Originally shared by Bob Rhubart
How old were you when you first started experimenting with writing code? How did that early interest evolve into your current career?
The genesis of this program was an interview I did with Sean Phillips at the Oracle Code event in Atlanta. Sean is Principal Software Engineer at a.i. Solutions, where works with NASA creating applications that plot trajectories for space missions.
In that interview I asked Sean about his own trajectory, about the career path that lead from his teenage interest in computers to a cool job making sure that zillion-dollar spacecraft get where they’re supposed to go. After the interview Sean and I agreed that it would be fun and interesting to get the career backstories from other accomplished developers and IT pros. Sean suggested several people to serve as panelists, and the result is the conversation you are about to hear.
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Sean Phillips is Principal Software Engineer at a.i. Solutions, specializing in data visualizations and ground system automation. Sean was named a JavaOne Rock Star in 2016, and received the Duke's Choice Award in 2013.
Heather VanCura is Director and Chair of the JCP program, leader of global Java adoption programs in conjunction with Java User Group leaders, an international speaker, and passionate about Java, community building dynamics, and women in tech.
Johan Vos is Chief Technical Officer at Gluon, a Java Champion, frequent conference speaker, and author. His current focus is on cross platform mobile Enterprise apps using Java on the back end and the native mobile front end.