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David Rupp lives in beautiful Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where he works as a Java developer and trainer. A graduate of the University of Florida, he is currently studying for his Master's degree at the University of Colorado at Denver, with a concentration in Bioinformatics. When not at the computer or in the classroom, David can be found writing music for his church choir, directing and/or performing in various musicals, and hanging out with his gorgeous wife and four terrific kids.

Bhavani is a B.E. graduate in Computer Science from KREC (pka NITK) who has worked for Sun Microsystems since July 2001 as a software developer. He has worked on VPN technologies, Integration and Installer Projects, Mobile Access technologies and Application Server development project. His current working areas are mainly Embedded GlassFish and SailFin CAFE. He likes making friends, traveling, playing indoor games, listening to music, and watching movies.

Sahoo is an engineer at Sun Microsystems, working in Java EE application server development engineering group. He contributes to glassfish project. Besides that he is also involved in writing a portability checking tool for Java EE applications. Prior experiences include working in C++ language binding for an object database management system, developing enterprise applications using CORBA & messaging middleware. Although his full name is Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo, he prefers to be called by his last name *Sahoo*.

Alexander Saint Croix is a long-time Open Source Javangelist whose development interests range from rule engineering, aporetics, social relationship and reputation analysis to the attention economy, system theory, advanced testing design and fault tolerant network architectures. He's applied his formal background in writing to sundry publications in the tech sector over the last 5 years. After serving for several years as a training consultant and member of the Innovation Fellows board for the University of Minnesota, he is now one of their Network Analysts and hopes to pursue a formal graduate education in Computer Science.

Giovani Salvador is one of the coordinators of the oldest JUG in Brazil, RSJUG, at the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He has worked as a university professor teaching Java and currently is a java architect at Dell in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Giovani achieved Master's Degree in computer science at Pontifical University Catholic and also owns Java certifications as well as Scrum certifications (CSM, CSP).
Check more details at http://www.linkedin.com/in/giovanisalvador.

Airlan San Juan has been programming in Java since 1996, when he first
tried out some applets and learned to love the Duke. He has not wavered in
his simple but deep love for this language and platform since that time.
He does mostly server-side JEE programming, but has recently made the jump
to pervasive Java development in his work for RimLife Technologies. He has a Masters
Degree in Plant Molecular Biology and wields an MBA when things get really
rough. He also likes aroid plants, leafcutter ants, tropical climes, and
his wife - not necessarily in that order.

Prasad is working as a Sr.Staff Engineer in J2ME organization, primarily working
on Embedded Operating Systems, and the J2ME platforms built on them. He has
been working on mobile software space for the last 8 years, including past stints
at Motorola.

Otávio Santana, the otaviojava, is developer and enthusiast about the open source world. He Practices agile' philosophy and polyglot development in Brazil. JUG Leader of JavaBahia also is member of SouJava and Linguagil's Group. Developer in openjdk and JSE plataform, creator of the Apache Easy-cassandra. Speaker in the bigger events about java in brazilian territory also present in java's Community worldwide besides write some article about java, agile and nosql.

twitter: https://twitter.com/otaviojava

Michael Nascimento Santos is a seasoned developer with more than 8
years of experience with the Java platform, from J2ME to J2EE, and
over 14 years of pratical programming experience. He co-leads JSR-310 (Date & Time API), is
a Java Champion, an expert at 5 JSRs - JSR-207 (PD4J), JSR-250 (Common
Annotations) and JSR-270 (Mustang/Java 6), JSR-296 (Swing Application
Framework) and JSR-303 (Bean Validation) -, the java.net Community
Manager for the JSR Community and a java.net blogger. He also helps to
run SouJava, one of the largest JUGs in the world and collaborates
with many open-source projects, such as Thinlet, AspectWerkz and genesis. He has spoken at many
Java-related events, such as JavaOne 2003/2007, JustJava
2003/2004/2005/2006, Abaporu 2003, FISL 2004, COMDEX Brasil 2004,
BrasilOne 2004 and Conexao Java 2005/2006.

Andreas Schaefer is a System Architect for J2EE at SeeBeyond Inc. working on the development of advance JCA resource adapters. He is a member of JSR-77 expert group and a former JBoss core developer. Currently he is focusing on AOP frameworks and how they can be used to create the next generation of an application server. These ideas and much more can be found on his personal weblog. Since Andy jr. became his boss in July 2002 he enjoys to be a father as much as he likes to investigate and solve problems with the computer.

Karl Schaefer is a software engineer at Carnegie Learning, Inc. and a project owner of SwingX.

