OffHeap Live! The OffHeap gang is back to talk about the latest news and happenings within the java community. OffHeap is a podcast that brings together a collection of java champions and open source committers to talk and debate about the latest news in our industry. Hear Freddy Guime, Bob Paulin, Michael Minella, and others as we talk about what’s new in the java ecosystem!
Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, JavaOne and Devnexus. He frequently shares his knowledge and opinions on the Java Pub House and Jave Off Heap podcasts. Bob is actively involved in the Chicago developer community as the Chicago Java User Group CFO and Chicago GOTO Jr presenter/organizer. Bob is a passionate member of the ASF and donates his time to Apache Felix and Apache Tika as a committer and PMC respectively. When not coding, Bob enjoys coaching football, robotics, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
Michael Minella is a software engineer, teacher, speaker, and author with over 16 years of enterprise development experience. He currently works for Pivotal as the project lead for the Spring Batch and Spring Cloud Task projects. Michael has spoken on a number of Java, Spring, and Big Data topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. Michael was a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock.
Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys woodworking, photography and InfoSec hobbies.