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Otavio Santana

Profile page created Jul 01, 2015

Java Champion, Software Engineer, Architect, and Open Source
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Empowering staff-plus engineers to deliver highly scalable software on the cloud, so they can become influential in their companies and in the market, and move their technical careers to the next level. Otavio is a passionate architect and software engineer focused on cloud and Java technologies. He has deep expertise in polyglot persistence, and high-performance applications in the areas of finance, social media, and e-commerce. As an open-source contributor, Otavio is directly involved in the Java world as an expert leader in several specifications both at the Java Community Process (JCP) and at the Eclipse Foundation. His work on the Apache and Eclipse Foundations helps projects such as MicroProfile and Jakarta EE to flourish. As a NoSQL expert, Otávio works with many databases and their APIs, including the Jakarta NoSQL specification. Otávio is also the representative of SouJava, the Brazilian Java Users Society, on the boards of the JCP and Jakarta EE, where he helps the direction and objectives of the Java platform since Java 8. Otávio is a JUG leader, instructor, and mentor. Focusing on helping developers grow their careers, Otávio has authored articles and books about software architecture, Java, good practices, software engineering, software design, and the cloud. As a global speaker, he has presented at the most significant international conferences such as JavaOne, TDC, and Devoxx. He volunteers and helps organize several Java User Groups and meetups around the globe. Otavio is recognized for his Open Source contributions and has received many awards, such as the all JCP Awards categories (Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant, Most Significant JSR, JCP Member/Participant, JCP Spec Lead/JSR), the Duke’s Choice Award, to name a few. Otávio is also a distinguished member of the Java Champions and Oracle ACE programs. Otávio loves history, economy, traveling, and both programming and real-world languages. He speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, and is fluent in dad jokes.