Danny is 41 years old and lives on the west coast of Scotland with his wife Nikki and children Emma and Ross. He is employed as Lead Technical Consultant and design authority team member for the UK's Student Loans Company, the role is that of an Application architect. He has been an Apache Foundation Member since 2004, where most of his code contributions have been to the James mailserver project. He has worked in ICT since leaving farming in 1998, initially in web content management, subsequently in e-commerce and knowedge management and latterly in projects delivering to the UK government's modernising government agenda. His technical interests include email and anti-spam solutions, java performance, and code quality processes. Besides work he is a keen mountain biker.
Satheesh is an Advisory software engineer working on SQL engine and JDBC components of Apache Derby. He was Cloudscape language team lead before IBM Cloudscape was contributed to Apache, driving all enhancements to query processing and JDBC modules. He is a committer at Apache Derby, currently developing SQL standard authorization model supporting GRANT and REVOKE for object privileges, optimizer enhancements, XQuery and XML prototypes, Derby's open standard network client and other SQL components.
Noel J Bergman's background in object-oriented programming spans more than 25 years. Noel is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation, where he participates on various projects and the infrastructure team; helps in Community building; and is the Apache Incubator PMC Chair. Noel's tutorial will be hands-on, so that attendees will leave having not just heard about portlets, but having actually written, installed, and interacted with them.
Rich Bowen is the Web Database Programmer for Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. Additionally, he does Apache and mod_perl training classes when the opportunity arises. Rich is the author of "Apache Server Administrator's Handbook" and co-author of Apache Cookbook. He is a member of the Apache documentation project and of the Apache Software Foundation.
Emmanuel Cecchet has a Ph.D. from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France. He contributed to the DynaServer project at Rice University to study the design of scalable, high-performance and highly available e-business servers. After leaving Rice, he led a team at INRIA in France to provide open-source middleware for large-scale data servers. In 2005, Emmanuel joined Continuent where he now serves as Chief Architect. Emmanuel was Chief Architect of the ObjectWeb open source consortium and the leader of the C-JDBC project (http://c-jdbc.objectweb.org). He now leads Continuent.org and the Sequoia project (http://sequoia.continuent.org)
Philippe M. Chiasson is an open-source developer, spending most of his time working on mod_perl, an ASF project to open up the power of the apache API to Perl developers. He is a member of the ASF and currently works for ActiveState.
Pioneering member in Apache Axis2 and Synapse projects, working fulltime with WSO2. Implemented AXIOM, WS-Addressing , SOAP 1.1 and 1.2, client interaction patterns for Axis2. Implemented Visual Modelling tool for BPEL4WS. Worked as an Architect for projects with web services, business process automation, mobile development, telecommunication network management. Conferences : ApacheCon Europe 2005, ApacheCon US 2005, FOSSL 2005
Jean-Frederic has spent 19 years writing client/server software. His knowledges range from Cobol to Java, BS2000 to Linux and /390 to i386 but with preference to the later ;). He is committer in APR, Jakarta, Httpd and Tomcat and he likes complex projects where different languages and machines are involved. Borne in France, Jean-Frederic lived in Barcelona (Spain) for 14 years but now he lives in Neuchatel (Switzerland) where he works for JBoss.
John Coggeshall is a Technical Consultant for Zend Technologies where he provides professional services to clients around the world. He got started with PHP in 1997 and is the author of three published books and over 100 articles on PHP technologies with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Sams Publishing, Apress and O'Reilly. John also is a active contributor to the PHP core as the author of the tidy extension, a member of the Zend Education Advisory Board, and frequent speaker at PHP-related conferences worldwide. His web site, http://www.coggeshall.org/ is an excellent resource for any PHP developer.
Danese Cooper has a 15-year history in the software industry and has long been an advocate for transparent development methodologies. Ms.?Cooper is Sr. Director of Open Source Programs at Intel Corporation supporting Open Source strategy, investments, global community building and industry support. Ms.?Cooper previously worked for six years at Sun Microsystems, Inc. on the inception and growth of the various open source projects sponsored by Sun (including OpenOffice.org, java.net and blogs.sun.com). She was Sun's chief open source evangelist and founded Sun's Open Source Programs Office. She has unique experience implementing open source projects from within a large proprietary company. She joined the OSI Board in December 2001 and currently serves as Secretary & Treasurer. She speaks internationally on open source and licensing issues.
