Simon Maple Awarded Java Champion Status

ZeroTurnaround’s Technical Evangelist, vJUG Founder and Tech Guru is Recognized as Java Champion

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“I am truly honored to be considered, let alone accepted, as a Java Champion, as those already on the list are Java rockstars who I very much look up to and aspire to,” says Simon Maple.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

ZeroTurnaround, the company that’s helping software eat the world faster, proudly announces the recognition of Simon Maple as a Java Champion. The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders. They are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle and have the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction to help grow the Java Platform.

Simon is a Technical Evangelist at ZeroTurnaround, founder of the vJUG (virtualJUG) and an active member of the London Java Community (LJC) organizing group as well as being part of the Java Community Process Executive Committee (JCP EC). Prior to ZeroTurnaround, Simon was a tester, developer and technical evangelist for IBM on the WebSphere Application Server for 12 years.

Simon has been invaluable to the growth of ZeroTurnaround. His responsibility and commitment to the company and the community are exhibited in his willingness to help in all aspects of the business: attending conferences, meeting with customers, writing reports for the company content site RebelLabs, running the vJUG and much more.

"I am truly honored to be considered, let alone accepted, as a Java Champion, as those already on the list are Java rockstars who I very much look up to and aspire to,” says Simon Maple. ”Many of the existing Java Champions, such as Arun Gupta, Martijn Verburg, and Ben Evans are people who I have learned from and worked with in the community. Their energy and passion are infectious and it really drives the industry forward."

“We are thrilled that the Java community has recognized Simon as a Java Champion. Over the last two years, I have had the privilege of working with Simon on many projects. Not only is he a great person and always fun to work with, but he is committed, smart, trustworthy and has an uncompromised work ethic,” says Jevgeni Kabanov, Founder and CEO of ZeroTurnaround.

Simon has a reputation of being a talented, sharp and passionate technology advocate. He is someone who possesses the rare combination of extreme intelligence and technical knowledge with charisma and a strong business acumen. All of Simon’s community efforts culminated in him being awarded Java Champion Status in April 2014. Simon joins coworker Geert Bevin, ZeroTurnaround Senior Engineer, on the Java Champion (July 2006) list.


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