Jakarta EE Community BOF

Server Side Java

An informal Jakarta EE community gathering of like minded developers, specification leads ,and Jakarta EE representatives from different companies.

Last year's BOF was very well attended and generated many good ideas which we took forward to the governing community.

Come, meet, and interact with many of the Jakarta EE participants in the industry.

Scheduled on Tuesday from 19:00 to 20:00 (Europe/Brussels) in BOF 2


Graham Charters


Graham is an Architect a Senior Technical Staff Member for Open Liberty at IBM's R&D Laboratory in Hursley, UK. He takes a keen interest in emerging technologies and practices and in particular programming models. His past exploits include establishing and contributing to open source projects at PHP and Apache and participating in, and leading, industry standards.

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. Ivar is the PMC Lead for Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J) and involved in the Jakarta EE Working Group. He is also one of the community representatives in the JCP Executive Committee as well as specification lead for JSR 371 (MVC 1.0). Ivar is also involved in Eclipse MicroProfile, Apache NetBeans and a frequent speaker at International developer conferences.

Emily Jiang


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. She is 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.

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