s RIA and mobile strategy and Exadel open source projects such as Fiji, Flamingo and JavaFX Plug-in for Eclipse. Max is the community manager for web-based rapid UI prototyping application Tiggr.

Max has been involved with RichFaces since its inception, publishing numerous articles, providing consulting and training, and authoring the book Practical RichFaces (Apress). Max writes about RIA technologies in his blog, and can be found on Twitter as @maxkatz. Max holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California, Davis and MBA from Golden Gate University.

Jim Knutson, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJon Kern, Software Architect, Agile Mentor, and Co-author of the Agile Manifesto
Presenting: Agile Track Keynote: Agile Schmagile: The Backlash Against Agile

Jon Kern is a premiere software architect and team leader/coach that keeps the people and the business in sharp focus. Aerospace engineer-turned software expert, co-author of Agile Manifesto for Software Development and Java Design. Currently, Jon helps companies develop mission-critical software. His insights are critical factors in producing solutions with significant impact to business value, quality, budget, and schedule. He brings experts from around the world to work on the project team, work with client's developers and mentors on agile and distributed development processes, techniques, & tools. Most importantly, Jon leaves behind a team that is much more valuable to the company.

Mik Kersten, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and Creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project

Presenting: Mylyn 3.4 and the New Face of the Java IDE and Cloud Keynote: Bringing Code to the Cloud and Back Again

Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik has also been recognized as one of the top ten IBM developerWorks Java technology writers of the decade. He enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done.

Heath Kesler, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumHeath Kesler, Consultant and Open source software evangelist
What Riding the Camel Can Do for You

Heath Kesler is an open source software evangelist, developer and architect; he has created Java architectures utilizing open source frameworks on large scalable, high transaction load systems for such companies as LeapFrog Enterprises, AT&T, GE & GE Healthcare, and IBM. Heath has conducted training classes at companies like Verizon, Singapore Post and the Federal Aviation Administration on Apache frameworks including ActiveMQ, ServiceMix, CXF and Camel. Heath has been a team lead in many project recovery implementations, helping to rescue systems on the verge of collapse. He was recently involved with the implementation of the customer account creation and third-party integration on mission-critical systems for the largest educational products provider in the United States.

Tom Kincaid, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumTom Kincaid, Vice President, Professional Services, EnterpriseDB
Presenting: Vendor Technical Session: Introduction to PostgreSQL for Development and Deployment

Tom is Vice President of Professional Services at EnterpriseDB. He is responsible for the over-site and delivery of all their professional services including support, training and consulting. He has over 24 years of experience in the Enterprise Software Industry. Prior to EnterpriseDB, he was VP of software development for Oracle's GlassFish and Web Tier products where he helped integrate Sun's Application Server and Web Tier products into Oracle's Fusion middleware offerings. At Sun Microsystems he was part of the original Java EE architecture and management teams at Sun Microsystems and played a critical role in defining and delivering the Java Platform. Tom is a veteran of the Object Database industry and helped build Object Design's customer service department holding management and senior technical contributor roles. Other positions in Tom's past include Director of Quality Engineering at Red Hat and Director of Software Engineering at Unica.

Jim Knutson, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJim Knutson, Java EE Architect, WebSphere, IBM
Presenting: Core Java Track Keynote: Enterprise Java Platforms for the Next Decade

Jim Knutson, IBM WebSphere's Java EE Architect, is responsible for IBM's participation in Java EE specifications and IBM's implementations of the specifications. His involvement in Java EE goes back to before there was a J2EE platform. He is also involved in programming model evolution to support SOA and Web services.

Lasse Koskela, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumLasse Koskela, Author, Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers
Presenting: Test Smells in Your Code Base

Lasse Koskela works as a coach, trainer, consultant and programmer, spending his days helping clients and colleagues at Reaktor create successful software products. He has trenched in a variety of software projects ranging from enterprise applications to middleware products developed for an equally wide range of domains.

In the recent years, Lasse has spent an increasing amount of time giving training courses and mentoring client teams on-site, helping them improve their performance and establish a culture of continuous learning. Aside from consulting leaders and managers, Lasse enjoys programming and works frequently hands-on with software teams.

In 2007, he published a book on Test Driven Development and is currently working on his next book. He is one of the pioneers of the Finnish agile community and speaks frequently at international conferences.

