[The Virtual JUG Team]

vJUG Session Leaders

Simon Maple

Simon Maple

vJUG Founder/Organiser

Simon is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaZone, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

Oleg Shelajev

Oleg Shelajev

vJUG Organiser

Oleg Šelajev is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround. He spends his time testing, coding, writing, giving conference talks, crafting blogposts and reports. Oleg is a part-time lecturer at the University of Tartu and enjoys speaking and participating in Java/JVM development conferences such as JavaOne, GeeCON, DevoxxFR, GeekOut UK and others. In his free time, Oleg plays chess at a semi-grandmaster level, loves puzzles and solving all kinds of problems.

vJUG Podcast Leaders

Simon Maple

Simon Maple

vJUG Founder/Organiser

Simon is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaZone, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

Martijn Verburg

Martijn Verburg

vJUG Assistant Organiser

Martijn Verburg is the co-founder & CEO of jClarity. He is the co-leader for the LJC (aka London JUG), from which he runs the global Adopt OpenJDK and Adopt a JSR programmes. He's a regular speaker at conferences (FOSDEM, JavaOne, OSCON, Devoxx etc) and is the co-author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" (Manning publications). Martijn was recently selected a Java Champion in recognition for his contribution to the Java ecosystem.

Trisha Gee

Trisha Gee

vJUG Assistant Organiser

Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries, including finance, manufacturing and non-profit, for companies of all sizes. She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and dabbles with Open Source development. Trisha is a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group, a key member of the London Java Community, and a Java Champion. She works for JetBrains where she can tell developers about all the cool stuff she's learnt so far.

vJUG Book Club Leaders

Roberto Cortez

Roberto Cortez

vJUG Organiser

Roberto Cortez is a professional Java Developer working in the software development industry. Roberto mostly works with Java EE technologies and he is involved with the community to help other individuals, to spread the knowlegde or just to hang out. Roberto speaks at major conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx FR, JFokus, GeeCon and others. He is also the leader of the Coimbra JUG and a regular blogger about Java related technologies. When not working he spend most of his time hanging with frinds, playing computer games and spending time with his family.

Ivan St. Ivanov

Ivan St. Ivanov

vJUG Organiser

Ivan St. Ivanov is development architect at SAP Labs Bulgaria, working in the HANA Cloud Platform performance team. He is a leader in the Bulgarian JUG, driving the adoption of OpenJDK and various JSRs in Bulgaria, as well as the jPrime conference. In his free time he likes contributing to open source software, mostly to JBoss Forge. Ivan is doing his PhD in the area of cloud multi-tenancy in the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. He is teaching Java and Java EE in the Sofia University.

vJUG Steering Committee

Martijn Verburg

Martijn Verburg

vJUG Steering Committee

CEO of jClarity, Java Champion, LJC Leader, Diabolical Developer, Speaker, Author

Alexis Lopez

Alexis Lopez

vJUG Steering Committee

Independent Java/ADF/BPM Consultant, CLOJUG Leader, Speaker

Bruno Souza

Bruno Souza

vJUG Steering Committee

CTO ToolsCloud, Java Champion, JUG Leader, The Guy With the Flag

Tonya Rae Moore

Tonya Rae Moore

vJUG Steering Committee

CM at Trifork (past, Lightbend, Oracle, Java.net), believes that one f2f beer can solve a lot of email yelling.

Markus Eisele

Markus Eisele

vJUG Steering Committee

Developer Advocate at Red Hat and Java Champion. Active member of the DOAG e.V. and it's rep on the iJUG e.V.

Trisha Gee

Trisha Gee

vJUG Steering Committee

Trisha has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about community in tech, and dabbles with OS development

Mite Mitreski

Mite Mitreski

vJUG Steering Committee

Programmer, JUG Leader, Builder of things.

Samuel Santos

Samuel Santos

vJUG Steering Committee

CTO of Present Technologies, PT.JUG Leader, Java and OS evangelist