Brian is a Developer Advocate for Snyk, Java Champion, and Software Engineer with over 10 years of hands-on experience in creating and maintaining software. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cyber Security. Brian is a JUG leader for the NLJUG and the Virtual JUG. He is a regular international speaker on mostly Java-related conferences like JavaOne, Oracle Code One, Devoxx, Jfokus, JavaZone and many more. Besides all that, Brian is a military reserve for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and a Taekwondo Master / Teacher.