Torsten Curdt is an active member of the Apache Software Foundation developer community, as well as a technical writer. He has been around the Apache Cocoon project since version 1.7 and became a committer in 2001. With its creation he also became member of the Cocoon PMC. Although he has been involved in several other open source projects, his main contributions and publications are Apache related. Today he is also part of the Jakarta PMC and a member of the Apache Software Foundation. In particular he is interested in the research of new technologies.
Bertrand Delacretaz (www.codeconsult.ch) is an independent consultant based in Lausanne, Switzerland, since 1989. He specializes in web-related and multimedia applications, mostly working with Java and almost exclusively with Open Source tools. He's a committer on the Apache Cocoon project, and a member of the Apache Software Foundation since 2004. Bertrand's recent projects include the design and implementation of a Cocoon-based multimedia CMS for websites of the Swiss Television Network (nouvo.ch,archives.tsr.ch), Java consulting for a bioinformatics company and teaching XML, XSLT and Cocoon for IT students and companies.
Lisa Dusseault is Applications Area Director at the Internet Engineering Task Force. She's the author of a book on WebDAV and the author of the CalDAV specification for calendar access.
Lars is co-founder and member of the Apache Software Foundation and started contributing to the Apache web server project in 1997. In addition, he is a member of the ApacheCon planning committee, the Apache security team, and the Apache public relations committee. He has a degree in computer engineering from the University of Siegen, Germany, where he wrote his first book about the Apache web server. He held various senior engineering, consulting and management positions at various ISPs, mobile network providers and software development companies. Lars is also a member of the International Financial Cryptography Association. Currently he is working as a senior security officer for a software development company in Munich specializing in cryptographic research and development, and the operation of highly secure data centers.
Brian W. Fitzpatrick is a software engineer at Google, working on their open source efforts. Prior to that, Brian worked for CollabNet on Subversion and related version control tools. He also worked at Apple as a senior engineer in the education and professional services divisions. He is a member and officer of the Apache Software Foundation, a Subversion developer since 2000, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book "Version Control with Subversion." Personal information can be found at http://www.red-bean.com/fitz/
Paul Fremantle works on Open Source projects in Apache, and has contributed to Apache since the first Apache SOAP project. While at IBM, he was instrumental in starting up the Apache WSIF, and Apache Woden projects, as well as being heavily involved in the AxisC/C++ initiative, where he led IBM's involvement. Paul was a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM, where he was the lead architect and co-creator of IBM's Web Services Gateway. Paul is the co-chair of the OASIS WS-RX technical committee and leads the JSR110 committee (JWSDL). Before joining IBM, Paul worked as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Publications include co-authoring "Building Web Services in Java, 2nd Edition", articles on Web Services and SOA, and a redbook - "The XML Files: Using XML and XSL in WebSphere". Paul has presented at ApacheCon, Colorado Software Summit, XML Europe, Software Architecture and other industry conferences. Paul has an M.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy and an M.Sc in Computation from Oxford University.
Santiago Gala has been involved in Open Source for more than 6 years, specially in the OS Java world of the ASF, but also as a Linux user and admin for networking and server boxes.
Richard S. Hall is a researcher affiliated with the LSR-ADELE software research group of Grenoble University. His research interests include dynamic assembly and reconfiguration of applications, especially applications built from components that exhibit high levels of dynamic availability. He started developing Oscar, an open source OSGi framework, in 2000 as a platform for his research. He is now contributing to the Apache Incubator Felix OSGi project and is a member of the JSR 277 and JSR 291 Expert Groups.
Mr. Hammad is currently working as an Open Source Consultant in Pakistan Software Export Board, providing support to corporate organizations in migration to open source solutions and training their technical personnel. He, with more than four years of experience in the computing and networking industry, is also Vice-President and General Manager of the Enterprise Data Networking Division of Spliced Networks. This business unit is responsible for the design and development of a full range of open source based routers, firewall, vpn, IDS/IPS, and next-generation network edge devices and softwares. Mr. Hammad drives quality, performance and innovation at Spliced Networks. Through frequent contributions to o3 magazine, Mr. Hammad demonstrates his continued commitment to open source networking and knowledge of current and upcoming networking technologies.
