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:

Making life better for developers,
not helping a vendor
Helping the DevOps community,
not hawking products
Promoting CI/CD freedom of choice,
not loyalty to a brand
Creating long-lasting SDLC progress,
not short-term gains

As such, we’re looking for folks with superhero skills and superhero altruism that want to protect and transform the world of DevOps.

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Kevin Nilson

Mountain View, United States
Organizer |Silicon Valley Java User Group

Kevin works at Google as the lead of the Nest Technical Solutions Engineer team. Prior to joining Google Kevin was the VP of Engineering at just.me, a mobile social startup funded by Google Ventures. Kevin is a Java Champion and four time JavaOne Rock Star. Kevin has spoken at conferences such as Google I/O, JavaOne, Devoxx, O'Reilly Fluent, NFJS SpringOne, AnDevCon, JAX, Open Web Camp, Silicon Valley Code Camp, HTML5DevConf, AppsWorld, swampUP, On Android and AjaxWorld. Kevin is the co-author of Web 2.0 Fundamentals. In the past, Kevin was an adjunct professor at the College of San Mateo. Kevin holds a MS and BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University. Kevin is the leader of the Silicon Valley Java User Group, Silicon Valley Google Developer Group, Silicon Valley JavaScript Meetup and Devoxx4Kids Bay Area.

SUPER POWERS
IoT | Android | Java | Swift | Knative/Serverless | Front-end dev (web) | GCP | AWS

Andres Almiray

Riehen, Switzerland
Senior Principal Product Manager |Oracle

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.

SUPER POWERS
Java | DevOps

Roman Shaposhnik

San Francisco, United States
Co-founder, VP Product and Strategy |Zededa

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.

SUPER POWERS
IoT

Ant Weiss

Ramat Gan, Israel
CEO |Otomato Software

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | Go | IoT | Java | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Knative/Serverless | Azure | GCP | AWS

Erno Venäläinen

Helsinki, Finland
Customer Engineer |Google

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | IoT | Java | Knative/Serverless | GCP

Cesar Hernandez

Guatemala, Guatemala
Senior Software Engineer |Tomitribe

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

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | Java

Fernando Babadopulos

São Paulo, Brazil
CTO |Tail

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | DevSecOps | Java | Datascience | GCP

Julien Dubois

Suresnes, France
Cloud Developer Advocate |Microsoft

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.

SUPER POWERS
Kubernetes/Containers | Java | Azure

Henri Gomez

Challes les Eaux, France
Head of SRE |Saagie

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 ”

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | AWS

Ixchel Ruiz

Riehen, Switzerland
Senior Software Developer |Karakun

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Go | Java

Todd Sharp

Blairsville, United States
Developer Advocate |Oracle

I'm a Developer Advocate for Oracle focusing on the Oracle Cloud and Cloud Databases. I have 16 years experience as a full stack developer. I've been working with Java and dynamic JVM languages as well as various JavaScript frameworks for my whole career. nnI'm obsessed with technology and programming and feel extremely lucky to get paid to do what I love every single day. When I'm not learning a new language, tool or framework I can usually be found volunteering at my local school working with the FLL Lego Robotics club, working on my barn automation project built with Raspberry Pi, tinkering with Arduinos or making new friends at a conference.nnI've been happily married to my lovely wife Rhonda for the past 18 years. We live in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of North Georgia with our 14-year-old daughter, 13-year-old son, 12 chickens, a potbelly pig, 2 dogs, and a cat.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | IoT | npm | Java | Knative/Serverless | Front-end dev (web)

Kevin Alvarez

VILLERS-LES-NANCY, FRANCE
Software Architect |Pharmagest

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | DevSecOps | Go | AWS | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Kubernetes/Containers

Wayne Chatelain

Fort Worth, United States
Senior Manager, Software Engineering |Capital One

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | DevSecOps | AWS

Fabiane Nardon

São Paulo, Brazil
Chief Data Scientist |Tail

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.

SUPER POWERS
Java | Datascience

Liran Haimovitch

Tel Aviv, Israel
CTO |Rookout Ltd.

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | Go | npm | Java | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Front-end dev (web) | Azure | GCP | AWS

Nikhil Nanivadekar

Director |BNY Mellon

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Java

Edson Yanaga

Cary, USA
Director of Developer Experience |Red Hat

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!

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | Java | Knative/Serverless | Azure | GCP | AWS

Carl Quinn

Portola Valley, US
In memoriam |Zoox | Sr Staff Software Engineer

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).

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | Go | IoT | Java | Knative/Serverless | GCP | AWS

Danny Bryant

Roswell, USA
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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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Azure | GCP | AWS

Valarie Regas

ATLANTA, United States
DevOps Engineer |Salesforce

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | GCP

Gerald Venzl

San Francisco, United States
Distinguished Product Manager |Oracle

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | IoT | Java | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Database

Tobias Hieta

Gävle, sweden
Build Team Lead |plex

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | DevSecOps | Conan

Viktor Gamov

Carlstadt, USA
Developer advocate |Confluent

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!

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | Go | Java | Datascience | Knative/Serverless

GEORGE GAAL

Mytishi, Russia
Software Engineer |X5 RG LLC

DevOps with strong experience in system and network administration (> 5 years). Former C developer.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Datascience

Natalie Pistunovich

Berlin, Germany
Developer Advocate |Aerospike

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | Go | IoT | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Datascience | GCP | AWS

Robert Reeves

Austin, USA
CTO |Liquibase

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.

SUPER POWERS
DevOps | Kubernetes/Containers | DevSecOps | Java | SRE (Debian, RPM, Vagrant, Alpine) | Azure | GCP | AWS
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criteria for nomination

Criteria Criteria
Demonstrates and values the culture of JFrog and its employees.
Use JFrog product(s) for work or OSS projects
Blogs about JFrog product(s)
Demos JFrog product(s) in talks at meetups or conferences
Active within the technical community (meetup organizer, user group leader, vlogger or podcaster)
Frequently shares knowledge to the technical community through blogging, speaking, video tutorials/demos
Complete JFrog Academy or JFrog Certification (within 3 months of being nominated/accepted into the program)

How to nominate a superfrog?

After you will fill out the nomination form. our team will review the nomination and will reach out to the nominator and nominee for additional information.
A Superfrog must be nominated by a current/alumni SuperFrog, a luminary in the technical community or a JFrog employee.

The perks of a Superfrog

Trial Licenses to Build Cool Stuff
Beta Testing of the Cool Stuff We Build
Networking via Private Slack Workspace
Direct Access to Our Developers to Help You
Travel Support to Speak at Conferences
Exclusive SuperFrog Swag!!!
Exclusive Annual Gathering