Edwin Derks is a Principal Consultant with Team Rockstars IT, having a focus on solving IT problems for customers and supporting colleagues with realizing the preferred solutions. He has a passion for collecting and sharing knowledge about improving IT in organizations, and is adept with cloud-driven software development. As a Java Champion, he also has a passion for gathering and sharing knowledge about anything related to the Java ecosystem and cloud-driven development in general. Therefore, he's a contributor for MicroProfile and Jakarta EE, often host meetups, write articles, blogs and speaks at conferences. In his spare time, he can often be found in the gym or having a good time at dance parties or metal concerts.
In this BOF, we will go shortly through the status of Jakarta EE, where it came from, and where it goes. You will learn how you can participate in the evolution of Jakarta EE. Look at it as an informal Jakarta EE community gathering where you can meet and interact with many of the Jakarta EE participants in the industry.