ZeroTurnaround Hires Technical Evangelist for JRebel and LiveRebel

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Simon Maple, Formerly of IBM, Joins the Rebellion

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ZeroTurnaround, the company that’s changing the way the world develops, tests and runs Java applications, today announced the recent hire of Simon Maple as the company’s newest Technical Evangelist. Mr. Maple’s primary role will be working directly with the developer community, a key component in the company’s continued success.

“The developer community is one the most important groups for ZeroTurnaround to be in-front of because we want to help improve their productivity and time-to-market speed,” said Jevgeni Kabanov, founder and CEO of ZeroTurnaround. “Simon, who knows this group inside and out, is the perfect fit to bring our message to the developers through content and speaking opportunities.”

Prior to ZeroTurnaround, Mr. Maple worked at IBM for 11 years, most recently as a Technical Evangelist for the WebSphere Application Server, Liberty Profile and OSGi technologies. In this position Maple led developer relations, organized and ran conferences and worked directly with developer communities such as the WebSphere User Groups and London Java Community, where Maple is on both the organizing and Java Community Process (JCP) committees. Additionally, he served as a Software Developer for IBM’s OSGi feature pack in WAS V8.0, the Software Tester for WebSphere Application Server and Team Leader of the FVT team. Maple received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Reading.

“I’m thrilled to join a smart, creative and lively company like ZeroTurnaround,” said Mr. Maple. “My passion lies in working with and speaking about innovative products within the developer community and I’m looking forward to doing this with JRebel and LiveRebel, two Java productivity tools already well known in the industry.”

For more information about ZeroTurnaround and JRebel, please visit or follow ZeroTurnaround on Twitter at @javarebel.

ZeroTurnaround is dedicated to changing the way the world develops, tests and runs Java applications. Powered by award-winning Hotpatching Technology, JRebel and LiveRebel are revolutionizing the way Development and Operations teams work with Java. ZeroTurnaround’s technology is trusted by several big-name companies including United Health Group, eBay, LinkedIn, Oracle, IBM, Hewlett Packard and more. Thousands of engineers use JRebel to transform the laborious build/test/deploy phase of application development into a light-speed cycle that delivers true bottom-line benefits. Also, ZeroTurnaround’s LiveRebel is an instant rollout/rollback tool for live applications, bringing Continuous Delivery to fruition for companies all over the world. ZeroTurnaround is headquartered in Estonia and also has offices in Boston. For more information, visit or follow @javarebel on Twitter.

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