Meet the Sun You Don't Know
Location: Portland Ballroom
You think Sun is the Java company. Enterprise Edition. Steak and strippers. But Java’s only part of the story, and the story is changing every day. In ten minutes, you’ll get a whirlwind tour of a different Sun, one that gives hardware breaks to startups, open sources cornerstone software like Solaris, OpenJDK, ZFS and DTrace, and actively funds Ruby projects on and off the JVM. You may not know this Sun yet. But you guys really need to meet.
Engine Yard, Inc
Charles Oliver Nutter has been programming most of his life, as a Java developer for the past decade and as a JRuby developer for over four years. He co-leads the JRuby project, an effort to bring the beauty of Ruby and the power of the JVM together. Charles believes in open source and open standards and hopes his efforts on JRuby and other languages will ensure the JVM remains the preferred open-source managed runtime for many years to come. Charles blogs at blog.headius.com and tweets as headius on Twitter.