Cliff Schmidt manages standards and open source strategy for BEA's
WebLogic Workshop product. Through the Java Community Process and
other standards organizations, he ensures that the Workshop product
complies with existing standards and advances future standards. He
has also participated in standards working groups at OASIS and the
World Wide Web Consortium, such as the XML Schema Working Group.
In addition to working with standards organizations, he is
responsible for BEA's relationship with open source communities,
including code contributions and ongoing developer involvement.
Prior to working at BEA, he managed the XML standards strategy for
Microsoft's MSXML, SQLXML, and .NET XML products. He has been
working in the software industry since 1987, with the exception of
serving six years as a submarine officer for the US Navy.

Scott Schram began his career as a game developer in the Apple II era, and now works on web-based enterprise software for Innovex Technology. He is a published song writer with his wife, composer Ruth Elaine Schram. His personal site is http://schram.net.

Alexander Schunk is an graduate BA student of Comuter Science at the University of Applied Sciences. He writes German textbooks on Java Technology and is the owner of the java.net project JDKGUITools which provides GUI versions of SDK command-line tools. Also he is member of the OpenJDK Project and frequntly posts Blogs on new insights of the OpenJDK compiler and the Java Runtime. Homepage: www.alexanderschunk.de (always uder development :) )

Sean Sheedy is a consultant in the mobile application space. He can be reached at http://seansheedy.com

Srikanth Shenoy is the Director of Enterprise Java Practice at ObjectSource (www.objectsource.com). Srikanth has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in variety of distributed computing technologies. His speciality is architecture, design, development, and deployment of large Java, Java EE and JavaFX projects. In this current role, he works closely with customers to understand their business needs and then leads several teams to deliver end-to-end projects by leveraging open source technologies to solve business problems. He is the author of a book on Struts Best Practices.

Leigh Shevchik is an editorial production manager for the Sun Developer Network. She supports the NetBeans, Sun Java Studio Creator, and Java Studio Enterprise content teams.

Jack Shirazi is the author of O'Reilly's "Java Performance Tuning" and director of the popular website JavaPerformanceTuning.com/, the world's premier site for Java performance information. Jack writes articles for many magazines, usually about Java performance related matters. He also oversees the output at JavaPerformanceTuning.com, publishing around 1 000 performance tips a year as well as many articles about performance tools, discussion groups, and much more. In his earlier life Jack also published work on protein structure prediction and black hole thermodynamics, and contributed to some Perl5 core modules "back when he had more time".

Stephen Shoaff is currently the Director of Engineering for the Directory products at Sun Microsystems and owner of the OpenDS project on java.net. His previous roles at Sun were Technical Director for Identity Management and head of the Deployment Engineering teams. Prior to joining Sun, Steve was at Netscape Communications deploying their first version of Directory Server while in Professional Services and then as the Directory Product Line Manager. His participation with Open Source began with another java.net project, SLAMD.

Ryan Shoemaker is a Cloud Architect at EnterpriseDB where he is currently working on The Postgres Plus Cloud Database product. Prior to that he was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems for a combined 14.5 years where he worked on a variety of Java Enterprise and Java Web & XML technologies including JMS, JAXB, JWSDP, and WSIT. Before joining EnterpriseDB, he worked in the mobile enterprise space on mobile data synchronization and mobile device management products. He is also an active member of Java.net where he participates and hosts many projects in addition to being one of the Java Web & XML Community leaders.

Zarar Siddiqi is an analyst for the University of Toronto. His work involves software design and development and he specializes in client/server and internet applications. His other IT interests include MVC frameworks, .NET, web services and SQL. He originally hails from Kashmir and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

Kathy Sierra is the coauthor of Head First Java and Head First EJB. She has been interested in learning theory since her days as a game developer. More recently, she's been a master trainer for Sun Microsystems, teaching Sun's java instructors how to teach the latest technologies to customers. Her current gig, along with her partner Bert Bates, is developing and producing the bizarre new Head First series of books for O'Reilly. She's also the original founder of javaranch.com, which came dangerously close to winning a Jolt Cola award last year, but had to settle for the computer equivalent of being the Miss America runner-up (winning the Software Development Magazine Productivity Award instead). She likes to think about thinking (as opposed to actually DOING it), and blogs from time to time about metacognition, why having fun MATTERS, and why being an "individual contributor" (as Scott McNealy puts it) is way better than being a "manager".

Edgar Silva is a highly recognized consultant, technical leader, teacher and speaker in Brazil. As a Solutions Architect at JBoss, a division of Red Hat, he is responsible for JBoss products in Brazil helping customers and partners to design and develop very large JEE applications for several industries in the finance, telcos and B2C markets. He has been using Java since J2EE was just a dream. Furthermore, Edgar is a frequent Java speaker at events in Brazil, such as Comdex, Fisli, BorCon, JustJava, CafeBrasil, BrasilOne, Maratona4Java, as well as JavaOne in USA . He is NetBeans Dream Team founding member and also helps on Soujava(Java User Group Society) management .

