Meet our Instructors
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Engineering Manager, Spring Framework
Bob is an Engineering Manager working across several different Spring projects.
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.
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.
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.
Staff Engineer II at VMware Tanzu
I focus on helping clients best utilize Spring and its derivative capabilities in various Cloud Environments.
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.
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.
Technical Content Developer at VMware Tanzu
Focused on creating learning content related to Tanzu.
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.
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.
Staff Engineer and Spring Security committer
Spring Security committer, Pluralsight author, and juggler.
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.
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.
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.
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.