Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman Reza Rahman is an independent consultant specializing in Java EE with clients in the Philadelphia and New York metropolitan areas. He works with EJB 2, Spring, Hibernate, EJB 3, JPA and Seam.

Reza has over ten years of experience with enterprise architecture, technological leadership and application development. He has been working with Java EE since its inception in the mid-nineties, developing on platforms ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. He has developed enterprise systems in the e-commerce, publishing, financial and telecommunications industries for companies like Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Guardian Life, Prudential, Independence Blue Cross, Citigroup, Accenture and GMAC. He is particularly interested in distributed systems, messaging, middleware, persistence and machine learning.

Reza is the co-author of EJB 3 in Action from Manning Publishing. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and Java user groups at the local, national and international levels including JavaOne. Reza is an independent member of the Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups.

Reza is an inductee to Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society for undergraduates in liberal arts and sciences. He earned his bachelors degree from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Computer Science and Economics as well as a minor in Mathematics.

John M. Willis

John M. Willis John M. Willis has worked in the IT management industry for 30 years. He started as a tape operator on an IBM mainframe while working for his high school computer club, and began his professional career at Exxon as an IT infrastructure analyst. He is the founder of four successful startups over the past 20 years and is currently the CEO of his self-funded Zabovo Corp. Willis is known internationally for his IT Management and Cloud blog. He also has two podcast series on clouds called ‘Cloud Cafe’ and ‘Cloud Droplets’. Willis is also the co-host of Redmonk’s ‘IT Management Guys’ podcast series.

Rob Harrop

Rob_Harrop Rob Harrop is a respected speaker, author, entrepreneur and technologist.

As Lead Engineer of SpringSource dm Server, Rob is driving SpringSource’s enterprise middleware product line and ensuring that the company continues to deliver high-performance, highly scalable enterprise soutions. With a thorough knowledge of both Java and .NET, Rob has successfully deployed projects across both platforms. He has extensive experience across a variety of sectors, in particular banking, retail and government. Prior to joining SpringSource, he co-founded UK-based software company Cake Solutions Limited and worked as Lead Developer for a successful dotcom start-up.

Rob is the author of five books, including Pro Spring, a widely acclaimed, comprehensive resource on the Spring Framework.

Rob is a member of the JCP and is involved in the JSR-255 Expert Group for JMX 2.0. He is an experienced, highly-sought after, technical speaker who can communicate complex topics in a way that any developer can understand. Over the past 3-4 years, Rob has also presented at JavaOne, QCon, AOSD, The Spring Experience, SpringONE, OSCon, and OreDev on a variety of topics to rave reviews.

Heath Kesler

Heath KeslerHeath Kesler is an open source software evangelist, developer and architect. He has created Java architectures for large scalable, high transaction load systems for such companies as Health Language, LeapFrog Enterprises, AT&T, Timera, and IBM. 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.

Talip Ozturk

Talip Oztur Talip Ozturk is the founder of Hazelcast and Hazel Ltd. (http://www.hazelcast.com). He has been working with enterprise Java since 1999. In 2003, he got fascinated by Jini and developed an implementation of JavaSpaces. In 2008, his passion for distributed programming led him to develop Hazelcast, an open source clustering and highly scalable data distribution platform for Java. Before Hazelcast, he was the director of technology at Zaman Media Group.

Josh Long

Josh Long Josh Long is an enterprise architect, speaker, consultant, and author. When he’s not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called “smart” systems.

Bruno Bossola

Bruno Bossola Bruno Bossola starts to learn computer science since medium schools, when thanks to a Commodore Vic20 he discovers the world of programming. He begins to work in C in 1988, then from 1996 in Java, using JDK 1.02. He develops one of the first distributed objects application in Italy, continuing then in the following years building large scale application for the enterprise using RMI, CORBA and finally J2EE.

In 1999 he coaches one of the first group that adopts XP methods in Italy. In 2002 he has co-founder of Java User Group Torino, that quickly became one of the top 50 JUGS in the world. In 2005 he is recognized as Java Champion, member of the international community that collects the more representative personalities of the Java world

He has been promoting and teaching Java technologies as a well-known speaker in Italy since 2002 at developer conferences like Webbit, AgileDay, JavaConference, Javaday and also in Europe, at Javapolis and Jazoon, Bruno is now working as senior Java Develeper and Agile Coach at Vodafone Global, in Dusseldorf.

Andrew Lombardi

Andrew LombardiAndrew Lombardi is one of a new breed of businessmen: the enlightened entrepreneur. He has been writing code since he was a 5-year old, sitting at his dad’s knee at their Apple II computer. Having such a deep affinity for the computer model, it is no surprise that at the age of 17 he began to delve deeply into the inner workings of the human mind. He became a student of Neuro Linguistic Programming and other mind technologies, and then went on to study metaphysics. He is certified as an NLP Trainer, Master Hypnotherapist and Time Line Therapy practitioner.

Using all of his accumulated skills, at the age of 24, Andrew began his consulting business, Mystic Coders, LLC. Since the inception of Mystic in 2000, Andrew has been building the business and studying finance and economics as he stays on the cutting edge of computer technology. He has authored many articles for online magazines, and is the author of a DZone Refcard on Apache Wicket

Andrew is married and lives in Santa Ana, CA with his family.

