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Presentation: Java & JVM AMA w/ Emily Jiang, Andrzej Grzesik & Ben Evans

Track: Speaker AMAs (Ask Me Anything)

Location: Guild, Mezzanine

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Speaker: Emily Jiang

STSM, Liberty Microservice Architect and Advocate @IBM

Emily Jiang is a Java Champion. She is Liberty Microservices Architect and Advocate, STSM in IBM, based at Hursley Lab in the UK. Emily is a senior MicroProfile lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh. She is CDI Expert Group member. 

She is passionate about MicroProfile and Jakarta EE. She regularly speaks at conferences, such as Code One, DevNexus, Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx UK, Devoxx France, EclipseCon, QCon Beijing, GeeCon, JFokus, JAX London, W-JAX, Voxxed, etc. Follow her on Twitter @emilyfhjiang and/or connect with her on LinkedIn

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Speaker: Andrzej Grzesik

Platform @RevolutApp

Ags likes distributed systems in all shapes and form. Coding since the age of 8, loves simplicity and continuous delivery. While he has written in many languages, he favours the JVM. Since "most software problems are people problems", he stirs communities, organizes and speaks at conferences (proud to be a JavaONE Rockstar!). He is passionate about all things data, because science! In his spare time… cycling, photography and books. And he is a Java Champion!

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Speaker: Ben Evans

Java Champion, Author of "Java in a Nutshell"

Ben Evans is Principal Engineer and Architect for JVM technologies at
New Relic. Prior to joining New Relic, Ben co-founded jClarity
(acquired by Microsoft) and was Chief Architect (Listed Derivatives)
at Deutsche Bank.

Ben is the author of 5 books - "The Well-Grounded Java Developer",
"Java: The Legend", "Optimizing Java" and the recent editions of "Java
in a Nutshell". He is the track lead for Java / JVM at infoq.com,
writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker
at technical conferences worldwide.

Ben has been active in Free and Open Source Software for over 20
years, co-founded the AdoptOpenJDK initiative (with Martijn Verburg),
and served on the JCP Executive Committee for 6 years.

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