Savoir Technologies is a diverse consulting, training, and support company that brings the top talent into the organization. Savoir Technologies embraces a team of the best technologists that enables Savoir to offer ‘best in breed’ solutions to your organization. Our team consists of some well known and respected leaders in the SOA and open source communities.
Jeff Genender is a Java Champion, Apache Member, and Java Open Source consultant specializing in SOA and enterprise service implementation. Jeff has over 23 years of software architecture, team lead, and development experience in multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker at such events as TheServerSide Symposium, JavaZone, Java In Action, JavaOne, JFokus, and numerous Java User Groups on topics pertaining to Enterprise Service Bus (ESBs), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and application servers.
Jeff is an active committer and Project Management Committee (PMC) member for Apache ServiceMix, CXF, Geronimo, a comitter on OpenEJB and Mina, and author of several very popular Mojo (Maven plugins). He is the author of Enterprise Java Servlets (Addison Wesley Longman, 2001), co – author of Professional Apache Geronimo (2006, Wiley), and co-author of Professional Apache Tomcat (2007, Wiley). Jeff also serves as a member of the Java Community Process (JCP) expert group for JSR-342 (Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification) as a representative of the Apache Software Foundation.
Jeff is an open source evangelist and has successfully brought open source development efforts, initiatives, and success stories into a number of Global 2000 companies, saving these organizations millions in licensing costs.
Johan Edstrom is an open source software evangelist, Apache developer and seasoned architect; he has created Java architectures for large scalable, high transaction monitoring, financial and open source systems.
Johan has worked as development lead, infrastructure manager, IT lead, programmer and guided several large companies to success in the use of open source software components.
Lately he has been helping some of the worlds largest networking companies and medical startups achieve high availability, scalability and dynamically adapting SOA systems. Johan divides his time between writing software, mentoring development teams and teaching people how to use Apache Servicemix, Camel, CXF and ActiveMQ effectively and scalable for enterprise installations.
Heath Kesler is an Apacke Karaf committer and an open source software evangelist, developer and architect; he has created Java architectures for large scalable, high transaction load systems for such companies as Health Language, LeapFrog Enterprises, AT&T, Timera, and IBM. Heath has been a team lead in many project recovery implementations, helping to rescue systems on the verge of collapse. He was recently involved with the implementation of the customer account creation and third-party integration on mission-critical systems for the largest educational products provider in the United States. Heath enjoys pushing the envelop by finding new ways to implement solutions using cutting edge technologies for old problems.
Heath has spoken at conferences all over the world and enjoys any opportunity to discuss the latest technologies with those who share in his passion.
Jamie Goodyear is an Apache Software Foundation Member, open source evangelist, and computer systems analyst; he has designed, critiqued, and supported architectures for large organizations worldwide.
Jamie has worked in systems administration, software quality assurance, and senior software developer roles for businesses from ranging from small start-ups to international corporations. He has attained committer status on Apache Karaf, Servicemix, and Felix, and is a Project Management Committee member on Apache Karaf. He is co-author of Instant OSGi Starter (Packt Publishing, 2013), co-author of Learning Apache Karaf (Packt Publishing, 2013), and co-author of Apache Karaf Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2014).
Currently he divides his time between providing high-level reviews of architectures,mentoring developers and administrators with SOA deployments, and helping to grow the Apache community.
James Carman is an Apache Software Foundation Member, open source evangelist, and a proven software architect, specializing in highly-available, scalable, asynchronous solutions. James has been an active member of the Apache Software Foundation for many years and currently serves as an officer of the foundation. He has founded and contributed to many open source projects, participating in the Apache Commons and Apache Camel projects as both a committer and Project Management Committee member.
He has presented on numerous topics, such as Apache Camel, Apache Wicket, Spring, Hibernate, EJB 3.0, JPA, Java Security, Java Cryptography, to name a few. He has also led many classroom-based trainings.
James’ passion for software development started at a very early age, writing his first programs when he was seven years old. When he isn’t working on his day job or open source work, he frequently tinkers with new technologies. His current areas of interest include machine learning, Scala, and NoSQL databases.