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JAX London 2013 speakers

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Andy Piper

Developer Advocate, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal

Andy Piper is Developer Advocate for Cloud Foundry, the Open Source Platform-as-a-Service - like Tron, he fights for the users. He is probably best known online as a “social bridgebuilder” spanning a number of areas of technology and interest. He has also been involved with the Eclipse Paho project since the start, particularly through his former role advocating the use of MQTT at IBM, and helping to run the mqtt.org community website. Andy has a passionate interest in small and mobile devices, cloud, the Internet of Things, and Arduino and related technologies. He works at Pivotal.

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Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta is a Java EE & GlassFish Evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has over 14 years of experience in software industry.

Arun Gupta is a Java EE & GlassFish Evangelist working at Oracle. Arun has over 14 years of experience in software industry working in various distributed computing technologies, Java(TM) platform, and several web-related technologies. In his current role, he works very closely to create and foster the community around Java EE, GlassFish, and related technologies. He has participated in several standard bodies and worked amicably with members from other companies. He has been with the Java EE team since its inception and since then he has contributed to all Java EE releases. He is a prolific blogger at http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta. This blog has over 1000 blog entries with frequent vistors from all over the world reaching upto 25,000 hits a day. He has extensive world-wide speaking experience on multiple technologies.

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Ben Stopford

Ben Stopford is a specialist in compute and data grid technologies with experience at several investment banks and at Thoughtworks.

Ben Stopford is a specialist in compute and data grid technologies with experience at several investment banks and at Thoughtworks. He has a number of publications and speaking engagements to his name including QCon, JavaOne, OpenWorld and a number of acadmenic conferences. He currently leads development of a prize-winning distributed data store at The Royal Bank of Scotland. You can find more about him at http://www.benstopford.com

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Ben Summers

Ben has been developing software for longer than he quite realises.

Ben has been developing software for longer than he quite realises. After working as an independent developer and consultant for over a decade, in 2006 he teamed up with an information manager to build an interesting new information management platform, ONEIS. This takes a new approach to "real world" information, finding applications in everything from private health to solar panel installers.

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Björn Antonsson

Björn Antonsson has over 10 years of experience of JVM design and development as one of the JRockit JVM founders and 15 years of Java experience.

Björn Antonsson has over 10 years of experience of JVM design and development as one of the JRockit JVM founders and 15 years of Java experience. He has worked with high volume data systems and large traffic websites in both the finance and gaming industry.Björn joined Typesafe in early 2012 and is part of the team that is developing the Akka actor toolkit.

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Brent Beer

Brent's been a passionate user of Git and GitHub for a number of years beginning in university where he constantly tried to adopt the way students collaborated.

Brent has been a passionate user of Git and GitHub for a number of years beginning in university where he constantly tried to adopt the way students collaborated. After graduation, Brent moved out to work in San Francisco to work as a web developer and later became a member of the GitHub:Training team.

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Bruno Sá

Bruno holds 12+ years experience in IT Consulting and has been involved in projects related to different business areas.

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Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey is part of the Java Technology Center (JTC) team in IBM based at the Hursley Park Development Lab in the UK.

Chris Bailey is part of the Java Technology Center (JTC) team in IBM based at the Hursley Park Development Lab in the UK. He is the technical architect for the IBM Java service and support organization, responsible for enabling users of the IBM SDK for Java to deliver successful application deployments. Chris is also involved in gathering and assessing new requirements, the delivering of new debugging capabilities and tools, improvements in documentation, and improving the wider quality of the IBM SDK for Java.

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Chris Buckett

Technical Manager @ Entity. Developer, Author, Blogger, "Google Developer Expert"

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Chris Chedgey

Chris has a Masters in Software Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, with over 25 years software engineering experience gained in Ireland, Canada and the US

Chris has a Masters in Software Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, with over 25 years software engineering experience gained in Ireland, Canada and the United States.Chris joined the International Space Station Project in 1990 where he was a member of the team that defined the software development processes and tools for the program, and then technical lead on the Remote Manipulator System control software. In 1994 he moved to the $1.5bn Iris program which replaced the entire communications systems for the Canadian armed forces, first on the process/toolsmithing side, and then the product development side. In 2000 he founded Headway Software to address the lack of large-scale modularity that he saw as pervasive in software industry.He lives on the south coast of Ireland, where he likes to sail when it’s windy, and walk the dog when it’s not.

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Chris Harris

Solutions Architect at 10gen. Prior to 10gen, I held senior positions at SpringSource VMWare and Red Hat bio from Twitter

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Daniel Feist

Daniel Feist is a software architect at MuleSoft and works on the core of Mule ESB, the most widely used open-source ESB.

Daniel Feist is a software architect at MuleSoft and works on the core of Mule ESB, the most widely used open-source ESB. Daniel is focused on making enterprise integration easy, the core driver for Mule 3. Previous to MuleSoft, Daniel worked as a developer and architect on a number of financial/insurance projects at other companies. Daniel holds a Master's degree is Systems Engineering from Warwick University, UK.

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Daniel Roberts

Solution Architect at 10gen the company behind MongoDB. bio from Twitter

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darachennis

Chief Scientist at @push_technology. Atom smasher. Squircle amplifier. bio from Twitter

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Dave Gardner

Dave Gardner is a senior member of the technical team at Hailo, and has been organiser of the Cassandra London meetup group since 2010.

Dave Gardner is a senior member of the technical team at Hailo, and has been organiser of the Cassandra London meetup group since 2010. He speaks regularly on next-generation database and Big Data technologies, including at Cassandra EU, ApacheCon, Cloud Expo, Big Data London, and Cassandra Summit 2013.

