Gavin King leads the Ceylon project at Red Hat. Gavin is the creator ofHibernate, a popular object/relational persistence solution for Java, and the Seam Framework, an application framework for enterprise Java. He's contributed to the Java Community Process as JBoss and then Red Hat representative for the EJB and JPA specifications and as lead of the CDI specification.
Gavin now works full time on Ceylon, polishing the language specification, developing the compiler frontend, and thinking about the SDK and future of the platform. He's still a fan of Java, and of other languages, especially Smalltalk, Python, and ML.
Patrycja Wegrzynowicz is a software visionary and expert specialized in automated software engineering and Java technologies. She is the founder and CTO of Yonita, Inc., a California-based start-up with focus on automated detection and refactoring of software defects, including security vulnerabilities, performance and concurrency anti-patterns, and database issues.
She is also associated with Warsaw University of Technology, where she serves as Technical Manager of Passim/Synat, an intelligent search platform. Patrycja is finalizing PhD in Computer Science at University of Warsaw. She is a regular speaker at major academic as well as industrial conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone, OOPSLA, ASE, and others.
Patrycja's interests focus on patterns and anti-patterns in software along with automated software engineering, particularly static and dynamic analysis techniques to support program verification, comprehension, and optimization.
Ben Straub has always been a programmer, and loves making things work. He lives in Portland, Oregon (USA), and hacks on things for GitHub.
Keith Babo is a senior software engineer at Red Hat and project lead for SwitchYard, a JBoss Community project. While most of Keith's career has been in R&D, he spent his first year at Red Hat as a solution architect, helping organizations adopt open source technologies and stick it to the man. In a former life, Keith was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped create and destroy multiple iterations of business integration middleware.
Jaka is a programmer. He is not married, has 0 kids, no hobbies and no dog. He does not play basketball, even though people continuously ask him that, nor does he particularly like speaking publicly. He has nightmares about having to write Java, but has recently grown a fondness for Scala, and has some respect for the JVM.
Along with colleagues at Celtra, he is making the world a better place by making sure the ads on your mobile phones do not suck completely.
Benjamin works at CloudBees, specialising on the integration of multiple JVM languages and frameworks into the CloudBees infrastructure - acquiring a taste for the variety of powerful languages available today on the JVM. His work at CloudBees is centered around continuous deployment - building out the JVM languages and frameworks into ready-to-deploy stacks.
His work includes dealing with Scala, Play, Lift, Grails, JRuby on Rails, Spring, Hibernate, Clojure, Sencha, Vert.x and Akka, he quickly grew enthusiasm for Java and the JVM, and is thrilled by the challenges and opportunities of the Cloud and its many moving parts.
Domen has been working for Si.mobil for 6 years, where he is employed as product manager for cloud-based business solutions and bizstore.si channel. He was a key member of the team that established cloud services offer within Si.mobil portfolio and was involved in bizstore.si marketplace development from the beginning of the project.
Uroš has 15 years of professional experience as software developer, technical team lead, solution architect and consultant in the IT industry. He is a member of the project team from the beginning and his primary responsibility is to align business requirements with technical capabilities of the CSB platform.