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Program Committee

Mala Gupta

A proud wife, Mala Gupta is an author and a Java Champion. She works as a Java Developer Advocate with JetBrains. She has authored multiple books with Manning, Packt and O'Reilly Publications. She is an international speaker at industry conferences and has over two decades of experience in the software industry. She has been actively supporting Java certification as a path to career advancement. She co-leads Delhi's Java User Group. A strong supporter of Women in Technology, she drives initiatives of the Women Who Code Delhi chapter to augment the participation of women in tech.

Edwin Derks

Edwin Derks is a Java Champion and Principal Consultant with Team Rockstars IT. He has a passion for gathering and sharing knowledge about anything related to the Java ecosystem and cloud-driven development in general. He’s a contributor to MicroProfile and Jakarta EE, writes articles and often speaks at conferences. In his spare time, he can often be found in the gym or having a good time at dance parties or metal concerts.

Michael Redlich

Michael Redlich is a Java Champion and retired Senior Research Technician at ExxonMobil Technology & Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey with over 33 years experience in polymer physics and developing custom scientific laboratory and web applications.

Mike has been an active member within the Java community for the past 25 years. He founded the Garden State Java User Group (formerly the ACGNJ Java Users Group) in 2001 that remains in continuous operation. Since 2016, Mike has served as a Java community news editor for InfoQ where his contributions include monthly news items, technical writing and technical reviews. Mike has co-authored nine (9) articles with Barry Burd for Java Boutique (now jGuru). He has presented at conferences including: Oracle Code One, Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE), Trenton Computer Festival (TCF) and TCF IT Professional Conference, and Java User Groups including: Philly Java Users Group, Kansas City Java Users Group, Princeton Java Users Group and Capital District Java Developers Network. More recently, Mike has contributed to open source projects and has been elected as a committer to the Jakarta NoSQL, Jakarta Data and Eclipse JNoSQL projects. He also participates on the leadership council of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. Mike was elected as a Java Champion in April 2023.

Mike makes his home in Flemington, New Jersey with his lovely wife, Rowena, where they spend quality time cycling/running and traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana and Newport, Rhode Island throughout the year.

Tobias Frech

J2EE - JavaEE - JakartaEE, monolith and microservices. Tobias has a broad range of experiences in the enterprise software development and operations space. It's more likely to find him dissecting IP packets than moving pixels. Community and conference organizer, Java Champion.

Abraham Marin-Perez

Abraham Marín-Pérez is a Java programmer, consultant, author, and public speaker with more than fifteen years of experience in a variety of industries. Originally from Valencia, Spain, Abraham has built most of his career in London, UK, working with entities like JP Morgan or the United Kingdom’s Home Office, frequently in collaboration with Equal Experts. Thinking his experiences could be useful to others, Abraham became a Java news editor at InfoQ, authored “Real-World Maintainable Software”, and co-authored “Continuous Delivery in Java”. He also helps run the London Java Community. Always the learner, Abraham is pursuing a degree in Physics.

Dmitry Aleksandrov

Dmitry Aleksandrov is a chief architect at T-Systems, a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker, and blogger. He has more than a decade experience mainly in Java Enterprise in banking/telecom, but he is also interested in dynamic languages on JVM and features such as massive-parallel computations on GPUs.

He is a co-lead of the Bulgarian Java User Group and co-organizer of jPrime Conf. Dmitry is also a frequent speaker at local events as well as conferences such as JavaOne/Code One, Devoxx, JavaZone, and Joker/JPoint.

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