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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 is an Apache TomEE contributor, Microprofile.io committer, JUG organizer in Coimbra (Portugal), co-founder of Cork JUG in Ireland and co-founder and organizer of the JNation.pt conference. 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.
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 loves to be with family and friends or surfing good waves around the beautiful island of Florianópolis (his home town).
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 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.
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.
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.