What is Joker 2019?
Joker is a large international Java conference for Senior Java developers. Joker 2019 takes place on October 25-26 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Joker grows, becomes even more exciting every year. The conference brings together more than 1400 participants.
All Joker talks are devoted to Java technical issues and solutions. Main topics of the conference are performance, concurrency, testing, distributed systems and high loads in Java world, as well as the future of the platform.
Cay Horstmann grew up in Northern Germany and attended the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, a harbor town at the Baltic sea. He received a M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
For four years, he was VP and CTO of an Internet startup that went from 3 people in a tiny office to a public company. He now teaches computer science at San Jose State University. Cay has written many books and articles on programming languages and computer science education, including the international bestseller Core Java, with ten editions since 1996. He was named a Java Champion in 2005.
Josh is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. He is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and numerous best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb). He is also an open source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).
Stephen Chin is Senior Director of Developer Relations at JFrog, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, The Definitive Guide to Modern Client Development, and Pro JavaFX Platform. He has keynoted numerous Java conferences around the world including Oracle Code One (formerly JavaOne), where he is an 8-time Rock Star Award recipient. Stephen is an avid motorcyclist who has done evangelism tours in Europe, Japan, and Brazil, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat and posting the videos on http://nighthacking.com/. When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his teenage daughter.
Sergey works as Java Performance Engineer at Oracle. His primary goal is making Oracle JVM faster digging into JVM runtime, JIT compilers, class libraries and etc. His favorite area is an interaction of Java with modern hardware.
Juergen Hoeller is a co-founder of the Spring Framework open source project and has been serving as the project lead and release manager for the core framework since 2003. Juergen is an experienced software architect and consultant with outstanding expertise in code organization, transaction management and enterprise messaging.
Dan Heidinga wears two hats: first as an Eclipse OpenJ9 project lead, and the second as IBM's JVM J9 VM Architect. Fortunately, both of those hats let him hack on the OpenJ9 JVM which he's been doing since 2007. Along the way he's represented IBM on multiple JSRS include JSR 292 ("invokedynamic") and JSR 335 ("lambda"). He currently has his hands in most new JVM features and all major Java releases. In the past, he's spent entirely too long staring at Java bytecode while maintaining the verifier and still enjoys an occasional detour into Smalltalk development.
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than fifteen years of experience in software development. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org, as well as his own projects (TilesFX, Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas).
Gerrit blogs regularly, he is an active member of Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.
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 healthy communities and sharing ideas help us to learn from mistakes and build on successes. As a Developer Advocate for JetBrains, she gets to share all the interesting things she’s constantly discovering.
Mark Heckler is a Professional Problem Solver and Spring Developer & Advocate at Pivotal, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).
Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience. A Java Champion, former president of the Atlanta Java User Group, and founder of the DevNexus conference.
Technologist, creator, catalyst — a product manager & marketer, teacher, and 'internal start-up' leader with the vision to see tomorrow's technology and the ability to focus and energize the engineers who build it and the communities who use it. Areas of expertise include Cloud, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Java EE, SOA, Business Rules, BPM, PaaS, Mobile, and IoT.
Tagir Valeev is a software developer in JetBrains s.r.o. Currently, he improves the support of Java features in IntelliJ IDEA developing new inspections and intention actions. Tagir is actively interested in static code analysis and when time permits, develops an open source library called StreamEx which enhances standard Java 8 Stream API.
Evgeny is developing on Java since 2001 and took part in a large number of enterprise projects. He went all the way from a simple programmer to an architect, got tired of the routine and became a free artist. Currently, Eugene writes and conducts courses, seminars and workshops for different audiences: live-courses on J2EE for Israeli army officers, Spring — for WebEx for Romanians, Hibernate through GoToMeeting for Canadians, Troubleshooting and Design Patterns for Ukrainians.
Volker Simonis works in SAP JVM Technology group. He is an OpenJDK contributor from the very beginning and helped SAP to engage in the OpenJDK project. He's the project lead of the OpenJDK PowerPC/AIX and s390x porting projects, a JDK reviewer and JCP Executive Committee representative for SAP. He's also a member of the JCP JSR 379 (Java SE 9), JSR 383 (Java SE 10) and JSR 384 (Java SE 11) Expert Groups.
Vsevolod has more than 7 years in IT industry.
