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Patrik Beno is the J2EE Software Architect in Cleverlance, a Central-European provider of open multi-tier solutions. He is focused on frameworks and tools that help us all develop better software. As an architect he tries to make software development an enjoyable experience. Besides this, he is a devoted husband and father of five kids.

Aastha Bhardwaj is a staff engineer in the Media and Graphics Group in Java ME at Sun Microsystems. Previous to this role, she was one of the lead engineers on the Java Advanced Imaging API.

Binod P.G is an Architect in the CGBU division of Oracle Corporation. He is the architect of OCCAS and WSC products and also lead SIP Servlet expert group. Previously, at Sun Microsystems, he was an architect of the Project SailFin and a co-specification lead of the Java EE Connector Architecture 1.6 Expert Group . In the past, he was involved in the development of many areas of the glassfish applicaton server, including Java EE Service Engine, Server Startup, Connector 1.5, JDBC, Connection Pool and JMS provider integration. He is also one of the owners of Generic Resource Adapter for JMS project. Prior to joining Sun in 2000, he has worked on a number of server side software technologies including IMS PL/1 programs in IBM Mainframes and internet projects in Microsoft IIS.

Daniel Blaukopf is the technical lead for the Sun Java Toolkit for CDC.
He has been at Sun since 1998, most of that time developing tools for
Java Mobile Edition. Previous projects include the Sun Java Wireless
Toolkit for CLDC and the Wireless Connection Bridge in NetBeans Mobility.

John Bobowicz, aka "jbob" is one of the founders of and was the first community manager. He's been an employee of Sun Microsystems since 1997 and prior to that spent 9 years on Wall Street. He is a Java enthusiast who is always looking for excuses to code.

Eltjo works as a software architect at Ericsson. Started in 1997 at Ericsson and has been applying java to the telecom service layer from that time on, growing up together with java in this traditionally proprietary technology area. Currently he is a developer for SailFin and is an expert group member of the JCA v1.6 JSR (322). Within Ericsson Eltjo works on and with several JEE related projects. In his spare time, next to his numerous java 'home' projects and reading a lot of fantasy, he tries to play the piano, much to the grieve of his cat.

Yvo Bogers, studied applied mathematics at the Twente University, and graduated in the area of conceptual graph theory in 1998. He then started working for Ericsson Telecommunicatie B.V. in Rijen, where he worked mostly in the area of value added services (IN) and (more recently) on JavaEE prototyping and standardization. In his spare time, he is an amateur astronomer, a studio technician, plays a bunch of musical instruments, and has been a Mac adept since Apple took over Emagic in 2002.

Emilian Bold is a Java and NetBeans Platform consultant from
Timisoara, Romania, as well as a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. He
has been working with the NetBeans Platform since version 3.6,
starting with a project at Alcatel Romania and owns a NetBeans
Platform-focused consulting company.

Jack Bolles currently lives in London and works as a senior consultant for ThoughtWorks. Jack got into programming because he enjoyed the impact technology had on his day job. Eight years later...

Max Bonbhel hails from Congo, Africa but spends most of his time living in Quebec, Canada where he is working as Java consultant and trainer at Fujitsu Canada for various clients in Canada and sometimes abroad including France. He is an accomplished IT professional with over ten years of experience. As a senior consultant, he has worked in a variety of industries such as Insurance, Transportation and Education using different technologies and programming languages including Java and JEE, Microsoft, and Oracle as well as Open Source technologies.
Very involved in the Java Community, he has been leading the expansion of the Java User Groups movement in Africa with enthusiasm. He is the founder and president of JUG-AFRICA ( wich is an umbrella Java User Group (JUG) for the entire African continent that individual JUGs can affiliate with. He is also the founder of Congo JUG (, the first JUG in Congo. He is collaborating with global companies such as Oracle and Google in order to promote African developer communities and get support for their local events and initiatives.

Konstantin I. Boudnik is a software developer with over twelve years of field experience. He is Ph.D. candidate of Saint-Petersburg University, Russia. He started working at Sun Microsystems in 1994 and was participating in a variety of projects. Among them are Pascal compiler; Unix system administration; distributed systems development; JES installer. Right now he is quality researcher for Hotspot VM and looking for new ways of quality development for Java.

Tim Boudreau had his first startup when he was 13, and has been hooked since, with brief departures to play rock and roll, write and play music and do graphics and photography. He is the coauthor of NetBeans, the Definitive Guide from O'Reilly and Associates. Tim was part of the team that open sourced NetBeans, Sun Microsystems' Java(tm) development environment, and currently work as a developer on that project. Originally from Massachusetts, he lives in his adopted home city, Prague, Czech Republic.

