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The Tribe is made of a talented group of people located in 7 countries with a passion for Open Source.

Say hello to the Tribe

You will find all information about the tribes 12 sessions below.

David Blevins

Founder/ CEO

Prior to founding Tomitribe, David’s extensive experience creating meaningful relationships between business and Open Source includes 7 years at IBM rebranding Apache Geronimo as WebSphere CE, technical leadership in Gluecode (acquired by IBM), and a key role in Apple’s integration and distribution of OpenEJB in WebObjects.

David is a co-founder to OpenEJB (1999), Apache Geronimo (2003) and Apache TomEE (2011), 10-year member of the JCP serving in Java EE, EJB, CDI, JMS and Java EE Security JSRs, JavaOne RockStar for 2012 & 2013, 2015 inductee into the Java Champions and nominated for JCP Member of the Year 2015. He is a contributing author to Component-Based Software Engineering: “Putting the Pieces Together,” from Addison Wesley and a regular speaker at JavaOne, Devoxx, ApacheCon, OSCon, JAX and Java-focused conferences.

Amelia Eiras

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Known as the “wild-card” of the Tribe, Amelia brings a lifetime of experience as co-owner and operator of hotels, properties and small businesses in Ecuador and Spain. A natural leader and organizer, Amelia thrives in a variety of environments that require the marshalling of resources, flexibility, and intelligent decision-making, often based on limited information and/or difficult and ambiguous conditions. Amelia holds a BIS from the University of Minnesota in Business, Economics and Global Studies.

When not molding the Tribe into a finely tuned machine, Amelia can be found making the best use possible of her triple nationalities, trotting around the globe and the rare moments at home reading and practicing yoga.

Jean-Louis Monteiro

Director of Engineering

Jean-Louis is a Senior Java Enterprise Software Architect and is passionate about Open Source. His background is in banking, insurance, telecommunications, and public domain. He’s an active contributor to Apache TomEE, OpenEJB, OpenWebBeans, Sirona and many others.

He is involved in the Java Community Process (JCP) and is an active member of the EJB 3.2 expert group. He shares his knowledge by speaking at Java User Groups (JUG) and conferences such as ApacheCon Europe and Devoxx. His past experiences and present specialties include Spring, Hibernate, JPA, CDI, JSP, SOAP, RESTful services, WS-Security, Tapestry, Tomcat, IBM WebSphere, Java EE, SOA architecture and much more. And beyond his “normal” workday he also teaches Web Services, Java EE, and more at his local university in France.

If Jean-Louis is not playing with his precious children, Luna, Luka and Luis, he is out playing Handball or refereeing a match. Three years ago he became a referee at national level in France!

Jonathan Gallimore

Director of Support

Jonathan Gallimore is a passionate Apache TomEE committer, developer and trainer at Tomitribe. He started contributing to Apache TomEE in 2007, working on EJB 3.1 compliance, OpenEJB Eclipse Plug-in, early Tomcat 7 integration (that became the basis for TomEE) and the first version of the TomEE Arquillian adapter. Jon has worked as a developer and architect on Java EE projects across the media, banking, and sports industries.

Jon has contributed technical write-ups to JAX Magazine and the Tomitribe blog, along with being a speaker at JAX London, ApacheCon and JavaOne.

Jon enjoys spending time with his wife and his daughter, Penny, who are all avid Formula 1 fans.

Ryan St. James

Head of Product Design

Ryan has been immersed in the design market for over 13 years. From 2007-2011 as an Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi creating advertising campaigns, print, web, UI, and TV spots for various clients such as Toyota, Visa, T-Mobile and Samsung. Since 2011 he has focused mainly on designing and managing the creative strategy of software companies.

Now he is excited to be with Tomitribe as Head of Product Design, responsible for UX and UI design, as well as many other critical elements contributing to Tomitribe’s product branding.

In his off hours, Ryan can be found in his workshop in Prague, where he repurposes vintage furniture & electronics, and argues with his stubborn, sensory-deprived, French bulldog, Pascal.

