Be the Leader of YOUR Developer Career!

Code for fun and profit! Code4.Life!

November/December 2016 - Online. Free.

Being a developer is fun, but it is not easy... We all have a hard time understanding (not to mention explaining) what we do, and the options and things evolve so fast, that deciding were to steer our careers is confusing at best...
How about if we can learn from each other what works? We can share code, but we can also share our successes and failures, so we can grow together!
Code4.Life Online Event will bring some of the most successful developers we can find, to get their suggestions and battle-tested tactics so you can grow your career, and be the best developer ever!

Join now! Your best opportunity to be the best dev!

It's all about developers becoming better developers! Together!

Amazing Developers, Sharing their Code & Life Experiences!

Edson Yanaga
Edson Yanaga is Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat. He has been nominated as a Java Champion and currently is also a Microsoft MVP. Edson is a Software Craftsman, with a particular taste for difficult projects. He considers his craft more than a job: it's his life's purpose. Author, and frequent speaker on International conferences talking about Java, Cloud Computing, DevOps and Software Craftsmanship.
Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel is an author, software developer, Executive Director of copyright activist non-profit Question Copyright, and former board member of the Open Source Initiative where he served as the Board Secretary. His work, Producing Open Source Software, is a well referenced source of information about the human side of open source software.
Ed Burns
Ed has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Netscape 6, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and JavaServer Faces, and most recently, the Servlet specification. Ed leads or co-leads the expert groups for Servlet and JavaServer Faces. Ed has published four books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010) and Hudson Continuous Integration In Practice (2013).
Stuart Marks
Stuart Marks is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in the Java Platform Group at Oracle. He is currently working on a variety of JDK core libraries projects, including Collections, Lambda, and Streams, as well as improving test quality and performance. He has previously worked on JavaFX and Java ME at Sun Microsystems. He has over twenty years of software platform product development experience in the areas of window systems, interactive graphics, and mobile and embedded systems. Stuart holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Yolande Poirier
Yolande is a Senior Java Community and Marketing Manager for the Oracle Technology Network. She is managing developer content across all Java channels including technical website, the new community platform, @Java,, YouTube/Java and the Java Developer Newsletter. She collaborates with developers to create content about Java-related technologies and the Java community. She supports the work of women developers with the Duchess and other organizations.
Arun Gupta
Arun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has been built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team.
Josh Long
Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and 3 best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin)
Sven Reimers
Sven is based near Lake Constance in Germany, and works as a systems engineer at Airbus Defence and Space. He has more than 15 years of experience building complex software systems, and more than 14 years experience with Java. In 2009, Sven was the winner of the Duke's Choice Award in the Network Solutions category for ND SatCom Satellite Communication Management Software.
Tim Boudreau
Tim Boudreau is a noted technology consultant, evangelist and author. Most broadly known for his leadership on Sun Microsystems’ NetBeans, those who’ve worked with Tim remark most on his technical chops, passion for a challenge and rare gift of great communication. And, as a former troubadour, he’s pretty tough when it comes to bad 70s rock lyrics too. A real renaissance programmer.
Marcus Biel
Marcus Biel is the founder of Clean Code Academy where he creates his own set of Java Tutorials based on clean coding principals. As someone who has previously spoken in public about his ideas on Java development and is continuing to share his ideas, he prides himself on being a clean code craftsman and is always looking to help others with his 15 years worth of knowledge and experience. He has been working on a large number of different Java related projects since 2001. He has worked mainly in finance and telecommunications in a number of different roles including as a senior developer and software architect and looks to share his experience and knowledge with aspiring developers.
Patrick Curran
Patrick Curran is Chair of the JCP. In this role he oversees the activities of the JCP Program Office including driving the process, managing its membership, guiding specification leads and experts through the process, leading the Executive Committee meetings, and managing the web site. Patrick has worked in the software industry for more than 20 years and at Sun for 15 years. He has a long-standing record in conformance testing, and most recently led the Java Conformance Engineering team in Sun's Client Software Group. He was also chair of Sun's Conformance Council, which is responsible for defining Sun's policies and strategies around Java conformance and compatibility.
Mark Heckler
Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, and published author focusing upon developing quality production software at velocity for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog ( and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck).
Bruno Souza (Javaman)
Speaker and Founder of
Bruno Souza is a Java Developer and Open Source Evangelist at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Expert at ToolsCloud. Nurturing developer communities is a personal passion, and Bruno worked actively with Java, NetBeans, Open Solaris, OFBiz, and many other open source communities. As founder and coordinator of SouJava (The Java Users Society), one of the world’s largest Java User Groups, Bruno leaded the expansion of the Java movement in Brazil. Founder of the Worldwide Java User Groups Community, Bruno helped the creation and organization of hundreds of JUGs worldwide. A Java Developer since the early days, Bruno participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. Bruno is also Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), President of the innovation-focused Campus Party Institute, and Coordinator of Nuvem, the Cloud Computing Lab of LSI/USP. When not in front of a computer, Bruno enjoys time with his family in a little hideout near São Paulo. An amateur in many things — photographer, puppeteer, father — he strives to be good in some of them.

We are reaching out more developers to add to this list! Stay tuned!

We code for fun... for work... to help the world... to share... We!

Coding is complex. And so are our careers! We need to learn technology, analyze future trends, new languages, learning paths, leadership skills, team work techniques, new paradigms, even reshape our thinking...

Code4.Life will tap into the expertise of amazing developers, to help all of us to improve our technical talents, understand where to focus our careers, so we can become better all around developers!

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