New Java Champion: Justin Lee
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jul 21, 2014
Congratulations to the newest Java Champion, Justin Lee! Nominated and selected by the current Java Champions, Lee has a strong passion and love for the Java language and platform.
Lee has been a Java developer since 1996 (and can still remember being excited about the upcoming release of the new Swing UI toolkit). Not counting occasional forays in to desktop development, he has spent the better part of the last 18 years doing server-side development including building quasi-Java EE application servers and ORMs. Lee helped with shepherding of websockets support in to first Glassfish/Grizzly and then in to Java EE itself. Currently employed at MongoDB, Lee works on the Java driver, Morphia, and is the mongo-hadoop project lead. You can visit his web site and follow him on Twitter at @evanchooly.
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.