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Dave Houston

Technical Lead (Research and Development) at Channel 4 bio from LinkedIn

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Dwight Merriman

MongoDB Contributer; CEO 10gen; Chairman AlleyCorp; ex-DoubleClick. Check out the @mongodb twitter handle too. bio from Twitter

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Eric D. Schabell

Eric D. Schabell is the JBoss technology evangelist for Integration and BPM products at Red Hat.

Eric D. Schabell is the JBoss technology evangelist for Integration and BPM products at Red Hat. He is responsible for various outbound technical aspects of promoting JBoss Enterprise Middleware integration products and services (BRMS/BPM, SOA, and data integration). He has been working within software development since 1998 for many different enterprises. Follow his blog at http://www.schabell.org.

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Geert Van Landeghem

Founder of DataCrunchers, a Big Data consultancy agency. Geert has a background of 20 years in development, coaching and technical lead.

Founder of DataCrunchers, a Big Data consultancy agency. Geert has a background of 20 years in development, coaching and technical lead, with a interest in data mining. He’s IBM BigInsights Technical Professional & Cloudera Certified Hadoop Administrator and Developer. He regularly talks about the world of Big Data, the technical and financial drivers, how to become a data driven organisation and how a real-time big data analytic system could be build.

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Graeme Johnson

Graeme Johnson (Java 7 Technical Lead, Architect JVM Customizations for Cloud) has been developing virtual machines and debuggers since he joined IBM in 1994.

Graeme Johnson (Java 7 Technical Lead, Architect JVM Customizations for Cloud) has been developing virtual machines and debuggers since he joined IBM in 1994, and has worked on both VisualAge for Java and IBM/OTI Smalltalk runtimes.Recently Graeme has been focusing on making Java a better runtime for the Cloud by building in support for multi-tenant applications and improving cooperation with hypervisors. In past lives Graeme worked on the VM interface for the Apache Harmony project, Java/PHP runtime support for IBM's Project Zero (http://projectzero.org), and JIT/Debugger interfaces to the JVM.Some of Graeme's previous talks include: Apache Harmony at JavaOne 2006, Multi-Platform C Development at EclipseCon 2007, and an examination of the PHP runtime at International PHP 2006 (also published in International PHP Magazine).

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Guillaume Laforge

Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource

As Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource, a division of VMware, Guillaume Laforge is the official Groovy Project Manager, and the spec lead of JSR-241, the Java Specification Request that standardizes the Groovy dynamic language. He initiated the creation of the Grails web application framework, and founded the Gaelyk project, a lightweight toolkit for developing applications in Groovy for Google App Engine. He is also a frequent conference speaker presenting Groovy, Grails, Gaelyk, Domain-Specific Languages at JavaOne, GR8Conf, SpringOne2GX, QCon, and Devoxx, among others. Guillaume also co-authored Groovy in Action along with Dierk König and Paul King, two famous Groovy committers. Before founding G2One, which was acquired by SpringSource in late 2008, and taking the role of VP Technology, Guillaume worked for OCTO Technology, a consultancy focusing on architecture and agile methodologies. While at OCTO, Guillaume developed new offerings around Groovy and Grails for its customers.Guillaume is also one of the founding members of the French Java/OSS/IT podcast LesCastCodeurs.

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Hayato Shimizu

Hayato has been working as a software engineer / devops engineer / architect, writing software and building highly scalable platforms.

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Ian Robinson

Ian is an engineer at Neo Technology, currently working on research and development for future versions of the Neo4j graph database.

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Jamie Allen

Director of Consulting for Typesafe. Author of Effective Akka (O'Reilly, 2013). bio from Twitter

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JAX

The Java Event for ALL Developers. Dedicated to knowledge transfer, networking and ideas exchange in the software industry. Follow us also @jaxlondon bio from Twitter

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JAX London

Online Marketing for JAX London

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Jim Gough

James (Jim) Gough graduated Warwick University in 2007 with a keen interest in building communities and a passion for technology, Java in particular.

James (Jim) Gough graduated Warwick University in 2007 with a keen interest in building communities and a passion for technology, Java in particular. After moving to London he became member of the London Java Community (LJC). He sits on both the Associates group and the Java Community Process group within the LJC. His recent focus has been on JSR-310 and Adopt a JSR to help target a release of the reference implementation in Java 8. Jim's involvement began as a lightning talk, but has since grown to helping build the TCK and discussing critical design decisions for the new library. Jim is an expert in Java development in investment banks, and has worked for two of the largest global investment banks. Jim works closely with newer members of the community and is a mentor to new professionals and takes part in the Meet a Mentor program with the London Graduate Community. In the last year Jim has spoken at Java One, JAX London, LJC Open Conference and Open Crete on a variety of issues and technologies impacting developers on a day-to-day basis.

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John Oliver

John has performed research and development in many languages for 15 years, on various platforms from micro controllers, robots, simulations, desktop applicatio

John has performed research and development in many languages for 15 years, on various platforms from micro controllers, robots, simulations, desktop applications and web services. Currently he is working at jClarity, applying the tools of machine learning to analyse and diagnose performance problems.John holds a PhD in Engineering from Warwick University working on algorithms for coordinating mobile robotic teams. During his study he performed extensive work on both physical and simulated robotic platforms, competing in a number of national and international robotics competitions.

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John oliver

John has performed research and development in many languages for 15 years.

John has performed research and development in many languages for 15 years, on various platforms from micro controllers, robots, simulations, desktop applications and web services. Currently he is working at jClarity, applying the tools of machine learning to analyse and diagnose performance problems.John holds a PhD in Engineering from Warwick University working on algorithms for coordinating mobile robotic teams. During his study he performed extensive work on both physical and simulated robotic platforms, competing in a number of national and international robotics competitions.

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John Stevenson

John is a Community Developer at Heroku & Salesforce and an active organiser of several communities in London.