Filip is a Senior Engineer for Covalent Technologies and a key participant in Covalent’s Apache Tomcat initiatives. Filip is a committer to the Apache Tomcat project where he is working on Tomcat clustering and author of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Tomcat. Prior to joining Covalent, Filip worked as a Senior Software Engineer/Architect for La Quinta Corporation. Previously, Filip has made contributions to software initiatives for walmart.com, Sony Music, France Telecom and has held a variety of senior software engineering positions in both Sweden and the United States. He received his education at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden where he majored in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.
Matt Hogstrom is commiter on the Geronimo project and a commiter on OpenEJB as well as TranQL. Prior to his current role at IBM he was a user of both commercial and Open Source software at a number of companies. These included small IT shops to large IT shops which had IBM zSeries systems as part of their infrastructure. He is currently working on performance aspects of Apache Geronimo.
He lives in Austria and is a employed as Senior Developer for OPS EDV Gmbh. He has over 17 years of IT experience. For the last two years he is committer of the ASF projects Jakarta Commons (commons-vfs) and MyFaces.
Chamikara has been engaging in open source development for about two years. He mainly worked on WS-Reliable Messaging implementations and has been working on the Apache Sandesha2 project since its inception in August 2005. He is currently an employee of WSO2 Inc.
Dave Johnson is a North Carolina based software developer who has worked in a variety of software companies including Rogue Wave, HAHT Software and SAS Institute. In 2002, unable to satisfy his urge to create cool software at work, Dave worked nights and weekends to create the open source, Java-based Roller blog server. Dave now works on Roller full-time as a Staff Engineer in the blogs.sun.com team at Sun Microsystems. Dave is the author of Manning Publications book RSS and Atom In Action.
John Kaputin is a software developer at the IBM Hursley Laboratory in the UK and is part of IBM's WebSphere Webservices development team. He is currently developing the Apache Woden WSDL 2.0 processor. He is also the spec lead for JSR110 "Java APIs for WSDL" and the technical lead for its reference implementation, WSDL4J.
Nick Kew is a veteran developer, with over 20 years in systems and software since graduating. He is a member of the Apache core team and the ASF. His work with Apache centres on its capabilities as an applications platform, and he also writes about it. Other related interests include the Site Valet (web QA) software, and he serves as Invited Expert with the W3C.
A dynamic proponent for emerging talent and next-generation innovation, Sally returned to the luxury market after directing communications strategies for some of the most prominent Web technology standards over the past decade. She gained public attention as deputy to World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, corporate advisor and spokesperson, and primary liaison to more than 200 multinational organizations. Championing the collaborative efforts that revolutionized the way the world now communicates and conducts business, Sally's unwavering commitment to excellence has influenced countless initiatives worldwide. Sally’s career spans the progressive aspects of management, with proven success in strategic planning, positioning, communications counsel, team building, public/client/investor/media relations, alliance outreach, and development. Throughout her career, she has uniquely coupled her impeccable taste, solid business experience, and rigorous eye for detail to help clients realize growing business objectives while actively pushing the envelope.
Since 1998, Peter Kriens has worked for the OSGi Alliance, a non-profit consortium, helping to develop the OSGi specifications. He started using OO in 1985 building newspaper systems developing core computing technologies because off the shelf components were non-existent. In 1990 he started his own company and has since worked for many large companies worldwide introducing OO and other software techniques. Though he is Dutch, he spent 10 years in Sweden working for Ericsson in a range of projects. In his spare time he tries to help out Richard Hall with the Felix incubator. He currently lives in France and acts as the OSGi Alliance's technical director.
Damitha Kumarage is a senior software engineer at WSO2. Currently he is working on Apache Axis2 C project. He was a pioneer developer of Apache Axis C++ project and Apache Mira Project. He has over 6 years of experience in application development and has extensively worked in Java and C projects.
I'm living and working in Paris - France since 1988. Since then, I have been working on a X400 messaging system, where I first met with ASN.1. I developped a meta-directory above X400 MHS and also got involved on a variety of IT projects. I heard about Java in 1996, when it was just a buzz, and waited until 2000 to cut my teeth on it. I'm currently working on Apache Directory Server.
Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module and he can be blamed for the ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which has now, at least conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL. Prior to joining Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer in 2002, he was at a string of companies including Linuxcare, IBM, and Bell Canada working on Internet technologies.
