Let's catch up on the Java Champions David Gageot, Arun Gupta, and Zoran Severac.
Arun Gupta (USA) is a technology enthusiast, author of the best-selling book Java EE 7 Essentials, a community guy, and a JavaOne rockstar speaker. Formerly at Sun Microsystems and Oracle, he is now Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat. One of his many projects is creating a comprehensive list of Java EE 7 samples. He is a board member (and instrumental driver behind) Devoxx4Kids Bay Area. Follow Arun on Twitter @arungupta.
David Gageot (France) describes himself as a "freelance Geek." For many years, he has been blogging, talking in public, and participating to Open Source projects. He is an expert in Java and Agile. He shares his passion at as many conferences and user groups as he can. In his insightful blog LOOK MA’ I’M A JAVA CHAMPION, he writes "Developers should write code that is easy to write, easy to maintain. They should write tests. They should develop fast to quickly get rid of what’s useless. Java makes it possible. You just have to learn how." You can follow him on Twitter at @dgageot.
Zoran Sevarac (Serbia) works as an Assistant Professor at University of Belgrade, where he teaches Java, Artificial Intelligence and open source development. He is the founder and lead developer of Java neural network framework Neuroph which received the Dukes Choice Award 2013. He is also the founder and head of Open Source Software Development Center at University of Belgrade. He is a certified NetBeans Platform Trainer, member of the NetBeans Dream Team, and leader of NetBeans User Group Serbia. You can follow him on Twitter at @neuroph.
The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Java Champions get the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction that will help Oracle grow the Java Platform. Nominees are named and selected through a peer review process. (Current Oracle employees are not eligible.) Learn more at the Java Champions page on Java.net.
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