We’re stoked that you’re interested in our SuperFrogs program. First rule of SuperFrogs? Forget all you know about tech advocacy programs. SuperFrogs is different. Our emphasis is on:
As such, we’re looking for folks with superhero skills and superhero altruism that want to protect and transform the world of DevOps.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 20 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event.
Roman is an open source software expert, currently serving on the board of directors for both The Apache Software Foundation and LF Edge. He is a co-founder and the vice president of product and strategy for Zededa, an edge virtualization startup. Throughout his career, Roman has held technical leadership roles at several well-known companies, including Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Cloudera and Pivotal Software. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from St. Petersburg State University.
I’m Anton Weiss. People also call me Ant.rnI’m an IT Evangelist living in Tel Aviv, Israel - with 20 years of IT experience under my belt.rnI'm fascinated by the intricacies of human collaboration, especially in IT.rnI enjoy working with people, coding, public speaking, writing and playing music.rnI am the CEO and owner of Otomato - the expert DevOps and Software Delivery consultancy.
Multidisciplinary Technologist with 15 years experience delivering business critical systems. Broad perspective in to the cloud industry and where the technology is heading. Experience in designing sustainable systems and facilitating a globally distributed DevOps operation. Relentless troubleshooter who understands the importance of observability. Interested in all kinds of creative activities and in combining the world of physical with the digital one.
Senior Software Engineer at Tomitribe with +10 years of experience in Enterprise Java Applications. Java Champion, Duke's Choice Award winner, Open Source advocate, Eclipse and Apache Commiter, teacher and public speaker. When César is away from a computer, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing music with the Java Community Band, The Null Pointers. Follow Cesar on https://twitter.com/CesarHgt
Fernando Babadopulos is a software architect, entrepreneur, and enthusiast of new technologies; he was responsible for developing some of the most popular web applications in Brazil and abroad. With more than 15 years of experience with the internet, Babadopulos specializes in the creation and design of high-performance systems. He was a pioneer in using Java for Big Data applications and He is a frequent speaker and participant in developer conferences worldwide. He holds a master's degree in information engineering from the Federal University of ABC and a BS in computer science from the University Center of FEI.
Julien Dubois manages the Java developer advocacy team at Microsoft.nHe is known as the creator and lead developer of the JHipster project, and as a Java Champion. In the past 20 years, Julien mainly worked with the Java and Spring technologies, leading technical teams for many different customers across all industries. As he loves sharing his passion, Julien wrote a book on the Spring Framework, spoke at more than 200 international conferences, and created several popular Open Source projects.
Henri has worked in the software industry for over 30 years, he slowly slipped from Dev to Run and is currently Head of SRE at Saagie. To change his mind, he brings old machines from the 80s / 90s back to life, " c64 for ever ”
Ix-chel Ruiz has developed software application & tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies and testing. Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion, hackergarten enthusiast, Open Source advocate, public speaker and mentor.
Kevin is passionate about the Go, Docker and Linux ecosystem and everything to do with Open Source and its community. He develops and maintains many projects on GitHub to help others achieve their goals.
Wayne Chatelain is a Senior Manager, Software Engineer at Capital One that leads a small DevOps team responsible for delivering and operationally supporting Artifactory and the ecosystem surrounding the product.
Fabiane Nardon is a computer scientist who is passionate about creating software that will positively change the world we live in. Currently she works as a chief scientist at Tail where she is helping to shape new disruptive data-science-based services. Nardon was chief architect of the Sao Paulo Healthcare Information System, considered the largest Java EE application in the world and winner of the 2005 Duke’s Choice award. She led several communities including the JavaTools community at java.net where more than 800 open source projects were born. She is a frequent speaker at conferences in Brazil and abroad including JavaOne, CodeOne, OSCON, Jfokus, DockerCon, JustJava, QCon, and more. She’s also the author of several technical articles and a member of the program committee of several conferences including JavaOne, OSCON, TDC, and QCon. She is a Java Champion and Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador.
Liran is the Co-Founder and CTO of Rookout. He’s an advocate of modern software methodologies like agile, lean and devops. Liran’s passion is to understand how software actually works. When he’s not thinking of code, he’s usually diving or hiking.
Nikhil Nanivadekar is a Director and Senior Principle Architect in Application Development, BNY Mellon. Nikhil has more than 7 years of experience building mission critical applications for financial institutions. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, he was a Vice President in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs Engineering. Nikhil was selected as a 2018 Java Champion, is an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and is the active project lead for the open-source Eclipse Collections framework. He is a regular on the speaker circuit and hosts several workshops at prestigious conferences teaching robotics for kids such as JCrete4Kids, JavaOne4Kids, and Devoxx4Kids. Nikhil holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, and a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in robotics and controls from the University of Utah.
