Fabiane is a computer scientist who is passionate about creating software that will positively change the world we live in. She was chief architect of the Sao Paulo Healthcare Information System, considered the largest JavaEE application in the world and winner of the 2005 Duke's Choice Award. She leaded several communities, including the JavaTools Community at java.net, where 800+ open source projects were born. She is a frequent speaker at conferences in Brazil and abroad, including JavaOne, OSCON, Jfokus, JustJava, QCon and more. She’s also the author of several technical articles and member of the program committee of several conferences as JavaOne, OSCON, TDC and QCon. She was chosen a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems as a recognition of her contribution to the Java ecosystem. Currently, she works as a Chief Scientist at TailTarget where she is helping to shape new disruptive Data Science based services.
Trisha Gee, Programmer / Developer, JetBrains
Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, software and non-profit, for companies of all sizes. She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and dabbles with Open Source development. Trisha is a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group and a Java Champion, she believes community and sharing ideas helps us learn from mistakes and build on successes. She’s a Developer Advocate for JetBrains, which means she gets to share all the interesting things she’s constantly discovering.
Yara Senger (Brazil) has been a tireless Java activist in Brazil for many years. She is President of SouJava and she is an alternate representative of the group on the JCP Executive Committee. Yara has led SouJava in many initiatives, from technical events to social activities. She is co-founder and director of Globalcode, which trains developers throughout Brazil and The Developer's Conference besides several Hackathons and other events. In 2011, she was recipient of the Duke Choice's Award, for the JHome embedded environment. Yara is also an active speaker, giving presentations in many countries, including JavaOne SF, JavaOne Latin Ameria, JavaOne India, Devoxx, JFokus, and JUGs throughout Brazil and get recognized as JavaOne Rockstar Speaker. Yara is editor of InfoQ Brasil and also frequently posts at http://blog.globalcode.com.br/search/label/Yara. Follow Yara @YaraSenger.
Mercedes Wyss, Programmer / Developer, PowerWTechnology
With studies in Software Engineering is Full Stack Mobile Developer with more than 5 years of experience. At present is CTO at Produactivity; and is Founder and CTO at PowerWTechnology (her own company) with which she has worked for companies as McDonald's, Remington, Black+Decker, Cartridge World. Is an active Jug member in Guatemala Java Users Group, is on charge of all the logistics behind JUG's activities, this year founded a JDuchess chapter in Guatemala. Is a Java Speaker in Guatemala, has participated in multiple occasions at speaker in Software Engineering's Congress, FLISoL, Java Day Guatemala, Java Day Tour Guatemala and Women Techmakers.
Ixchel Ruiz, IT Developer, Canoo Engineering AG
Ixchel has developed software application & tools since 2000. Her research interests include dynamic languages, testing and client-side technologies. Systems Administration (*nix on the top), Data Modeling and IA are among her career passions. She is a believer in open source and has participated in some projects (Json-lib and EZMorph), she is also a Groovy enthusiast, participating in several conferences and JUG meetings where the topic arises. She has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico.
Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors
Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria’s core responsibility is the Oracle Database. She is responsible for evangelizing the new functionality and getting the feedback from our customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product. Prior to this role, she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the Oracle Database query optimizer. Maria is an active member in Oracle’s WIT community and firmly believes in mentoring junior colleguages.
Kasia Mrowca started her IT career programming GPGPUs for econometrics, and her work won the TechAward for the most innovative scientific project in Poland. She then worked as a network admin before moving on to become a product owner. She currently works on an analytics/big data project while working to finish her PhD thesis. In addition to being a data freak, she’s an agile enthusiast and conference-junkie.
Melliyal Annamalai, Oracle
Melli Annamalai Ph.D. is a product manager at Oracle. Her current focus area is Big Data, in particular on integrating data in Hadoop with data in relational databases. She works closely with customers and regularly speaks at conferences and workshops. She is a co-inventor on multiple patents and co-author on a book on databases.
Yanping Wang, Engineer (non-IT), Intel Corp
As a Big Data performance engineer at Intel, she has been working on Java GC and Big Data application performance for the past 10 years. Currently, she is leading the development of Apache Mnemonic (incubating) project, a structured data in-place persistence library for Java focusing on extending in-memory computing into non-volatile memory and storage devices and improving Big Data application performance by reducing garbage collection and removing SerDe.
Holly Cummins, Software Engineer/Developer, IBM
Holly Cummins is a technical lead in IBM’s London Bluemix Garage, which uses lean startup, extreme programming, and design thinking to help companies, large and small, innovate on the Bluemix PaaS. She is a co-author of Enterprise OSGi in Action and has spoken at JavaOne, Devoxx, QCon, Jfokus, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, JAX London, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit, as well as a number of user groups.
Patrycja Wegrzynowicz, CTO, Yonita, Inc.
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 focused on automated detection and refactoring of software defects, including security vulnerabilities, performance and concurrency anti-patterns, and database issues. Patrycja is a regular speaker at major academic as well as industrial conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx, JavaZone, OOPSLA, ASE, and others. She has been named as one of Top 10 Women in Tech in Poland 2016 by Girls in Tech. 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. You can follow her on Twitter at @yonlabs.
Poonam Parhar, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
Poonam Parhar, currently a JVM Sustaining Engineer at Oracle where her primary responsibility is to resolve customer escalated problems against JRockit and HotSpot JVMs. She loves debugging and troubleshooting problems, and is always focused on improving the serviceability and supportability of the JVM. She has nailed down many complex Garbage Collection issues in the HotSpot JVM, and is passionate about improving the debugging tools and the serviceability of the product so as to make it easier to troubleshoot and fix Garbage Collector related issues in the JVM. In an attempt to help the customers and the Java community, she shares her work experiences and knowledge through the blog she maintains here: https://blogs.oracle.com/poonam/.
Natalie Delemar is a consultant with Ernst & Young and has been working with Essbase since 1999 and Planning since 2007. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2010, she held roles as an Essbase Developer, Hyperion administrator and Hyperion systems manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 currently serves as President.
Board of WIT