Ben Evans


Ben Evans is an author, speaker, consultant & educator. His career highlights to date include: Co-founding jClarity, a startup that delivers performance tools & services to help development & ops teams; Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank; Performance testing the Google IPO; building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood’s biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK’s very first true e-commerce websites and building microsecond-level low-latency trading systems.

He helps to run the London Java Community, and represents the user community as a voting member on Java’s governing body - the JCP Executive Committee. He is a Java Champion & 3-time JavaOne Rock Star Speaker. Ben is author of 4 books - “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”, the 6th edition of “Java in a Nutshell”, “Java: The Legend” and the forthcoming “Optimizing Java”. He writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide.

The Future of Java

(Together with Martijn Verburg)

Java isn’t dead, it’s just been sleeping! Look at its lovely new plumage! There’s been much debate in the last year on the future of the Java language, many doom mongers have stated that Java as a language and as a platform is in decline and will no longer be relevant in the all too near future.

This talk debunks those naysayers and covers the exciting new world of a modern Java developer and how she can utilise the language and platform extensions to deliver awesome solutions.

Modern Java Concurrency

A very unique take on Java concurrency and modern development