Meet our Instructors

Want to learn more about your Spring Academy instructors? Check out our expert educators, developers, and Spring team members, here to ramp up your Spring skills!

Bob McNees

Engineering Manager, Spring Framework

Bob is an Engineering Manager working across several different Spring projects.

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Carlton Schuyler

Staff Solutions Architect, Software Engineer

Carlton is a veteran of product and consulting companies where he's been writing and delivering software for longer than he cares to admit.

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Chris Bono

Staff Engineer 1

Chris is a staff software engineer on the Spring Team at VMware. He is focused on Spring Cloud Dataflow, Spring Cloud Stream Applications, and Spring for Apache Pulsar.

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Corneil du Plessis

Staff Engineer 1, Organizer of Jozi-JUG

Corneil has been a Spring user since a year after launch. He has contributed as a member of the community and spoken on Spring topics for over 15 years and is an organizer of Jozi-JUG.

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Craig Walls

R&D Engineer Software at Broadcom

R&D Engineer Software at Broadcom. Java Champion. Alexa Champion, Author of Spring in Action and Build Talking Apps for Alexa. Disney and board gaming fanatic.

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Dan Frey

Staff Engineer II at VMware Tanzu

I focus on helping clients best utilize Spring and its derivative capabilities in various Cloud Environments.

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Dan Vega

Spring Developer Advocate

Hi, I'm Dan Vega. Spring Developer Advocate at @VMwareTanzu. I love to learn and share what I have learned with others. Husband & Father. #Cleveland is 🏡.

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Eric Standley

Solution Architect at Broadcom/Tanzu

Software engineer with the following general skill set: Java 8+, Could Foundry, microservices, SQL, REST, AWS, Spring, Git, Maven, BPMS, Database Design, PL/SQL, Oauth, elasticsearch, CI/CD, AWS, DOD secret

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Felipe Gutierrez

Staff Engineer

Over 30 years of IT experience, during which he has developed programs for companies in multiple vertical industries, such as government, retail, healthcare, education, and banking. Book Author from Apress. Currently writing the Pro Spring Boot 3rd Edition.

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Glenn Renfro

Staff Engineer 1, Board of Directors for Devnexus

Glenn has been a committer on Spring Projects since 2013. Glenn is active in the Java community by serving on the board of Atlanta Java Users Group / Devnexus.

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Guy Barrette

Technical Content Developer at VMware Tanzu

Focused on creating learning content related to Tanzu.

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Joe Moore

Senior Staff Engineer, Software Consultant, XP nerd

Joe is a passionate software engineer and Agile (XP!) practitioner with a mission to help others achieve amazing outcomes through software.

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Jonathan Newell

Staff Engineer II, Sr. Consultant, Cloud and Modern Applications Solutions Architect

Polyglot Engineer & Off-Roading Overlander with a passion for making peoples daily lives better through software.

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Josh Cummings

Staff Engineer and Spring Security committer

Spring Security committer, Pluralsight author, and juggler.

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Josh Long

Spring Developer Advocate, open-source hacker, book/video author and speaker

Josh has been the first Spring Developer Advocate since 2010. Josh is a Java Champion, an author of 6 books, a producer of best-selling video training, an open-source contributor, a podcaster, and a YouTuber.

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Mahmoud Ben Hassine

Spring Batch Project Lead, VMware

Mahmoud is a passionate software engineer at VMware and an OSS advocate. Mahmoud is the project lead of Spring Batch.

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Marco Behler

Developer Advocate, JetBrains

Marco works as a Developer Advocate at JetBrains in Munich.

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Sébastien Deleuze

Spring Framework core committer

Based in Lyon (France), Sébastien is a Spring Framework core committer at VMware. He led the introduction of Kotlin and GraalVM native image in Spring. WebAssembly believer since 2016, he is also Kotlin Google Developer Expert and an ex MiXiT conference staff.

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Sergi Almar

Java and Spring Software Engineer, Spring I/O organizer

Based in sunny Barcelona, Sergi is an experienced software developer and architect focused on JVM technologies. Sergi is the lead organizer of the Spring I/O conference.

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Soby Chacko

R&D Software Engineer at Broadcom

Spring Cloud Stream/Kafka/Kafka Streams binders, Spring for Apache Kafka, Spring for Apache Pulsar

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