Prior to launching Autoriginate, Patrick managed the Professional Services team at Jive Software. At Jive, Patrick managed accounts with some of the biggest companies in the world, including University of Phoenix Online, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Electronic Arts, EMC, and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Prior to Jive, Patrick led a broad effort at Spoke Software to implement an in-house automated testing solution. Patrick has also worked in larger enterprise environments, most recently spending over four years with Cisco Systems. Patrick is also the CEO and Chairman of OpenSymphony Group, Inc, a non-profit open source group dedicated to the creation of high quality, open source Java-based components. Most recently, Patrick oversaw a rare occurrence in the open source world: a merger of two competing projects, OpenSymphony WebWork and Apache Struts. He is also the founder of OpenQA, an open source group dedicated to bringing quality open source testing tools to the market. Patrick is a published author and an established leader in the Enterprise Java community.
Steve Loughran is a researcher at HP Laboratories, exploring the challenges of large-scale system deployment. He an Apache member and a committer on the Apache Ant and Axis projects. The co-author of the award-winning book, Java Development with Ant (Manning Press, 2002), he is currently writing the second edition.
Colm is a Senior Network Engineer with HEAnet, Ireland's National Research and Education Network, is the webmaster and developer of ftp.heanet.ie, as well as committer and PMC member of the Apache httpd, apr and mod_ftp projects.
Jeremias Märki is an independent software developer and consultant, living in Lucerne, Switzerland. He concentrates mainly on document production and document management. He is an Apache member, committer in the Apache FOP project and PMC chair of the Apache XML Graphics project.
Gerald Müllan is a web-engineer who lives in Vienna (Austria). He has studied computer science at the fh-campuswien and is currently working on integrating AJAX into JSF web applications and into the Apache MyFaces project where he has gained comittership. Gerald has profound programming experience in developing applications, especially in the J2EE area. In the last years he shifted his emphasis towards developing web applications with the JavaServer Faces technology. He is co-author of the german book "JSF@Work" which will be published in summer 2006 and a speaker of ApacheCon US. Gerald, employee of IRIAN.at, currently works on developing an online auction system using Apache MyFaces.
In the last years I have been working as a free lance architect in several projects based on J2EE, for clients such as Getronics-Correos, Finanmadrid, Hoteles Barceló and Grupo Leben. Previously I was founder of a small company specialized in B2B solutions (LonjaSoluciones S.L.L.) for the financial sector. I have also worked as information systems consultant in Accenture and Price Waterhouse, and Product Manager in Banco Santander and Banco Pastor.
Brad Nicholes is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer for Novell, Inc. He has been a committer on the HTTPD and APR projects since 2000 primarily working in the areas of authentication and authorization as well as porting, maintaining and supporting the Apache HTTPD server on the NetWare platform. Brad attended school at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and holds a degree in Computer Science.
Marcel Offermans a software architect at luminis (http://www.luminis.nl/) with a degree in mechanical engineering and extensive knowledge of C/C++ and Java. He has been the head of a research department for a dutch software house for years and has a broad knowledge of current technologies, including building networked, distributed applications on both Linux and Windows systems. Marcel is also committer for the Apache Felix project and a big promotor of open source software.
An open source programmer currently living in the Washington DC area of the US, Michael works for Plus Three, LP as a Perl/mod_perl programmer building online communications and fundraising software for political and non-profit organizations. He's been an active participant in the mod_perl community for several years and maintains several modules on CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network). He enjoys looking for new interfaces to make web applications simpler and probably spends way too much time tweaking a UI. He's also a big fan of software testing and maintains the Smolder (Smoke Test Server) project on sourceforge.net.
Gianugo Rabellino is the CEO of Sourcesense, a company providing Open Source services in new and effective ways. He has been involved in Open Source since 1993, founding the first italian Linux official support group. ASF committer since 2001 and proud ASF member since 2004, he is involved in the Apache Cocoon and Apache Xindice communities. He writes articles on XML and security technologies on european IT magazines, loves to hack at late night, sing opera, play violin and learn golf.
