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A collection of in-depth conversations with leading developer advocates that reveal the world of developer relations today

Simon Ritter, Josh Long, Arun Gupta, Venkat Subramaniam, Heather VanCura, Reza Rahman, Adam Bien, Trisha Gee… In the Java ecosystem, these are some of the world’s best known developer advocates. These advocates — and dozens more from around the world – reveal the work they’re doing at the center of their communities and the impact their advocacy is having on the tech industry as a whole.

  • Learn how they turned their passion for talking about tech into successful and inspiring careers.
  • Discover the best practices of developer advocacy and get the inside story on working at some of the world’s largest tech companies.
  • See how they got started with Java and other technologies, what their daily lives look like and how you can turn your passion for technology into a rewarding career as a developer advocate.

Geertjan Wielenga About The Author

Geertjan Wielenga is a developer advocate who promotes Java and JavaScript as a speaker, writer, and trainer. He graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a degree in social science and a postgraduate degree in law. Geertjan has worked in Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands for firms including Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Most recently a senior principal product manager at Oracle advocating the open-source Apache NetBeans and Oracle JET projects, he is now a senior director of open source projects at Azul.

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