Roberto Cortez

Senior Software Engineer

Roberto Cortez is a passionate Java Developer with more than 10 years of experience; mainly the Finance sector. He is involved within the Open Source Community to help other individuals spread the knowledge about Java EE technologies.

He is a regular speaker at conferences like JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus, and others, leads the Coimbra JUG and enjoys writing blog posts. He is very excited to be a Triber; he now has the opportunity to work on the servers where everything happens, instead of just developing applications that run in a container.

When he is not working, he hangs out with friends, play computer games and spends time with family.

Daniel Cunha

Software Engineer

Daniel is passionate about software development and a firm believer in Open Source community membership. His enthusiasm for Open Source and Java motivated him to become a committer to projects like DeltaSpike, Yougi, Lightweight EE, and JBoss Aesh. He contributes to Tomitribe, Apache Software Foundation (TomEE), JBoss, Spring, VRaptor, and Caelum Stella projects. Beyond the code, you can find Daniel at Latin America conferences, JUGs and workshops speaking about Apache TomEE, RESTful Web Services and other Java related topics.

Prior to his Java and Open Source adventures, Daniel was an OSUM Leader at the Sun Microsystems University program. Now he’s a core part of an awesome team at Tomitribe and a true Apache TomEE hero.

Outside of work, he enjoys quality time with family and friends; whether it’s biking or just enjoying his surroundings.

Bruno Baptista

Senior Software Engineer

Bruno is a well versed Java and Open Source technology developer and a Senior Software Engineer at Tomitribe. With over 10 years as an enterprise level engineer, he has lead QA and development teams, garnered skills in design and development process. He likes to do his research, help people grow on his teams, is keen on continuous integration systems and likes to see a good code coverage. His core skills include Java EE, Spring, JBoss, SQL, Drools, REST, Arquillian, Gigaspaces, ActiveMQ (JMS) and many Java-based Enterprise relevant technologies.

Bruno is a member of Condomínio Criativo and JUG organizer in Coimbra (Portugal) and co-founder of Cork JUG in Ireland. He did a stint in radio broadcasting at Rádio University of Coimbra.

When he’s not busy in the world of bits and bytes, you can find him building with lego, listening strange vinyl records and swimming.

Cesar Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

César has experience in the development of Enterprise Java Applications for public and private sectors. He has led implementations of Continuous Integration with Jmeter, SonarQube, Docker, Jenkins, Maven and JBehave. As a software architect he directed application server migrations with legacy systems to take advantage of modern technologies like JPA, CDI, JAX-WS and RESTful services.

He is the founder of tFactory open source tool and is an active blogger. His leadership in many Java related initiatives led him to be awarded with the Java Champion 2016 title. When César is away from a computer, he enjoys spending time with his family, public speaking and playing music with the Java Community Band, “The Null Pointers”.

Ivan Junckes Filho

Software Engineer

Ivan joins the Tomitribe Product Team with 8+ years of software development experience, including several years at IBM. His core skills include Java EE, REST, SOA, JPA, CDI, JMS, NoSQL databases, Applications Servers such as Apache TomEE and JBoss, Agile plus other Java related technologies. Ivan is a passionate developer contributing to open-source projects: Eclipse JNoSQL, MicroProfile, and TomEE. He likes sharing interesting technical content with the Community through speaking engagements and blogging. His public presence stretches from speaking at Latin American conferences to being a Java User Group of Santa Catarina (GUJavaSC) contributor. Ivan is also a CodeClub volunteer and teaches kids programming.

Ivan loves to be with family and friends or surfing good waves around the beautiful island of Florianópolis (his home town).

