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Years of  Combined Contribution to Apache TomEE

Tomitribe in 6 countries & growing:

Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Guatemala, United Kingdom & United States

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 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.

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”.

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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