Justin Lee, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJustin Lee, Member, GlassFish and Grizzly teams, Oracle
Presenting: Building Websockets Applications with GlassFish/Grizzly

Justin has been an active Java developer since 1996. He has worked on projects ranging from Web applications to systems integration. He has spoken internationally and at local user groups and is an active member of the open source community. For the last few years, he has been a member of the GlassFish and Grizzly teams where he works on the Web tier team. Justin is also a contributor to The Basement Coders Podcast.

Cameron McKenzie, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumCameron McKenzie, Editor, TheServerSide.com
Presenting: What’s New on the Persistence Side: Getting to Know JPA 2.0

With over ten years of development experience, Cameron McKenzie brings with him a long and storied history with the Java platform and Java EE architectures.

Cameron McKenzie is the author of five best selling Java titles, including What is WebSphere?, the SCJA Certification Guide, JSR168 Portlet Programming, and the ever popular Hibernate Made Easy. Along with emceeing the TSSJS event, Cameron, together with Janeice Del Vecchio, will be speaking about what’s new with the Java Persistence API, and what we can expect from the specification in the future.

Andrew Monkhouse, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumAndrew Monkhouse, Author of the Sun Certified Java Developer Guide
Presenting: The Myths and Realities of Testing and Deployment in the Cloud

Andrew is a senior software engineer at Overstock.com in Salt Lake City - a job that he thinks is one of the best you can get.

Prior to Overstock.com, Andrew has worked in many different sized companies dealing with many different problems in countries all over the world. From companies with only 2 developers, all the way up to Amazon.com with its several thousand developers. During these jobs, he has worked on occupational health and safety systems, communication systems, airline systems, nanking systems, and retail systems.

Andrew is best known for authoring the best selling Sun Certified Java Developers Guide (SCJD). He has also contributed on a number of other best selling Java titles including: Head First Servlets and JSP, Head First Design Patterns, Head Rush Ajax.

Charles Nutter, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumCharles Nutter, Co-lead JRuby project, Engine Yard, Inc
Presenting: Language Track Keynote: Pump It Up: Maximizing the Value of an Existing Investment in Java with Ruby

Charles Nutter has been programming most of his life, as a Java developer for the past decade (named a Java Rock Star in 2007) and as a JRuby developer for over four years. He co-leads the JRuby project at Engine Yard, in an effort to bring the beauty of Ruby and the power of the JVM together. Along with the rest of the JRuby team, Charles recently celebrated the release of JRuby 1.5. The latest release makes it easier than ever for Java developers to take Ruby for a spin because of the seamless interaction it allows with commonly used Java components.

Charles believes in open source and open standards and hopes his efforts on JRuby and other languages will help ensure that the many JVM users and enthusiasts have the best possible access to the benefits Ruby can bring.

Karen Tegan Padir, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumKaren Tegan Padir, Vice President, Products & Marketing, EnterpriseDB
Presenting: Sponsored Keynote: Predicting Technology Ubiquity: What makes standards stick?

Karen is responsible for EnterpriseDB's product management and engineering as well as its global marketing initiatives, including demand generation, public relations and product marketing. She is a veteran software executive with 20 years of industry experience leading global business and engineering organizations.

Prior to joining EnterpriseDB, Karen was the vice president of MySQL and Software Infrastructure at Sun Microsystems where she was responsible for key Sun open source software GlassFish, Identity Management and SOA products. Prior to that Karen was vice president of engineering for infrastructure technology at Red Hat where she was responsible for Red Hat's Directory and Certificate server products, as well as Quality and Release Engineering of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux bundle. She is one of the founding members of the Java EE Platform at Sun.

She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Kirk Pepperdine, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumKirk Pepperdine, Java Performance Tuning Expert
Presenting: Tools & Techniques Track Keynote: The (Not So) Dark Art of Performance Tuning, Extending VisualVM with JavaFX, and Performance Tuning with Cheap Drink and Poor Tools (Part Deux)

Kirk's career began in Biochemical Engineering, where he applied his researching skills in attaching computers to sheep and cats, synthesising radio-active tylenol and developing separation techniques using High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Ottawa University and the National Research Council of Canada. Subsequently, he became employed by the Canadian Department of Defense. Kirk admits that his work at the DoD involved programming Cray supercomputers as well as other Unix systems, but he refuses or is unable to divulge the exact nature of the applications in the department other than that they involved databases and high performance systems.