Otavio Santana

Senior Software Engineer

Otávio is a passionate software engineer focused on Java technology. He has experience mainly in persistence polyglot and high-performance applications in finances, social media, and e-commerce.
Otavio is a member of both Expert Groups and Expert Leader in several JSRs and JCP executive committee. He is working on several Apache and Eclipse Foundation projects such as Apache Tamaya, Eclipse JNoSQL, Eclipse MicroProfile, JakartaEE. A JUG leader and global speaker at JavaOne and Devoxx conferences. Otavio has received recognition for his OSS contributions such as the JCP Outstanding Award, Member of the year and innovative JSR, Duke’s Choice Award, and Java Champion Award, to name a few.

Rich Herold

Director of Enterprise Sales

Rich Herold has over 20 years of experience in sales and senior sales leadership roles in the software industry, including 12 years with open source projects. At Tomitribe his mission is to drive sales execution across market sectors and build a talented sales organization.

Rich came to Tomitribe from IBM where he led Global Sales teams to achieve excellent results in both the Mobile and App Server space. He participated in 3 acquisitions at IBM over the past 11 years. Rich started his career as an officer in the US Marine Corps and brings the Corps’ Gung Ho energy and mission accomplishment mindset to the Tribe.

In his spare time Rich can be found lifting weights, enjoying social time with friends, and watching sports.

Richard Monson-Haefel

Senior Software Engineer

Richard has more the 24 years of experience as a professional software developer and architect. He has written five books on enterprise Java including EJB, JMS, web services, and software architecture. He has served on the JCP executive committee and multiple expert groups, is the co-founder of OpenEJB and Apache Geronimo, was a Sr. Analyst for Burton Group (aka Gartner), and is a celebrated public speaker.

At Tomitribe, Richard is focused on furthering the development of enterprise Java under the Eclipse Foundation and providing support for Tomitribe customers. Richard is dedicated to the future of Tomitribe and the enterprise Java platform.

Richard is a philosophile (loves learning) and when not spending time with his wife and four children, can usually be found reading about science or history in a never ending effort to know more about the world.

Hope you join us for our 12 sessions.

Development Horror Stories [DEV6058]
Roberto Cortez & Oleg Selajev
Monday, Oct 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2007
Let’s Make Graph Databases Fun Again with Java [DEV6043]
Otavio Santana & Elder Moraes
Monday, Oct 22, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2006
The Future of JMS 3.0 [DEV6021]
David Blevins & Richard Monson-Haefel
Tuesday, Oct 23, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2016
Jakarta EE Meets NoSQL in the Cloud Age [DEV6109]
Otavio Santana & Elder Moraes
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2008
Eclipse JNoSQL: One API to Many NoSQL Databases - BYOL [HOL5998]
Otavio Santana, Leonardo Lima, Hillmer Chona, Patricia Uribe, Jonathan Vila Lopez
Wednesday, Oct 24, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West - Overlook 2A
GraalVM and MicroProfile: A Polyglot Microservices Solution [DEV6016]
Roberto Cortez, Cesar Hernandez Mendoza
Wednesday, Oct 24, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2006
Jakarta EE: What Is It & What Does It Mean for Enterprise Java? [DEV5121]
David Blevins, Mark Little, Ian Robinson
Wednesday, Oct 24, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2024
Keynote: Groundbreakers: The Code Avengers [KEY6651]
David Blevins, Charles Nutter, Graeme Rocher, GVuido van Rossum, Neha Narkhede, Doug Cutting, Stephen Chin, Sebastian Daschner, Bruno Souza, Heather VanCura, Johan Vos, Dmytro Vyazelenko
Wednesday, Oct 24, 5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. | Moscone North - Hall D
Chasing the RESTful Trinity: Client, CLI, and Docs [DEV6001]
Roberto Cortez & Ivan Junckes Filho
Thursday, Oct 25, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2014
Deconstructing and Evolving REST Security [DEV6019]
David Blevins
Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2003
Type-Safe Approach to Invoking RESTful Services with MicroProfile Rest Client [DEV5933]
Cesar Hernandez Mendoza & Ivan Junckes Filho
Thursday, Oct 25, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2003