Michael Redlich has been an active member within the Java community for the past 25 years. He founded the Garden State Java User Group (formerly the ACGNJ Java Users Group) in 2001 that remains in continuous operation. Since 2016, Mike serves as a Java community news editor for InfoQ where his contributions include monthly news items, technical writing and technical reviews.
He has presented at venues such as Oracle Code One, Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (ETE), Trenton Computer Festival (TCF), TCF IT Professional Conference, and numerous Java User Groups. Mike serves as a committer on the Jakarta NoSQL and Jakarta Data specifications and participates on the leadership council of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. He was named a Java Champion in April 2023.
With 33-1/2 years service, Mike recently retired from ExxonMobil Technology & Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey with experience in developing custom scientific laboratory and web applications. He also has experience as a Technical Support Engineer at Ai-Logix, Inc. (now AudioCodes) where he provided technical support and developed telephony applications for customers.