Ice Penov

Ice Penov-photoIce Penov is a software developer, technical lead and architect. During his work he has been working on diverse projects, from RIA applications to prototype complex BPEL systems.

In his spare time, he enjoys being the leader of the community of Java developers in Macedonia through the local Java User Group and working on his pet open source projects.

As a tireless learner, he believes in the process of continuous improvement from various aspects. He is a certified professional holding SCJP, SCWCD.

Mircea Markus

Mircea Markus-photo-020909Mircea Markus is a core developer and trainer for JBoss application server. For the last two years he has been involved with research and development of JBoss middleware clustering stack, focusing on JGroups and JBossCache.

His experience also include 6 years of JEE development with various application servers and tools, as well as academic research in the field of UML and distributed component models at
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca.

Right now Mircea works on the next generation clustering solution for JBoss application server.

Vassil Popovski

Vassil Popovski-photo-020909Vassil Popovski is a software developer and architect with more than 11 years experience with enterprise Java.

As staff engineer at VMware, Vassil is working in Cloud computing department and he is leading the definition and the implementation of the vCloud API – open, platform independent, RESTful API that defines an interface for providing and consuming virtual resources in the cloud.

Vassil is an expert in cloud computing, OSGi, RESTful web services, continuous integration, unit and integration testing, distributed and transaction systems, advanced algorithms and data processing.

Anatoli Atanasov

Anatoli Atanasov-photo-020909Anatoli Atanasov works for Oracle Corporation branch Bulgaria as a Senior Technology Sales Consultant specializing in and covering the Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio. His main responsibilities include designing scalable middleware infrastructures, educating the BG middleware market, consulting customers on different IT projects, etc. He has strong background in software development with Java and Oracle middleware and database technologies.
Prior to joining Oracle from a partner, Anatoli Atanasov had worked in different projects mainly in the Financial and Public sectors as a software engineer. In the last couple of years he is specializing in Service Oriented Architectures, Business Process Management, Java development and Portals, Application and Database Security and Content/Document Management Solutions.
Anatoli Atanasov has Master of Science degree from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Software Engineering and Bachelor degree from Technical University of Sofia in Computer Systems and Management.

George Moykin

Geoge Moykin-photo-020909George Moykin works for Oracle as a Senior Technology Sales Consultant specializing in and covering the Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio.
George has more than 10 years of combined experience in IT engineering: designing and supervising the design of enterprise applications and SOA solutions, providing complex technical consultations, offering Middleware solutions and defining project implementation success criteria for IT industry.

- 2008 – Certified SOA Solutions Architect
- 2006 – BEA Certified Developer: Build Solutions
- 1995 – Master of Science: Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’

Gisele Consoline

Gisele-photoGisele Consoline has Master’s degree in Computer Science at the “UNICAMP – Brazil”, Ms. Consoline has experience in architecture and development of corporate Web systems, specifically in the Telecommunication and Health areas. Also, she has worked with the Java language since 1997 and currently develops projects at IBM Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Austria and Switzerland using J2EE, Servlets, JSP, JSF, Struts technologies, Design Patterns and UML.

Ivo Penev

Iivo-photo"Ivo Penev has twelve years professional experience in SW development in heterogenous environments using Java, C/C++ and others on different platforms.
In the last two years, Ivo is helping IBM clients in Bulgaria in developing their business initiatives by designing software solution. As a Software IT Architect in IBM Bulgaria, Ivo is expert in the Rational portfolio in Requirements Definition & Management, Analysis & Design, Configuration and Change Management, Release and Quality Management, Project Management.
Ivo Penev is Master of Science in Computer Science from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine

AlexisMPAlexis Moussine-Pouchkine is a member of the GlassFish team and has been acting as the ambassador for the project for the past two years. Alexis has been working at Sun Microsystems for over 10 years and is a regular speaker at development and JUG conferences such as Devoxx, CommunityOne, or JavaZone. He also spends quality time with customers, developers, and architects to better drive the evolution of Sun’s software technologies.

Alexis participates in various open source communities, translates Java & XML books into French, but also has a live outside of Java! Read his technical blog at http://blogs.sun.com/alexismp.

Vladimir Alexiev

Vladimir_AlexievVladimir Alexiev is a Sirma Group founder and CTO of Sirma ITT /Sirma Solutions. He has MS and PhD degrees in computer science, PMPcertification and 18 years of IT experience. Having returned home after 12 years in Canada, his dream is to see effective IT use,
efficient eGovernment and less corruption in Bulgaria. He is currently trying to start up a Sirma IT Consulting unit.

Adrian Mitev

Adrian_MitevAdrian Mitev is Web team lead at Sirma ITT. He has 8 years of experience with Object-Oriented languages, the last 4 specializing in
Java front-end development. He contributes to open source projects JBoss Richfaces, Apache MyFaces, Apache Shale and JBoss Tools. Current interests include new technologies in the JEE6 stack – JSF2 (JSR-314), CDI (JSR-299), Bean Validation (JSR-303) and JPA2 (JSR-317).

Alexander Bukev

Alexander_BukevAlexander Bukev is a Web developer at Sirma ITT. From early childhood his computer experience went through BASIC, C, ASM and embedded systems, then more recently, object-oriented programming and innovative web-based GUI using JSF and Seam. Special interests include innovations in user experience, usability, intuitive interactive GUIs, code optimization and redundant/failsafe systems.