Enrique Rodriguez is a Project Management Committee (PMC) member and a committer on the Apache Directory project. Enrique originally joined the Apache Directory project as the lead developer of the Kerberos protocol provider plug-in and continues to focus on the protocol provider implementations and integration with the OSGi Service Platform. Enrique was formerly a Systems Architect contracting for Microsoft Consulting Services, the Director of Implementation and Principal Product Architect for a dot-com, and the Director of Global Systems for Liberty Mutual Insurance. His recreation and work experiences have taken him to 47 U.S. states and to over 100 other locations across six continents. Enrique earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and minored in the Biology of Behavior at Rensselaer (RPI). Enrique is an avid mountaineer and has climbed the highest mountains in North America (Mt. McKinley, United States), South America (Aconcagua, Argentina), Europe (Elbrus, Russian Federation), and Africa (Kilimanjaro, Tanzania). Between climbing expeditions, Enrique competes for Team Mercury Multisport in triathlons and marathons.
William's contributions to Apache include numerous enhancements to the Win32 port of the HTTP Server project, including CGI, security, Service control, file system support, and APR design targetted at the WinNT native API. He provides Win32 hints to Apache related newsgroups, and has been a speaker at previous ApacheCon events. As a member of the ASF and the Apache httpd and APR projects, and a Senior Software Engineer with Covalent Technologies, his work on Apache continues in areas such as integration of Apache 2.0 with the Win32 security model and add-in modules. William started his career developing an array of customized and revenue document imaging systems. Prior to joining Covalent, he provided consulting services in data transformation, application integration and Web interface services.
Peter Royal is a senior architect with Radar Networks and a committer with the Apache Software Foundation. Recently, he has been devoting his time to improving Apache MINA, and has been active with Apache projects in one form or another since 2001. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and small feline army.
Craig Russell is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems. He is specification lead for Java Data Objects (JSR 12 and 243) and leads the implementation team for its reference implementation and technology compatibility kit. He is the architect of the Container Managed Persistence component of the J2EE Reference Implementation and Sun Java System Application Server. Craig is co-author of the definitive work, Java Data Objects, published by O\\\'Reilly.
Wilfredo Sánchez is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after which he co-founded an Internet publishing company and then moved to California to work on electronic commerce at Disney Online. Wilfredo is presently a senior software engineer at Apple Computer. He has worked on the BSD subsystem in Mac OS X as a member of the Core Operating System group, and as open source engineering lead at Apple. He later became part of the team that built and launched the iTunes Music Store, and presently works on Collaboration Technologies for Mac OS X Server. Wilfredo is also a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and a contributor to various open source projects.
Theo Schlossnagle is a Principal Consultant at OmniTI Computer Consulting where he designs and implements scalable solutions for highly trafficed sites and other clients in need of sound, scalable architectural engineering. During the last several years, he was a key participant at The Center for Networking and Distributed Systems at The Johns Hopkins University researching scalable distributed system design. Current research includes resource allocation techniques in dynamic models and distributed mail systems based on "eventual consistency". Theo is the author and maintainer of the mod_backhand load-balancing module for Apache, an author and principal architect of the Ecelerity email server.
Cliff Schmidt contributes to the Apache Software Foundation as its Vice President for Legal Affairs and as a member of several Project Management Committees, including the Apache Incubator PMC. He also assists several other open source organizations and many independent software vendors with licensing topics and other open source issues through his firm, Symbioss Strategy, which primarily helps companies evaluate and execute profitable business strategies based on symbiotic relationships with open source software organizations. Prior to founding Symbioss Strategy, Cliff was responsible for pioneering BEA's open source strategy and relationship with open source communities, such as Apache Software Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation.
|Behind the Scenes of the Apache Software Foundation (Part 2)|
|Behind the Scenes of the Apache Software Foundation (Part 1)|
|Intellectual Property Law: Fundamentals|
|Overview of Open Source Licenses|
|License Reviews: Apache, GPL/LGPL, EPL, and CeCILL|
|Advanced IP Law and Best Practices of Open Source Projects|
Henning Schmiedehausen toys with Unix and Unix-like operating systems for almost twenty years. He currently works as a self-employed consultant and architect for Java Enterprise and Linux systems. He contributes to a number of open source projects and was invited to join the Apache Software Foundation in 2005.
Yonik Seeley is the original author of Solr, and a core developer on the Lucene project. He currently works at CNET Networks.
