Steering Committee

The Steering committee is comprised of a small group of Java Champions.

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Ken Fogel

Expertise: Java in Education, Java training

Java Champions, JCP Executive Committee Member, Research Scholar in Residence at Dawson College, author, conference speaker. His first book titled Transitioning to Java from Packt was recently published. He is an active member in the Java in Education initiative in the JCP EC. He recently completed a workshop on Jakarta REST services that will be made available to JUGs and anyone who wishes to organize a workshop on this topic.

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Mike Redlich

Java Champion | Director at Garden State JUG | Lead Java Editor at InfoQ Java | Contract Developer Advocate and Technical Writer at Payara

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Rustam Mehmandarov

Rustam is a Java Champion and Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud. He lives and works in Oslo, Norway, working as a chief engineer and consultant specializing in Java platform, and a competency network coordinator at work. Previously, he has been leading JavaZone and the Norwegian JUG – javaBin. Rustam is passionate about open source and sharing his knowledge with others. He is a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences and events.

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Mary Grygleski

Mary is a Java Champion and a passionate Senior Developer Advocate at DataStax, a leading data management company that champions Open Source software and specializes in Big Data, DB-as-a-service, Streaming, and Cloud-Native systems. She spent 3.5 years as a very effective advocate at IBM, focusing on Java, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She considers herself a polyglot and loves to continue learning new and better ways to solve real-life problems. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job, and currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG).

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Cesar Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer @Tomitribe. Java Champion, Ace Pro, SuperFrog, OpenSource surfer always eager to share and learn with fellow developers

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Andrzej Grzesik

Small data and high latency software, on the JVM

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Peter Lawrey

CEO of Chronicle Software, 13K answers for Java and JVM on, "Vanilla Java" blog with 4M+ views, Java Champion

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Barry Burd

Author of Java For Dummies, Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies, and other books.

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Vincent Mayers

Tech Community Leader, Java Champion, steering committee, Organizer of Devnexus and Atlanta Java Users Group.

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Daniel Oh

Senior Principal Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat, a well-known public speaker, open source contributor, published author, and developer advocate. Daniel has more than 20 years of first-hand experience in solving real-world enterprise problems in production environments using cloud-native technologies such as Quarkus, Spring Boot, Node.js, and Kubernetes.

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