Sander is Director of Technology at Picnic —the Dutch online grocery scale-up— building Java-based systems at scale. He also is a Java Champion and author of the O'Reilly book 'Java 9 Modularity' (see javamodularity.com). As an avid conference speaker, Sander loves sharing knowledge, also through his blog at http://branchandbound.net and as Pluralsight instructor.
Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. He has co-founded multiple software-related startups and has served in a consulting role at several more. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing A... morendroid and iOS device applications.
Jim's passion is mentoring software developers. He enjoys the native development experience of Java on Android and Objective-C on iOS just as much as the cross-platform experience of .NET-based device development with Xamarin. Jim has authored more than 30 articles on device application development and has served as a contributing expert on mobile software development issues to a variety of media outlets. Jim’s latest book is Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments.
Jim and his wife, along with several cats, split their time between Celebration, Florida (just 3 miles from Walt Disney World) and Weirs Beach, New Hampshire. Check out Jim's blog where he talks about a variety of mobile software development issues as well as the fun of a life split between the busy region of the "House of Mouse" and the quiet of NH’s lakes & mountains.
Maurice Naftalin has four decades experience in the software industry as a developer, designer, and architect. He is a Java Champion, a three-times JavaOne Rockstar, and author or co-author of two Java books: "Java Generics and Collections", and "Mastering Lambdas". Over the last twenty years he has trained thousands of students in intermediate and advanced Java topics.
Passionate about programming computers for over 20 years, Jose made his debut in assembler and C, C for SIMD parallel machines before adopting Java as an object-oriented language, indispensable to most major modern applications. He brings his expertise and capacity for analysis and synthesis to many projects, mainly in the lower layers, close to the data, but also on complex UI design, or in the browser. PhD in applied maths and computer science, assistant professor in Paris North University for... more 15 years, Jose also has a passion for education and knowledge transfer. He writes a blog, Java le soir, French documentary source on Java technologies for thousands of french speaking developers around the world. He is a member of the french Paris Java User Group, and co-organizer of the conference Devoxx France.
Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems and works independently as a Software Engineer and Trainer. Recently he has written a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O'Reilly and teaching people via java8training.com and Pluralsight. He's worked as a developer in diverse areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers, and Network Protocols. He is a leader in the London Java Community and runs Java Hackdays. Richard is also a known conference speaker,... more having talked at Devoxx, JavaOne, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, Oredev, JAX London, and Codemotion. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.
Maaike is trainer and software developer. She founded training agency Brightboost in 2014 and spends most of her days and nights working and learning. Training gives her the opportunity to combine her love for software development with her passion to help others boost their careers and be successful. She has trained professionals in the field of Java, Spring, C#, Python, Scrum, React and Angular. A lot of her time is spend staying up-to-date with the latest developments in her field. Next to the... more practical training and programming experience, Maaike has a lot of experience with short technical consulting projects and providing learning solutions for complex software development departments.
Richard has more than 26 years of experience as a professional software developer and architect. He has written five books on enterprise Java including EJB, JMS, web services, and software architecture. He has served on the JCP executive committee and multiple expert groups is the co-founder of OpenEJB and Apache Geronimo, was a Sr. Analyst for Burton Group (aka Gartner), and is a celebrated public speaker.
Zoran Horvat is Principal consultant at Coding Helmet Consultancy, speaker
and author of 100+ articles, and independent trainer on .NET technology stack.
He can often be found speaking at conferences and user groups, promoting
object-oriented development style and clean coding practices and techniques
that improve longevity of complex business applications.
Like many software craftsmen, Josh eats, sleeps, and dreams in code. He codes for fun, and his kids code for fun! Right now, Josh works as a full-time committer on Spring Security and loves every minute. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, Josh loves to hike and be in the outdoors when he's not hacking away at some new Java library. He also loves to juggle, especially on every third Saturday in June. Application Security holds a special place in his heart, a place diametrically opposed to and cos... moremically distant from his unending hatred for checked exceptions.
Sarah just finished her PhD in Computer Science and in that process found two loves: inventing things and teaching. Working at Pluralsight allows her to do what she loves and work with some amazing people. When she's not teaching she's outside, enjoying the Florida sunshine with her family.