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This page has slowly been getting longer. Kind of like boiling a frog in water, I didn't notice it until it was a mess. I reorganized and it looks more like a CV now, but at least it is easy to read. While I work as a Java Developer for a bank in New York City, the interesting parts are what I do outside of work.


  • Cloudbees Jenkins Platform Engineer
  • Scrum Master
  • TOGAF - part 1 and part 2
  • OCAJP 7 and OCAJP 8
  • OCAJP 8 and OCPJP 8
  • Core Spring

  • Book work

  • wrote OCP 8 Study Guide
  • wrote OCA 8 Study Guide
  • contributor to OCP 7 K&B
  • wrote foreword and official tech reviewer of OCA Java 7 Certification Guide
  • quoted on the back cover of EJB 3.0 in Action
  • tech reviewer on OCP Java SE 6 Programmer Practice Exams
  • official technical proofreader of Well Grounded Java Developer
  • provided informal tech review comments for a few Manning books
  • read and posted book reviews of scores of books

  • Conference and user group talks

  • 2016 QCon Birds of a Feather on Virtual Scrum
  • 2016 FIRST Robotics Championship Conference on Java Certification
  • 2016 NY JavaSig workgroup meeting
  • 2015 NY SPIN - Virtual Scrum
  • 2015 NY SPIN 10 minute talk on Self Organization and Collective Ownership
  • 2011 The Server Side Java Symposium - If There Were No Rules, What Process Would You Follow (see picture above) with live blogging and video interview after
  • 2007 Google Test Automation Conference - lightning talk

  • Online Writing

  • since 2008 - blogging
  • since 2009 - tweeting
  • JDBC batching (JavaRanch Journal)
  • Ant Task Dependency Graphs (JavaRanch Journal)
  • The Great Forum Migration Project (JavaRanch Journal)
  • Data Migration to JForum (JavaRanch Journal)
  • Introduced new format for Journal to be editor's picks because blog posts replace newsletters for timely information.

  • Hobbies

  • 2015 - won NYC FIRST Volunteer of the Year award
  • 2014 - became a Distinguished Toastmaster
  • 2012 - won Woodie Flowers (mentor of the year) award
  • 2010 - started running a Maker Faire booth
  • 2009 - started volunteering as a programming mentor for the Stuyvesant robotics team
  • there's non geeky stuff too!

  • CodeRanch/JavaRanch

  • 2010 - became Marshal
  • 2007 - became Sheriff
  • 2004 - became Bartender

  • I also contributed significantly to the JForum migration. I've contributed a number of other features including many of the Jumpin JForum Day ones. Like most moderators, I've covered a number of different forums over the years. My favorites that I request most frequently are the JDBC and Testing forums.

    Formal education

  • 2005 completed my Master's degree in Computer Information Technology at Regis University (online)
  • 2002 graduate of Queens College with a degree in Computer Science

  • Other

    I'm proud of my first contribution to open source. Version 1.1.0 of Classpath Suite - Running JUnit 3.8 test classes in a 4.X suite and supporting JUnit 4.4.


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