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Michael Redlich

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Java Champion and Java Queue Lead Editor
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Michael Redlich is a retired Senior Research Technician at ExxonMobil Technology & Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey with over 33 years service. He is an IT Professional with a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University. He has facilitated the Garden State Java User Group (formerly ACGNJ Java Users Group) since 2001, an experienced conference speaker, and co-authored several articles with Barry Burd before joining InfoQ. As a long-time employee of heritage Exxon and ExxonMobil since December 1989, Mike has enjoyed numerous assignments with the Company including automotive testing, analytical sciences practicing infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics, developing scientific IT applications, and, in his current assignment, polymer science practicing rheology and polymer physics. Mike has been an active member within the Java community for over 20 years. He founded the Garden State Java User Group (formerly the ACGNJ Java Users Group) in 2001 that remains in continuous operation. Since 2016, Mike has served as a Java community news editor for InfoQ where his contributions include monthly news items, technical writing and technical reviews. He currently serves as lead Java editor. He has presented at numerous conferences and Java Users Groups over the years. More recently, Mike has contributed to open source projects and has been elected to serve as a committer to the Jakarta NoSQL and Jakarta Data specifications. He also participates on the leadership council of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. Mike is a member of Toastmasters International and has recently achieved his Advanced Communicator Silver certificate. He is also an avid cyclist and former marathon runner. Mike resides in Flemington, New Jersey with his wife, Rowena, where they spend quality time cycling/running and traveling primarily to New Orleans, LA and Newport, RI.