Jason van Zyl is the Founder and CTO of Sonatype, the leader in Java development infrastructure whose customers include Intuit, Cisco, Qualcomm, Vanguard and E*Trade. Jason has over 10 years of experience in open source and proprietary enterprise software development. An open source enthusiast, Jason is the founder of the Apache Maven project, and the original benefactor of the Nexus and M2Eclipse projects. Jason currently serves as Chair of the Apache Maven Project Management Committee. He has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for seven years, helped to found Codehaus, a well respected incubation facility for open source community projects, and is a frequent speaker at many major software conferences, including JavaOne, EclipseCon, EmergingTech, and ApacheCon.