After the DoD, Kirk consulted as an analyst at Florida Power & Light, then moved on to join GemStone Systems as a senior consultant. He is currently an independent consultant, and also an editor at TheServerSide.com.

Kirk has been heavily involved in the performance aspects of applications since the start of his career, and has tuned applications involving a variety of languages from Cray Assembler, through C, Smalltalk and on to Java. Kirk has focused on Java since 1996. Kirk co-authored ANT Developer's Handbook, which was published in 2002.

Reza Rahman, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumReza Rahman, Author, EJB 3 in Action; Member, Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups
Presenting: A Quick Tour of the CDI Landscape, Effective Caching Across Enterprise Application Tiers, An Introduction to Seam 3, Testing Java EE 6 Applications: Tools and Techniques and Panelist for Keynote Panel Discussion: The Java Community Process: What's Wrong and How to Fix It

Reza Rahman is an independent consultant specializing in Java EE with clients across the greater Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. He is currently focused on the Resin EJB 3.1 Lite/Java EE 6 Web Profile implementation.

Reza is the author of EJB 3 in Action from Manning Publishing. He is a member of the Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups. He is a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and Java user groups including JavaOne as well as an avid contributor to TheServerSide.com.

Reza has been working with Java EE since its inception in the mid-nineties. He has developed enterprise systems in the financial, healthcare, telecommunications and publishing industries. Reza has been fortunate to have worked with EJB 2, Spring, EJB 3 and Seam.

Matt Raible, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMatt Raible, UI Consultant and Architect
Presenting: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Online Video and Comparing JVM Web Frameworks

Matt Raible has been building web applications for most of his adult life. He started tinkering with the web before Netscape 1.0 was even released. For the last 11 years, Matt has helped companies adopt open source technologies (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, Struts, Tapestry, Grails) and use them effectively. Matt has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide, including ApacheCon, JavaZone, Colorado Software Summit, No Fluff Just Stuff, and a host of others.

Matt is an author (Spring Live and Pro JSP), and an active "kick-ass technology" evangelist. He is the founder of AppFuse, a project which allows you to get started quickly with Java frameworks, as well as a committer on the Apache Roller and Apache Struts projects.

Scott Selikoff, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumScott Selikoff, Owner, Selikoff Solutions, LLC
Presenting: GWT Roundup: An Overview of Google's Web Toolkit and Hybrid Integration

Scott Selikoff is a senior Java/J2EE software developer with years of experience in Web-based database-driven architectures. He owns and operates Selikoff Solutions, a software consulting company servicing businesses in the NY/NJ/PA area.

Scott is the founder of Down Home Country Coding, a software blog that provides tools, tips and discussions for Java, GWT, and Flex developers. He is a member of the bst-player project, which provides support for integrating third-party video players into GWT applications. He is also an editor on the TheDailyWTF.com, a humorous blog dedicated to "Curious Perversions in Information Technology."

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science, both from Cornell University. His master's thesis was on the effectiveness of online educational software in the classroom.

Mark Sptizler, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMark Spritzler, Independent Consultant, Regular Contributor to TheServerSide.com
Presenting: Comparing, Contrasting and Differentiating Between Mobile Platforms

Mark owns Perfect World Programming, LLC, a consulting and contract training firm. Specializing in Java, Enterprise Java, iPhone/iPad and Android development. He currently has 5 iPhone and 1 iPad applications on the Apple App Store.

Most of the time, Mark is travelling the world training many software developers, working for companies like SpringSource and JBoss, as well as N-Tier Training and Sum Global.

He was a technical editor on Head First Design Patterns and the K&B SCJP 5.0 Exam book.

James Strachan, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJames Strachan, Creator of the Groovy language and Software Fellow at FuseSource
Presenting: Apache Camel, the Integration Framework: Tales from the Leading Camel Experts

James is heavily involved in the open source community: he's been an Apache committer for 10 years, was one of the founders of the Apache ActiveMQ, Camel and ServiceMix projects, created the Groovy programming language and a number of other open source projects including Scalate, dom4j & Jaxen and is a committer on a number of projects such as Apache Karaf, Maven, Lift and Jersey.