Stuart is a Senior Architect with Sun Microsystems specializing in large scale Java systems in education. Stuart has been working with the worlds leading universities to develop Java based open source and community source applications and frameworks.

Jonathan Simon is a developer and author specializing in user interaction. He is currently heading up the user interface effort for Firethorn, a startup developing a J2ME-based mobile banking application. In a previous lifetime, Jonathan designed and developed mission-critical financial trading clients for Wall Street investment banks. He has written extensively about his experiences here at java.net, as well as for IBM DeveloperWorks, JavaWorld, Addison Wesley and O'Reilly. He is especially interested in interaction design and data visualization with an emphasis on the access and presentation of information to improve the user experience. An avid percussionist, composer, and electronic musician, Jonathan spends most of his non-working hours on the drums laying down the funk or otherwise making really cool noises.

James has been at Sun or 17 years as a developer and architect. James
taught the first Java partners class in 1992 in asia and has had continued developing architctures within Sun's client services organization around Java and large system architecture. As Chief Architect for Sun's global education and research group he has a unique perspective on some of the
global implementations going on around the world in education and library space. James represents Sun in IMS Global and is co-chair on Web Services security.

Volker Simonis received a diploma and PhD degree in computer
science from the University of Tubingen/Germany. After working for SUN
Microsystems he switched to SAP where he's currently working in the
JIT Compiler Technology group. You can check out his (somewhat outdated) website
for more info.

Inderjeet Singh is a software engineer at Google. Prior to joining Google, Inderjeet was a senior staff engineer with Sun Microsystems where he led Java EE SDK, Java Application Platform SDK, and the Java BluePrints program. He is the primary author of the Addison-Wesley Java-series books, Designing Web Services with the J2EE 1.4 Platform and Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (second edition). In the past, he designed fault-tolerance software for large-scale distributed telecommunications switching systems. Inderjeet holds an M.S. in computer science from Washington University in Saint Louis, and a B.Tech. in computer science and engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Danila Sinopalnikov is a senior staff engineer in Client Systems Group at Sun Microsystems where he works on high-performance CLDC VM.

Before he went to the Java world, Gediminas Siutilas was a C++ developer at Germany company LKSoft. His routine was related to 2D geometry and client-side stuff development for ~3 years. ~2 years ago he became a part of Java world, staring from Customer support and moving forward through many java buzzwords-technologies.

John is a freelance consultant specialising in Enterprise Java, Web Development, and Open Source technologies, currently based in Wellington, New Zealand. Well known in the Java community for his many published articles, John helps organisations to optimize their Java development processes and infrastructures and provides training and mentoring in open source technologies, SDLC tools, and agile development processes. John is principal consultant at Wakaleo Consulting, a company that provides consulting, training and mentoring services in Enterprise Java and Agile Development.

Varun Sood is currently working as Senior Associate-Education at Infosys Technologies Limited. He is involved in evangelizing the employees about the latest and upcoming technologies in the field JEE and also evangelizing Web Application Security(OWASP). Varun's areas of interest include Enterprise Architecture and Web Application Security. He is an SCJP 6.0 certified programmer. Currently his assignments include working on a Business Rules Engine and evangelizing PCI regulation.

Juan Carlos Soto is Director of Advanced Development in Sun's Software CTO office. He has engineering and business responsibilities for a number of projects including:

JXTA(tm) P2P Technology (jxta.org and jxta.dev.java.net),
Game Technologies Group,
Advanced Java Graphics and Media
Advanced Desktop and Project Looking Glass, and RFID Engineering. Juan Carlos is also a former community manager and board member of jxta.org and an advocate of Open Source.

Bruno F. Souza is the number one Java Evangelist in Brazil, responsible for hundreds of Java presentations throughout the country and internationally. As a Java consultant, Bruno participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (the Java Users Society) Brazil's most important Java User Group, and one of the largest worldwide, and also working with many other JUGs, Bruno helped drive the growth of the Brazilian Java community.

Sue Spielman is president and senior consulting engineer for Switchback Software LLC . Switchback Software provides a full range of software development and consulting services for enterprise business, web, and wireless applications. Sue is also the co-founder of Mobilogics LLC providing GPS/LBS solutions for mobile devices. Sue frequently speaks at industry conferences around the US and is the author of 'The Struts Framework: Practical Guide for Java Programmers', 'JSTL: Practical Guide for JSP Programmers', and 'The Web Conferencing Book'.

Gregg Sporar has been a software developer for over twenty years, working on projects ranging from control software for a burglar alarm to 3D graphical user interfaces. He has been using Java since 1998 and his interests include user interfaces, development tools, and performance profiling. He worked as a Technology Evangelist for several years at Sun Microsystems and is currently a Senior Product Manager at Smart Bear Software.