Michael Bouschen is a software engineer and architect at Tech@Spree in Berlin, Germany. He has a long time Java experience and is working in the area of persistence, mapping Java objects to a database. His main focus is on query languages including Java Persistence Query Language, EJBQL, JDOQL, SQL)and persistence metadata. Michael is member of the JDO expert group (JSR-12 and JSR-243).

Bruce Boyes is the founder and co-leader of the Robotics Community, is on the Board of JDDAC and is active in the embedded Java Community. He's especially interested in teaching advanced robotics at the university level, and in the development of international robotics standards.

Vincent has been a developer for 10 years and a Java developer for three years. He likes working with open source projects, like tomcat, ant, and NetBeans, and joined the NetBeans project to see first hand if open source projects were a reality not just a myth. He believes that NetBeans is more open source than other open source projects ;-)
Vincent leads the localization of the IDE in french, and supports the french speaking members of NetBeans through the mail lists and localisation of content and news. He is a strong advocate promoting NetBeans and Java. Outside of computers, Vincent adores his wife and children and looks foward to a time when he can make more time to actively persue his passion to travel.

Tomas Brandalik worked 5 years in GIS bussines as an application developer for local ESRI distributor. At SUN he worked for as a QA engineer in various Netbeans projects (RMI, JDBC, Mobility Pack). Last 2 years he is software engineer in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit team and works on release 2.5. His main interests are Location Based Services, SIP, Mobile Internationalization and GUI design.

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Roger Brinkley is the JavaDesktop Community Leader and a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He has been at Sun for over 10 years and was the chief architect of the JavaHelp API and is still actively involved in online help system delivery mechansims.

Philip Brittan has been writing software and running software companies
for 15 years. He grew up on a ranch in Montana and has a degree in
Computer Science from Harvard University. He was lead developer, then VP
Product Development, and finally CEO of financial software firm
Astrogamma. Philip then founded and ran software development firm
Spheresoft, and then founded Droplets, Inc., of which he is
currently Chairman. In addition to starting companies and writing Java
code, Philip enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain biking, composing music,
and playing with his kids.

Daniel Brookshier (A.K.A. Turbogeek) is a freelance consultant, speaker, author, and Java Geek since Java 1.0. Daniel is one of the core members at and runs several open sorce projects including jxta-remote-desktop here at Daniel's latest book is JXTA: Java P2P Programming, but he also writes articles for and P2PJournal where he is an editor. Daniel's blog covers the P2P world, tips, tricks, and musings on Java and JXTA.

Greg Brown is a senior software architect with nearly two decades of experience developing client and server-based applications in both a services and R&D capacity. He is currently a member of the JavaFX team at Oracle, where he is primarily responsible for FXML, a markup language for constructing JavaFX user interfaces. He is also the founder of Apache Pivot, an open source platform for building rich Internet applications in Java. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jonathan Bruce is Program Manager at DataDirect Technologies, an operating company of Progress
Software. He has led and participated in four JSRs (114, 169, 54 and 220), including JDBC RowSet Implementations, JDBC CDC/FP, JDBC 3.0 and JDBC 4.0. A frequent speaker at a variety of industry events, Jonathan helps Java
and .NET developers alike to take advantage of the benefits XQuery offers when working with XML and a variety of databases.. Recently re-located from San Fransisco to North Carolina, Jonathan spends his weekends running, sailing and travelling.

Sean is an engineer with Sun Microsystems where he is the technical lead for the Java BluePrints program. He has been involved with the Java BluePrints since its inception. He is an author of the Addison-Wesley Java-series books, Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (now in second edition) and Designing Web Services with the J2EE 1.4 Platform (expected in Spring 2004). He is a regular speaker on enterprise application design.

Alex Bulgakov is a young software engineer who is trying to improve his skills, having experience with Pascal, Delphi, and C, but who decided that Java is the closest programming language to him.

Ed Burns is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle America, Inc. and has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most recently JavaServer Faces. Ed is currently the spec lead for JavaServer Faces, a topic on which Ed recently co-authored a book for McGraw Hill. Ed is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendence numbers and ratings at JavaOne, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, The Ajax Experience, and Java and Linux User Groups.

Rich Burridge is a Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems where he has worked for over seventeen years. Currently with the Accessibility
group, he is the creator of the Shared Data Toolkit for Java Technology (JSDT) and a coauthor of the Java Message Service (JMS)
API specification.

Larry Cable was a senior staff engineer with Sun Microsystems for
13 years, during which time he was a senior contributor to several
technologies including the X Window System, OpenStep, and CORBA. During
his tenure at JavaSoft he led the JavaBeans project, was a
member of the core architecture team for J2EE 1.2, a co-spec lead for
JSP, JAXP, and InfoBus and a contributor to many other JSRs.
Latterly Larry was the CTO for the iPlanet Application, Integration,
and Web Svcs group, and the Web Services Strategist for the office of
the CTO.