James is currently a Software Fellow at FuseSource and has more than 20 years experience in enterprise software development with a background in finance, consulting and middleware.

Craig Tataryn, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumCraig Tataryn, Editor, Basement Coders Podcast
Presenting: Evolving Enterprise Code with Scala & Wicket

Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don’t hold that against him! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for over a decade, Craig has honed his skills on everything from Apache Wicket, CXF, Facebook and iPhone application development. Craig also enjoys his role as Editor at The Basement Coders Podcast.

Martijn Verburg, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumMartijn Verburg, Consultant & Community Leader for Java and Open Source software
Presenting:Back to the Future with Java 7, The Diabolical Developer: What You Need to Do to Become Awesome and How Mega-Corp Open Sourced its Internal Software & Leveraged a Volunteer Community (And How Your Corporation Can Too!!!)

Martijn Verburg is a Dutch Born Kiwi who is also a permanent resident
of a few other nations, he likes to call it being a "citizen of the
world". Martijn co-leads the London (UK) Java User Group (JUG) and
also is heavily involved in the London graduate/undergraduate
developer, CTOs and software craftsmanship communities. JavaRanch.com
kindly invited him to be a bartender in 2008 and he's been humbled by
the awesomeness of the community ever since.

He's currently working on somewhat complex JCA Connectors and an associated open source middleware platform (Ikasan) and also spends a
good deal of time herding monkeys on another open source project that
deals with creating characters for d20 based role playing games

More recently he's started writing The Well-Grounded Java Developer
(Covers Java 7
) for Manning publications (with Ben Evans) and can be
found speaking at conferences on a wide range of topics including open
sourcing software, software craftsmanship and the latest advancements
in the openJDK.

Patrycja Wegrzynowicz, speaker at TheServerSide Java Symposium Patrycja Wegrzynowicz , Founder and CTO at Yon Labs and Yon Consulting
Presenting: Anti-Patterns and Best Practices for Hibernate and Static Analysis in Search for Performance Anti-Patterns

Patrycja Wegrzynowicz is Founder and CTO at Yon Labs and Yon Consulting. There, she shapes the future direction of technological research in software as well as acts as a chief architect and consultant on the projects from the field of automated software engineering, domain names, and Internet security. Also, she is associated with Warsaw University of Technology, where she serves as Technical Manager of Passim, intelligent search engine. She is a regular speaker at top academic (e.g., OOPSLA, ASE) as well as technical conferences (e.g., JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone). Patrycja holds a master degree in Computer Science and is currently finalizing her PhD at Warsaw University. Her research interests are focused on architectural and design patterns and anti-patterns along with automated software engineering, particularly static and dynamic analysis techniques to support program verification, comprehension, and optimization.


Martijn Verburg, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJason Whaley, Founder Brink Systems, Freelance Java Developer
Presenting: It's Your Infrastructure Now - Developing Solutions in an IaaS World

Jason Whaley is a freelance Java developer and consultant specializing in service oriented architectures, enterprise integration, cloud computing, and continuous integration. Previously, Jason has worked in multiple roles for both public companies as well as government institutions in a variety of roles for several broad ranging Java based projects. He is also a contributor to The Basement Coders Podcast.

Paul Wheaton, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumPaul Wheaton, Owner, JavaRanch.com
Presenting: SEO in the Real World: A Java Case Study in What Works and What Doesn’t

Paul is a Sun Certified Java Programmer working out of Missoula, Montana.

Paul had a website dedicated to Java discussion that he started in November of 1998. He merged his site into JavaRanch when Kathy Sierra turned it over to him. His contributions include the Saloon, the Cattle Drive, most of the bunkhouse, some of the code barn, the coop, gramps and granny.

Jim White, speaker at TheServerSide Java SymposiumJim White, Director of Training, Intertech, Inc.
Presenting: Java in the Microsoft Cloud: Deploying Enterprise Applications to Windows Azure

Jim White is the director of training, partner, and instructor with Intertech, Inc. He is co-author of Java 2 Micro Edition (Manning) and a frequent contributor to various journals and on-line magazines including recent articles at DevX.com. Jim also heads Intertech’s Cloud Computing practice and is co-lead of the Windows Azure User Group (www.azureug.net), which is a national virtual user group of over 750 members.  He has twenty years of software development experience including time as a senior technical architect at Target Corporation. 


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