In a galaxy far, far away, a technology was born in a time of closed and proprietary software solutions. A small group of engineers called the “Green Team” believed that the next wave in computing was the union of digital consumer devices and computers. Led by James Gosling, this team worked around the clock and created the programming language and platform that would revolutionize our world – Java. Today, with technology such a part of our daily lives, we take it for granted that we can be connected and access applications and content anywhere, anytime. Because of Java, we expect digital devices to be smarter, more functional, and way more entertaining. Now, Java not only permeates the digital world we live in, but also is the invisible force behind many of the applications and devices that power our day-to-day lives. From sensors to smart devices, games and desktop applications to cloud solutions, Java is everywhere! But the true success of Java is not just in it’s technical force but in the ecosystem. In this keynote learn how the ecosystem is a positive force in the continuing evolution of Java.
Bio van Sharat Chander
Sharat Chander (Group Director – Java Technology Outreach) leads Oracle’s Java Evangelism Team with the primary goal of growing awareness and adoption of Java technology in the developer community. He has worked in the IT industry for 18 years, with firms such as Bell Atlantic, Verizon, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sharat’s background and technical specialty is developer tools, graphics design, and product/community management. He is a frequent speaker and participant in developer programs world-wide and he is the Conference Chairperson for JavaOne. Sharat holds a BS in Corporate Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA in International Business from Loyola College, Baltimore. You can find Sharat at multiple global developer events, as well as follow him on Twitter: @Sharat_Chander