James Kirkland works with the transportation industry at Red Hat. He has been working with UNIX/Linux variants for 18 years and specializes in mission-critical datacenter architectures and integrating them with M2M infrastructures. James is a Red Hat Certified Engineer and HP-UX certified system administrator. He has been a participant and presenter at HP World, LinuxWorld, Red Hat Summit, user groups, and other forums. He is the co-author of Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users, published by PrenticeHall PTR.
Keith Babo is a project lead for the JBoss Community project SwitchYard. While most of Keith’s career has been in research and development, he spent his first year at Red Hat as a solution architect, helping organizations adopt open source technologies and stick it to the man. Previously, Keith was a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he helped create and destroy multiple iterations of business integration middleware.
Divya Mehra is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins and an MBA from Cornell.
Mircea Markus has been with Red Hat since 2007, working on various clustering components, including JBossCache, PojoCache, and JGoups. He is a co-founder and project lead of Infinispan, where he has concentrated his efforts for the last 4 years. He is also the founder of project Radargun, a benchmarking framework for data grids, and represents Red Hat on the Expert Group of JSR 350 (Java State Management).
Bartosz Majsak works as a software developer at Cambridge Technology Partners, based in Zurich. Passionate about open source technologies and testing methodologies, Bartosz is a proud JBoss Community Recognition award recipient for both 2012 and 2013. He’s also an Arquillian team member and the lead for two modules: Persistence Extension (makes writing database-oriented tests easier) and Spock Test Runner (gives your Arquillian tests some BDD and Groovy love). One thing that perhaps proves he is not a total geek is his addiction to alpine skiing.
Martin Liebrich’s background is in Java programming, mainly in middleware and interface projects. He joined CTP in 2000.