Ben Evans is an author, architect and educator. He is currently Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. Previously he was Lead Architect for Instrumentation at New Relic, and co-founded jClarity, a performance tools startup acquired by Microsoft.
He has also worked as Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank and as Senior Technical Instructor for Morgan Stanley. He served for 6 years on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards. He is a Java Champion and 3-time JavaOne Rockstar Speaker.
Ben is the author of six books, including "Optimizing Java", the new editions of “Java in a Nutshell” and the recently-updated “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” and his technical articles are read by thousands of developers every month. Ben is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, performance and concurrency for companies and conferences all over the world (pandemic permitting).