Directory of Women in Tech

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    Java Champions

     

     

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    Fabiane Nardon

    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.

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    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.

    Java Champion

    JavaOne Rockstar

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    Yara Senger

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Opal Alapat

    Opal Alapat is the Vision Team Practice Lead at interRel Consulting and has ~20 years of experience with Oracle EPM and BI applications. She specializes in the architecture, management, development, and training of Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions, specifically related to the Oracle EPM and BI Cloud suite. In addition, Opal is an author of the first three published books ever on Oracle EPM/BI Cloud. Opal is actively engaged with several Oracle user groups, including ODTUG, NTxHUG, RMOUG, IOUG, and OAUG. She attained Cloud Oracle ACE Associate status in April 2017.

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    Heli Helskyaho

    Heli Helskyaho is the CEO for Miracle Finland Oy and an Ambassador for EOUC (EMEA Oracle Users Group Community). In 2015 Heli was nominated as number 12 of top 100 influences on IT sector in Finland, and number one as a female influencer. Heli holds a Master’s degree (Computer Science) in University of Helsinki and she is specialized on databases. At the moment she is working on her doctoral studies on schema discovery, big data and semi-structured data.

    Heli has been working on IT since 1990 and with Oracle products since 1993. She has been in several positions but every role has always included database design. Heli believes that good database design and good documentation reduces performance problems and makes solving them easier.

    Heli is also an Oracle ACE Director and a frequent speaker in many conferences.  She is the author of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler for Database Design Mastery (Oracle Press 2015), co-author of Real World SQL and PL/SQL: Advice from the Experts (Oracle Press 2016) and one of the first winners of Oracle Database Developer Choice Award, Devvy, on Database Design category in 2015.

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    Debra Lilley

    Debra Lilley – VP Certus Cloud Services, Certus Solutions

    35 years in technology and in most roles from programming to strategy, 20 of those concentrated on Oracle

    Oracle ACE Director for Applications and Apps Technology

    UKOUG Member Advocate Board Member

     

    Passionate believer we all have more to give and most important is to encourage others

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    Edelweiss Kammermann

    Edelweiss Kammermann is an Oracle Ace Director and Business Intelligence, Data Visualization and Data Integration specialist with over 19 years of consulting and project management experience in Oracle technology.  Her work with both private and public organizations has spanned much of South America, especially Uruguay, Bolivia, Panamá and Honduras.  As Oracle University instructor she has been teaching since 2001 a variety of courses including OBIEE, BPM, BI Publisher, Oracle Warehouse Builder and Oracle Data Integrator. Edelweiss is a frequent speaker at many conferences across Latin America -including the OTN Tour-, and also at very well known international conferences like UKOUG Tech/Apps, OOW, Collaborate and Rittman Mead BI Forum. Her sessions have been on Oracle BI, BPM, Data Integration and Cloud products in Spanish, Portuguese and English. As a writer she runs a blog about BI, DW and Data Integration in Spanish and has published technical articles on OTN (English), Rittman Mead blog, Linkedin and OTN Latin America (Spanish). Edelweiss is a very active member of the Oracle community. She is a founding member and Vice President of the Oracle User Group of Uruguay (UYOUG). She is also member of the Communications Committee and Director of Community of Latin America Oracle Users Council (LAOUC).

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    Michelle Malcher

    Michelle Malcher is a well know volunteer leader in security and database communities. Her deep technical expertise, from database to cloud appliances, as well as her senior level contributions as a speaker, author, Oracle ACE Director and customer advisory board participant have aided many corporations across architecture and risk assessment, purchasing, and installation, and ongoing systems oversight. These corporations include large financial and manufacturing enterprises. She is currently security architect at Extreme Scale Solutions.

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    Lonneke Dikmans

    Lonneke Dikmans is managing partner at eProseed NL and works as an architect, both on projects and as an enterprise architect. Lonneke is an Oracle Ace Director in Oracle Fusion Middleware and a BPMN certified professional. Oracle Magazine awarded her the title of Oracle Fusion Middleware developer of the year in 2007. She publishes frequently online and shares her knowledge at conferences and other community events.

     

    Developer Champion

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    Lonneke Dikmans

    Lonneke Dikmans is managing partner at eProseed NL and works as an architect, both on projects and as an enterprise architect. Lonneke is an Oracle Ace Director in Oracle Fusion Middleware and a BPMN certified professional. Oracle Magazine awarded her the title of Oracle Fusion Middleware developer of the year in 2007. She publishes frequently online and shares her knowledge at conferences and other community events.

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    Fabiane Nardon

    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.

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    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.

     

    Technology Expert

     

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    Maria Colgan

    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.

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    Kasia Mrowca

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    JavaOne Rockstar

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    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.

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    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.

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    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/.

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    Natalie Delemar

    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

     

     

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    Laura Ramsey

    Manager, Oracle Database and Developer Tools Communities

    Laura is the OTN Database Community Manager and visionary of the Women in Tech space. Laura is an excellent resource for all things community and a natural mobilizer. From her first position at Novell as a marcom manager for NetWare, to her time at Sun Microsystems launching Solaris 2.0 - Solaris 8.0, to the Java community and later the OpenSolaris.org community, she's been there, done that and you probably have a t-shirt from a project you worked on together. Follow LKR on twitter: @otndbdev