Kurt Stam has been working in the enterprise integration space for the two decades. He has designed and implemented integration solutions for high-volume distributed systems in the telecommunication, financial, and travel industries. He is a core middleware developer at Red Hat where he worked on JBossESB, Apache jUDDI, S-RAMP and SOA Governance. Currently he is working on the Fabric8 project. He is passionate about open source and holds a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics. In his spare time he kayaks along the East coast of the US.