TomcatExpert

Tomcat Expert Contributors

The overall goal of this site is to provide qualified, expert information and opinions about running Apache Tomcat in the enterprise. Our contributors are the backbone to that process. Tomcat Expert contributors are seasoned professionals whose professional responsibility includes deploying Apache Tomcat to the enterprise. Many of our contributors are committers on the Apache Tomcat project itself.

Can I Be A Contributor?

Yes! Send us your presentations, articles, blogs, and whitepapers for our team of Tomcat Expert Contributors to review, and perphaps post for the community to share and enjoy. It is very important that you write a clear, simple subject and concise summary. Your article should also be well written, free of spelling errors and include only relevant links to the article.

Submit enough articles and build enough karma with your comments to be recognized as a true expert, and we will gladly add you to our ranks of Tomcat Expert Contributors.

Contributors

Available for Consulting Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams is a Senior Consultant for the SpringSource Division of VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW). Stuart has been a Tomcat user for 6 years and is a regular contributor to the Apache Tomcat Users mailing list, and is also a committer on the Apache Amber OAuth project.

Available for Consulting Stacey Schneider

Stacey Schneider is focused on helping evangelize how cloud technologies are transforming application development and delivery by managing the blog and social media for Pivotal. Prior to its acquisition, Stacey led marketing and community management for application management software provider Hyperic, now a part of VMware’s management portfolio. Before her work in the cloud, she also held various technical leadership positions at CRM software pioneer Siebel Systems, including work on the Nexus project, which focused on building portable web applications that worked across Java and .NET. Stacey is also the managing principal of SiliconSpark, a consulting agency that has helped over 12 software companies go to market on the web and across the cloud over the past 5 years.

Available for Consulting Filip Hanik

Filip Hanik is a Senior Software Engineer for the SpringSource Division of VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) and a key participant in the company's Apache Tomcat initiatives. Filip brings 15 years of extensive experience in architecture, design and development of distributed application frameworks and containers and is recognized for his top-quality system development skills and continuous participation of Open Source development projects. Filip is an Apache Software Foundation member and a committer to the Apache Tomcat project where he is a leading authority on Tomcat clustering and a key contributor to the core of the platform. Filip has made contributions to software initiatives for Walmart.com, Sony Music, France Telecom and has held a variety of senior software engineering positions with technology companies in both the United States and Sweden. He received his education at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden where he majored in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

Daniel Mikusa

Daniel Mikusa is a Software Support Engineer at Pivotal.  Daniel has been a user of Apache Tomcat for the past six years and is currently focused on providing enterprise-class support for Pivotal's Tomcat and tc Server customers. Daniel attended college at Kent State University and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Available for Consulting Andy VanAbs

Andy has recently decided to make the jump from individual consulting to join the Spring Source team. He will continue to be working with major clients to assist them with IT architecture evolution, now as a member of a large and growing organization. His first project will be leveraging Tomcat, Spring, and a Tomcat based data grid/cache called GemFire. He’s looking forward to sharing the lessons learned with the tomcatexpert community. Andy has been architecting, designing, and building enterprise infrastructure and applications software for most of his career. He’s been responsible for BEA’s “Blended Source” initiative, combining the best of Open Source (including both Tomcat and Spring) with WebLogic, BEA’s WebLogic Enterprise Security product family, MEI Software’s financial systems, Netegrity’s SiteMinder security product, Camex’s electronic publishing systems, mainframe applications for Bell Telephone, and many others. During that time his hands on technology experience has ranged from octal coding into neon lighted switches all the way through JAVA and beyond, including many generations of “the best and final thing we will ever need”, and he looks forward to working on the even better things coming in the future. He was involved in the early days of Open Source software as a contributor to EMACS and refocused on Open Source during his tenure as Director of Product Management with BEA Systems, combined with a fascination for the rapidly evolving application deployment architectures and technologies driving today’s development. Andy has provided architecture and technology guidance for both vendors and IT organizations and he shares what he is learning through consulting services and through his web site, Enterprise Software Trends (www.estrends.com).

Available for Consulting Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer for the SpringSource Division of VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW). Mark has been using and developing Tomcat for over six years. He first got involved in the development of Tomcat when he needed better control over the SSL configuration than was available at the time. After fixing that first bug, he started working his way through the remaining Tomcat bugs and is still going. Along the way Mark has become a Tomcat committer and PMC member, volunteered to be the Tomcat 4 & 7 release manager, created the Tomcat security pages, become a member of the ASF and joined the Apache Security Committee. He also helps maintain the ASF's Bugzilla instances. Mark has a MEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Available for Consulting Matt Sacks

Matthew Sacks is an Application System Administrator at Edmunds.com, and focuses on administering, monitoring and managing high-volume, high-traffic production Web sites. He is also the Founder and Editor of TheBitsource.com, a blog on System Administration, Web Application Development and Software Engineering. He is an active member in the USENIX The Advanced Computing Systems Professional and Technical Association, and has contributed to such publications as Linux Pro Magazine, Sys Admin Magazine, and InformIT.

Available for Consulting Andy Wilkinson

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Available for Consulting Peter Ledbrook

I'm the Grails Advocate at SpringSource (a division of VMware) and one of the core committers of the project. I have been using Grails since 2006 and have contributed several plugins on top of the work I have done on the core. These days I write about the framework and guide people through basic and advanced usage.

Available for Consulting Channing Benson

Channing Benson has over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. Throughout his tenure he has helped customers adopt and master developing technologies, starting with  X11/Motif on Unix-based workstations, cross-Unix porting and C language optimization, and Linux development and performance tuning. While working at HP, he contributed to the FOSSology Open Source project. Channing has been a Java programmer/architect since its genesis in 1995, working primarily to help customers and independent software vendors optimize their programs for the latest available platforms, from EJBs and J2EE to Spring on lightweight containers like Tomcat and tc Server, and now cloud hosts like Cloud Foundry and high performance data grids like GemFire.