Angela M. Caicedo is a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems who specializes in the Sun's Java Enterprise System. She graduated from the University EAFIT of Medellin Colombia in 1998 with a B.S. in Computer Science. During 1996-1997 Angela was a visitor student at Center for Educational Computing Initiatives at MIT. Prior to joining Sun, Angela worked for three years as a software developer and researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne Switzerland. Angela did research at Agent Technologies, and in 1999 she made a specialization in Intelligent Agents.

Chris Campbell is an engineer on the Java 2D Team at Sun Microsystems, working on OpenGL hardware acceleration and imaging related issues. He will be out the door as soon as his rock and roll career takes off. Anyone that knows Chris understands that he is full of contradictions and that his music career will never come to fruition. Therefore, you can trust that he will be working hard for years to come to make Java the perfect platform for rich graphical applications and games.

For the past 18 years Jon Campbell has developed software and done network engineering. He holds more then 15 IT certifications, including a Valencia Community College two year certificate. He specializes in Java/C++/C# project management and AIX/Linux/Microsoft network engineering

Rodrigo Silva is a Brazilian Java enthusiast interested in enterprise technologies, web development and open source projects. With more than 9 years' experience, he has been working on some IT projects in the areas of
consulting, development and design of software architecture. He is also involved with some Java initiatives, such as: teaching, talks, articles,
blogging and so on. More information on him can be found at

Gabriele Carcassi has been working for more than 10 years in scientific computing. Is currently employed by the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the control systems group for the National Synchroton Light Source II, building tools for physics and machine operation.

Mark A. Carlson, Senior Architect at Sun Microsystems' Storage Group, has more than 25 years of experience with Networking and Storage development and more than ten year's experience with Java technology. He has spoken at numerous industry forums and events. He serves on the SNIA Technical Council, and represents Sun Microsystems on the DMTF Technical Committee as well as the DMTF Board of Directors where he serves as VP of Alliances.

Harold Carr is the architect for SOAP web service technology at Oracle
(a position he also held at Sun Microsystems). He designed the
pluggable transports, the asynchronous client and service APIs, and
streaming I/O used in Oracle's SOAP stack. He also lead the
consolidation of Oracle's three SOAP stacks down to one centering on
the Sun SOAP stack (aka Metro). Previous to this role he designed the
core architecture used in Sun's JAX-WS 2.0 reference implementation,
in Sun's CORBA ORB and in the and the scalable socket communications
architecture (aka Grizzly) used in GlassFish and IIOP remoting. He
was responsible for RMI-IIOP load-balancing and fail-over in the
GlassFish application server. He was part of the DOE/NEO team that
built a C++ forerunner to EJBs. He was chairperson of the OMG
Portable Interceptor specification and helped write the OMG Portable
Object Adapter specification. Previous to Sun, he did distributed
computing research at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories and
Schlumberger Research Laboratories, was Chief Architect of Visual Lisp
technology at Autodesk, and was a logic simulation consultant for
Cirrus Logic. He holds a Ph.D., in Computer Science from the
University of Utah where he worked as a research programmer on
Portable Standard LISP, Utah Common LISP, Concurrent Utah Scheme and
Distributed C++.

Craig Castelaz is a full-time husband and father who programs, teaches, and writes in his second full-time job. His career began when CP/M was the dominant microcomputer operating system, and Microsoft sold Z-80 cards for the Apple II to help make ends meet. He has held positions ranging from director of development to independent contract programmer. His programming experience spans the fields of education, health care, human resources, transportation, and component management. Craig has a Masters in Information Systems from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College.

John has been deeply fascinated by science and technology since watching the Apollo launches as a young child, from his back yard. Years later he found his perfect outlet for his passion in Java, where he has been steadily working on the coordination of distributed computing systems.

Davor Cengija is an IT consultant for CROZ d.o.o., a Zagreb, Croatia based company specialized in development and business integration tasks. In his spare time, he develops charity-ware software ("donate to charity if you like it"), does photography and runs a satirical
website. He is also the author of struts-wml taglib and active developer in several other open source projects.

Lilian Chamontin is a french IT professional who has started java
desktop development back in the 1.1 days. A former CTO of a large company
providing java enterprise software development, Lilian has left Paris in 2004
to start VLSolutions, specialized in components and consulting services for
java desktop applications. When not at work, Lilian spends his time in taking
care of his wife and daughter, java games development, and marathon training.

Ludovic Champenois (ludo) is a software enineer at Google, and previously was a Principal Engineer at Oracle/Sun for the last 15 years. He was one of the tech leads and architects on the GlassFish Application Server and was responsible to ensure best in class developer experience for Java EE 6 programmers with GlassFish and Developer IDE: Eclipse and NetBeans.