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Ben Evans

Next speaking on 30th April 2019 in London, at Migrating to Java 11 with Ben Evans

Ben Evans is an author, entrepreneur, consultant and educator. His career highlights to date include: Co-founding jClarity, a performance startup, Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, Performance testing the Google IPO, consulting CTO to several startups, initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood's biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK’s very first true e-commerce websites, building multibillion dollar low-latency trading systems and designing technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

Ben helps to run the London Java Community, and represented the user community as a voting member on Java’s governing body - the JCP Executive Committee for 6 years. He is a Java Champion & 3-time JavaOne Rock Star Speaker. He is author of 5 books - “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”, the new editions of “Java in a Nutshell”, “Java: The Legend” and “Optimizing Java”. He is the track lead (commissioning editor) for Java / JVM at InfoQ, writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide. Ben was born and raised in Cornwall, and holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the tech industry Ben was a researcher in theoretical physics, working on theories which are now being tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

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