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Years of  Combined Contribution to Apache TomEE

Tomitribe in 7 countries & growing:

Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, Portugal, UK & US

Tomitribe Mission

To support the Community and all things TomEE. We want to provide jobs for developers, provide support for consumers, educate people on TomEE, OpenSource and Java EE and contribute to the success of everyone in the community. We believe Open Source is an ecosystem and everyone in that ecosystem has a role to play, from the people who produce it to the companies who use it.

“Our industry is still learning how to get the most out of open source. A dollar spent on open source you use is a dollar back in your own pocket. Supporting your open source communities isn’t charity, it’s good business.”

David BlevinsFounder/ CEO

Say hello to the Tribe

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

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.

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.

Cesar Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

César has experience in the development and testing of Enterprise Applications for public and private sectors. He is a contributor for Eclipse Microprofile, Apache TomEE, a committer for JakartaEE, and has led implementations of Continuous Integration with Docker, Jenkins, Maven, Jmeter, SonarQube, selenium and cucumber JVM. As a software architect, he directed application server migrations with modern technologies like JPA, CDI, and RESTful services.

He is the founder of tFactory open source tool, active blogger, and his leadership in many Java-related initiatives led him to be awarded with the Java Champion 2016 title and Duke's Choice award. 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.

The Tribe’s Accomplishments

We pride ourselves on our accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Roberto Cortez
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2016
Roberto Cortez
Java Champion Award
2016
David Blevins
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2016
Cesar Hernandez
Java Champion Award
2016
David Blevins
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2015
Jean-Louis Monteiro
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2015
David Blevins
Java Champion Award
2015
Otávio Gonçalves de Santana
Java Champion Award
2015
Apache TomEE
Duke’s Choice Award
2014
Apache Tomcat & TomEE
Geek Choice Awards by RebelLabs
2014
David Blevins
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2013
David Blevins
JavaOne Rockstar Award
2012

Our Partners

With a multi-national and multi-lingual team of developers, Tomitribe offers Enterprise Service Support for Apache TomEE, the Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Certified edition of Apache Tomcat.

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