He has experience in building test automation from scratch in mobile, desktop, web projects (especially for financial companies). He switched to full-stack development and worked for 1.5 years by the contract at Google in California. After living in the sunshine place Vsevolod decided that he was missing sunny days in St. Petersburg, so he moved back there. Right now he's living in St. Petersburg and working as a senior developer at Grid Dynamics.
He's passionate about meetups, conferences, hackatons.
Principal Programmer / Architect at T-Systems, co-leader of the Bulgarian Java User Group. In addition to work, Dmitry performs talks at conferences. Organizer of jPrime.io Conference — largest Java conference in Balkans.
List of his main interests includes dynamic languages on JVM (Nashorn project) and Java EE, as well as all Spring Framework's infrastructure. He is into experimental Java projects.
Andrei has been working in IT for more than 15 years, for the last 7 years — in KROK. During his career he took part in many custom development projects, mainly e-document flow systems and business processes automatization for several big Russian companies as a senior developer and an architect. At the universities of Moscow, he delivers lectures in development basics with the use of Java technologies. Organizer and leader of Moscow Java developers community.
Gleb has seen some things.
Co-founder of Plumbr, the only performance monitor solution with root cause detection, where he now contributes as core developer and lead of engineering team. Three-time JavaOne RockStar and frequent conference speaker.
Troubleshooter, assumptions destroyer, finds the most joy when deletes deprecated code.
Anton is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Working with TeamCity and IntelliJ IDEA. Programming in Java and Kotlin. Professional interests include programming languages, middleware, and developer tooling.
10+ years experience in IT, starting from C/C++ and geophysics and now basically JVM languages/JS and financial services.
Lately Maxim is working on API development for mobile apps and security layers. Basically, he uses Spring and Netflix ecosystem, but checks out everything that is worth trying on GitHub.
He is experimenting with reactive approaches, a couple of experiments got to the production level.
He wants to understand not only his apps but also everything around them, thus he is working with all the infrastructure (logs, CI/CD, orchestration) and tests. To sum up, DevOps is our everything.
For the last few years, Yuriy has played an integral role in the CUBA Platform development team and contributed a lot to the platform architecture design, specializing in front end technologies. As part of my academic activities, he mentored applied math students from Samara University.
Currently, working at IntelliJ IDEA Team of JetBrains and trying to bring new useful tools to developers daily routine.
Lead Software Engineer of Development Practices department in NetCracker. Spent more than 7 years working on the edge between Release Engineering, Development and IT. Started with support of existing systems which then evolved to process transformations, new tools in VCS & CI streams and their integrations with other parts of NetCracker's dev ecosystem. Likes Groovy, Jenkins, JUG.ru Group conferences and to make developers happy.
Ivan Krylov is a lead developer at Azul Systems, working on Zing JVM. Ivan has been in JVM development since 2005 and presently focuses on Compiler infrastructure. Previous experience includes the Hotspot Runtime development and JIT compiler work for the HSA/OpenCL stack.
Sergey works on a high-frequency trading application at Raiffeisenbank since 2016. Basically, he's into speeding up the existing and writing the new low-latency Java code. Before that he worked at Intel as an engineer for the compilers' performance for C / C ++ / FORTRAN languages.
Oleg works on enterprise Java web apps for 10 years already, his primary specialization is E-Government information systems in Public Administration. Today he is employed by JUG.ru Group. Prior to joining JRG Oleg was working at Sberbank Technology where he was solving architectural problems and research in the field of automated business process management systems. And many things prior to STB like gosuslugi.ru (central e-government portal in Russia), Integrated Electronic Medical Record (central medical portal), information analysis and emergency calls system for Russian citizens, The IUPAT Integrated Member Services information system in the USA, MMORPG games at Playtox, Flussonic streaming media server and StarView Operational Intelligence platform (JVM-based programming language and IDE).
Vladimir has been working on performance and scalability of Netcracker platform (a software used by telecom operators for automatization of network management processes and network equipment) for ten years. His focus is Java and Oracle Database performance optimisations. Vladimir is an author of more than a dozen of performance improvements in the official PostgreSQL JDBC driver.
The conference includes not only talks, but also booths of our partner companies, where you can get acquainted with developers from leading IT companies, take part in quizzes and prize draws, and listen to lightning talks.
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