The Jakarta EE BOF
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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.

Edwin Derks
Team Rockstars IT

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.

Ivar Grimstad
Eclipse Foundation

Ivar Grimstad is the Jakarta EE Developer Advocate at Eclipse Foundation. He is a Java Champion and JUG Leader based in Sweden.

Besides advocating the Jakarta EE technologies, Ivar is contributing to the Jakarta EE specifications as well as being the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J). He is also one of the specification leads for Jakarta MVC and represents Eclipse Foundation in the JCP Executive Committee.

Ivar is also involved in MicroProfile, Apache NetBeans, and a wide range of other open-source projects and communities. He is a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.