Chris Shiflett is a principal of OmniTI, where he leads the web application security practice. Shiflett is a leader in the PHP community - a popular speaker at industry conferences worldwide, the founder of the PHP Security Consortium, a contributor to the Zend Framework, and an author of the Zend PHP Certification. A prolific writer, Shiflett is the author of the critically-acclaimed Essential PHP Security (O'Reilly) and HTTP Developer's Handbook (Sams). His writing has also appeared in numerous articles for php|architect and PHP Magazine, as well as a number of other popular books including Programming PHP (O'Reilly) and PHP Cookbook (O'Reilly).
In 1995, his final year at the University of Cape Town, Mark Shuttleworth founded Thawte (http://www.thawte.com), a company focusing on Internet security for electronic commerce which has become the leading Internet Certificate Authority outside of the USA. He is founder and non-executive director of HBD (http://hbd.com), a venture-capital company seeking to invest in innovative technology companies based in South Africa bearing the potential to serve the global marketplace. In addition to this, Mark has created the Shuttleworth Foundation (http://shuttleworthfoundation.org), a non-profit organisation that supports social innovation in education in Africa. He is frontrunner and an advocate of Open and Free Software, particularly in developing countries, has participated in Debian development since the early 1990s and returned to the GNU/Linux world by funding the development of Ubuntu through Canonical Ltd. and founding the Ubuntu Foundation (http://www.ubuntu.com).
Ferdinand Soethe is a Committer and PMC member of the Apache Forrest project. He works as a consultant in various areas of PC-based computing. He has published two books for Addison-Wesley (in German) and several articles in German and English publications. Documentation has always been an important part of his work and his favorite topic of research and experimental programming.
Sander Temme hails from Amsterdam, the Netherlands where he obtained a Masters degree in Experimental Physics. Sander is an ASF member and is active on the infrastructure committee and the httpd project. He currently works as Field Applications Engineer for Britestream Networks in Austin, TX. Sander is owned by Murphy, the wonder cat.
Laura Thomson is Director of Web Development at OmniTI and has been working with PHP and MySQL for many years. She is the co-author of PHP and MySQL Web Development and MySQL Tutorial, and has given tutorials on these topics worldwide.
Doug Tidwell is a senior programmer at IBM. He is part of IBM's Developer Skills team, where he gets paid to give away software and training to professors and students around the world. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has presented at ApacheCon, ApacheCon Europe, the O'Reilly Open Source Conference and many others in the past. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife and daughter. You can reach him at email@example.com.
As chief architect and co-founder of Mergere, Inc., van Zyl focuses on improving the Software Development Infrastructure associated with medium to large scale projects, which has led to the founding of the Apache Maven project. He continues to work directly on Maven and serves as the Chair of the Apache Maven Project Management Committee.
Christian Wenz is author, trainer and consultant for web technologies. He wrote or co-wrote over four dozen books, frequently contributes to renowned IT magazines and speaks at developer conferences and user groups around the world.
Matthias is a German Java Web Developer. Since 2004 he is a committer on several Apache projects like MyFaces, Trinidad or Tobago. Currently he lives and works in Redwood Shores (Bay Area / USA). Matthias is a frequent speaker on international conferences and an author (articles and two German books).
Nabeel Yoosuf is an open source developer mainly working on web services implementations. He is the lead developer of PHP Axis2. He is also contributing to Apache Axis2/C project. At present, he is a senior software engineer at WSO2. In addition to open source development, he has over two years of experience of developing capital market applications. Nabeel has a B.Sc. in Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Carsten Ziegeler is the chief architect of the Open Source Group at S&N AG, Paderborn, Germany. He participates in several Open Source projects and various Apache communities. In July 2003 Carsten has been elected as an Apache Member. His focus is creating portals and portal based applications using various Apache projects especially from the Portals project. In addition since 2000 Carsten is heavily involved in the Apache Cocoon project. He played a major role in designing and developing the current architecture and has since years the role of the release manager.
Andrei Zmievski is a senior engineer and architect at Yahoo! Inc. specializing in i18n and infrastructure software, such as PHP and Apache. He is also a core PHP developer, leader of the PHP-GTK project, and a co-author of "PHP Developer's Cookbook" and Smarty templating system. His current focus is the native Unicode support in PHP. In his free time he studies languages and linguistics, goes sailing, and travels to other countries.