Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant and trainer optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. Monica led Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the ‘Java Performance Companion’ book.
Monica was recently considered one of the influential women in Java and Scala: http://blog.takipi.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between/
Emily Jiang is Java Champion. She is Senior MicroProfile Lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh, and she also involves in other MicroProfile specifications, such as Reactive Streams Operators, Reactive Messaging, etc. She is Config JSR co-spec lead and CDI Expert Group member.
She works for IBM as Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI. Based at IBM’s Hursley laboratory in the UK, she has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE implementation in Liberty releases.
She regularly speaks at conferences, such as Code One, DevNexus, JAX London, Voxxed, Devoxx US, Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx UK, Devoxx France, EclipseCon, etc. Follow her on Twitter @emilyfhjiang.
Sebastian Meyen is Chief Content Officer at S&S Media. He has been actively involved with the IT industry for more than twenty years. As a journalist he is constantly in touch with thought leaders in software development and architecture. He is editor in chief of the German speaking Java Magazin and program chair of the JAX conferences since 2001. Prior to joining S&S Media, he studied philosophy and anthropology in Frankfurt, Germany.