Edson Yanaga, Red Hat's Director of Developer Experience, is a Java Champion and a Microsoft MVP. He is also a published author and a frequent speaker at international conferences, discussing Java, Microservices, Cloud Computing, DevOps, and Software Craftsmanship. rnrnYanaga considers himself a software craftsman, and is convinced that we all can create a better world for people with better software. His life's purpose is to deliver and help developers worldwide to deliver better software faster and safely - and he can even call that a job!
Carl Quinn has been developed software professionally for 38 years, starting with BASIC on an Apple II, slogging through C/C++ on DOS, Windows and embedded, and most recently with JVM and Go on Linux. The one thread through his career was an inexplicable attraction to developer tools, spending time building them at Borland (C++ & Java IDEs), Sun (Java RAD), Google (Java & C++ build system), Netflix (Java build and cloud deployment automation), Riot Games (cluster automation and game development), and most recently at Zoox (developer and data tools).
Oracle ACE Director (Alumni), Danny Bryant resides with his family in Atlanta, Ga where he received his BS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently a Snowpro Certified Sr. Solutions Architect with Snowflake, a startup in San Mateo, Ca. Danny is greatly involved in the Oracle community as he serves on the Board of Directors for both ODTUG, and his local user group, the Georgia Oracle User Group. In additional to being an ODTUG Board member, he also served as the Kscope 2016 and 2017 Conference Chair. He has served on the Board of Directors for Atlanta FreeNet, a nonprofit organization working to provide free wireless Internet access to the City of Atlanta, and is a lifetime member of The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He was also an Adjunct Instructor with the Oracle Academy, teaching SQL and Data Modeling throughout the US and Europe. In his free time, he SCUBA dives, trains in the martial arts of Jeet Kune Do and Capoeira with his son.
Valarie Regas is a DevOps fanatic, full-stack developer, a Georgia Tech coding bootcamp graduate, and a veteran mommy. She holds a BA in Psychology and currently works as a DevOps Engineer. After years being a stay-at-home mom, she decided to change her life by entering tech, and has learned a lot along the way. In addition to DevOps, she enjoys mixed martial arts fighting, table-top role playing games, public speaking, creating tiny humans, and activism of all sorts.
Gerald Venzl is a Distinguished Product Manager for Oracle. During his career, Gerald has worked as a Developer, DBA, Performance Tuner, Software Architect, Consultant and Enterprise Architect prior to his current role, while still being active as a developer in his free time and on open source projects. This allowed Gerald to live several different lives in the IT sector, providing him with a solid understanding of the concerns in these individual areas while gaining a holistic view overall. In his current role Gerald is responsible for improving the developer experience of the Oracle Database and the Oracle Cloud. Besides that, Gerald focuses on advocating how to build systems that provide flexibility yet still meet the needs of the users.
Tobias is currently the Team Lead for Build Tools and Build Infrastructure at Plex where he leads and develops the tools that all Plex developers depend on. He has a passion for build systems, integration, automation and clean code which confuses most of his peers. Tobias also co-hosts the largest Swedish speaking podcast for developers (kodsnack) and hosts local meetups in Gävle, Sweden for developers.
Viktor Gamov is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Back in his consultancy days, Viktor developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping architects and developers to design and develop low latency, scalable and highly available distributed systems. He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM and DevOps topics, and is regular on events including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, QCon, and others. He co-authored O’Reilly’s Enterprise Web Development. He blogs at http://gamov.io and co-hosts Crazy Russians in Devoops and DevRelRad.io podcasts. Follow Viktor on Twitter @gamussa, where he posts there about gym life, food, open source, and, of course, Kafka and Confluent!
DevOps with strong experience in system and network administration (> 5 years). Former C developer.
Natalie is a learner, a Google Developer Expert for Go and an OpenAI Developer Ambassador, a public speaker and a sailor. When she’s not working on robust systems with Aerospike, she is organizing the conferences GopherCon Europe, Cloud Nein, HeyAI and BSides Berlin, and the Berlin chapters of the Go and Women Techmakers user groups. Prior to that, she was an Engineering Manager, Software and Hardware Engineer, and a Co-Founder of a mobile start-up. In her free time, she is wondering if there is life on Mars.
R2 advocates for Liquibase customers and provides technical architecture leadership. Prior to co-founding Datical (now Liquibase), Robert was a Director at the Austin Technology Incubator. Robert co-founded Phurnace Software in 2005. He invented and created the flagship product, Phurnace Deliver, which provides middleware infrastructure management to multiple Fortune 500 companies.nnRobert lives in South Austin, Texas with his super star wife and rock star son. He listened to entirely too much punk rock and hip hop at a formative age. Robert enjoys speaking about himself in third person non-ironically.