What we are
A Developers Podcast with an organic agenda delivered with colorful language. Although we primarily focus on what's happening in the realm of the JVM, we have been known to investigate other platforms and languages, essentially anything which might pique our interest. We've done everything from interviewing James Gosling to discussing why every office environment seems to have a developer who smells like they haven't bathed in a week.
Who we are
Craig Tataryn started his career as a Visual Basic programmer, but don't hold that against him! The system he helped create was a cutting edge, n-tiered revenue collection system whose transactions per second metric was off the charts! Around the year 2000 he discovered Struts and never looked back. A professional Java developer for close to a decade, Craig has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from Recruiting, Purchase order, Revenue collection and Mortgage systems. More recently Craig has written web services for children's educational toys and has honed his skills on Wicket, Facebook and iPhone application development. "I love to learn and more importantly I love to teach. Hoarding knowledge is one of the most petty and selfish things you can do, especially as a contractor. This is why I always make it a point to document and share my knowledge with my client's employees"
Heath Kesler is an open source software evangelist, developer and architect; he has created Java architectures for large scalable, high transaction load systems for such companies as LeapFrog Enterprises, Verizon, GE-Energy, Comcast, Cisco and IBM. Heath has been a team lead in many project recovery implementations, helping to rescue systems on the verge of collapse. He has been involved with the architecture and implementation of large-scale enterprise systems throughout the world. He conducts trainings on how to use open source frameworks to integrate messaging and services. Heath enjoys pushing the envelop by finding new ways to implement solutions using cutting edge technologies for old and new problems.
Heath has spoken at conferences all over the world and was selected as a 2012 JavaOne Rockstar. He enjoys any opportunity to discuss the latest technologies with those who share in his passion. He is an active contributor to several Apache frameworks and a committer on Karaf. He is co-author of the book "Learning Apache Karaf" and the upcoming "Apache Karaf Cookbook".
Guillermo Castro started developing programs when he was 12 years old, and he’s been almost exclusively working with Java for the last 10 years doing desktop and enterprise applications for companies like Ericsson, Apple, GE, Citigroup, Leapfrog, etc. Guillermo considers working with computers not only his job, but also his hobby. His wealth of knowledge for technology, and the voracity which he consumes new information is impressive. Guillermo is a graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology with a Physics Major and a minor in Electronics.
Jeff Genender has over 20 years of software architecture, team lead, and development experience in multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker at such events as TheServerSide Symposium, JavaZone, Java In Action, and numerous Java User Groups on topics pertaining to Enterprise Service Bus (ESBs), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and application servers.
Jeff is an active committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member for Apache Geronimo, a committer on OpenTerracotta, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, and Mojo (Maven plugins). He is the author of Enterprise Java Servlets (Addison Wesley Longman, 2001), co - author of Professional Apache Geronimo (2006, Wiley), and co-author of Professional Apache Tomcat (2007, Wiley). Jeff also serves as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP) expert group for JSR-316 (Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) Specification) as a representative of the Apache Software Foundation.
Justin Lee has been developing Java-based applications since 1996 when Java was adopted by his university. Since then he has been using Java to build applications ranging from desktop applications to web applications to backend server infrastructure. A Sun Microsystems turned Oracle employee, Justin is now a member of the GlassFish/Grizzly teams. A long time open source advocate and contributor he is also an occasional writer and speaker.