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JBoss Heroes is a selected group of community members who are passionate advocate of JBoss technologies under a program sponsored by Red Hat. JBoss Heroes use a variety of JBoss technologies and actively share their deep technical expertise about it in the community, within their company and their customers or partners. This could be done in forums, blogs, screencasts, tweets, conferences, social media, whitepapers, articles, books, and other means.

Who is a JBoss Hero?

JBoss Heroes areas of contributions include, but not limited to:

  • Senior developers, architects, consultants, academia who are using and promoting JBoss technologies

  • Blogs and webinars

  • Publish articles on, InfoQ, DZone, etc.

  • Engaging in JBoss conversations in social media

  • Talks at conferences and local JUGs/JBUGs

  • Implemented real-world projects using JBoss technologies

  • Actively answering questions in JBoss forums/StackOverflow

  • Authored a book on JBoss topic

  • Lead a JBoss User Group

  • Mentoring other community members and grooming heroes

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Not a government employee

  • Not a Red Hat employee

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Meet The Heroes

  • John Ament

    John Ament

    Enterprise Architect focused on test automaton, environment automation. Love Java and Java EE - even when its in a plain SE container. My day job has me implementing cloud applications on top WildFly out on AWS, working with RDS (MySQL), Cassandra. Contributor on the CDI spec, JCP member. PMC with Apache DeltaSpike, a suite of CDI Extensions and successor to the JBoss Seam3 project. Former member of the JMS 2.0 expert group. Member of Apache Usergrid (incubating), the BaaS that you run.

  • Paris Apostolopoulos

    Paris Apostolopoulos

    Senior software engineer focused on the Java ecosystem. Great supporter and believer of the JavaEE spec, agile development and code quality. Long term supporter of JBoss / RedHat solutions. Spent a significant amount of time focusing around BPMN and implementation of Business Processes and BPM as a practise (JBPM). Font of Agile Software methodologies that leverage the role of the developer in the team/project. Supporter of clean code and proper documentation practices. An open source frameworks believer. I believe in simplicity on software design. My day to day principle is ‘ code so that the next after you, expands on your work and not deletes it’. Awarded the Java Champion title in (2007) for my contribution to the community as a JUG leader of the first JUG in Greece, Java Hellenic User Group -

  • Adam Bien

    Adam Bien

    Consultant and author Adam Bien is an Expert Group member for the Java EE 6 and 7, EJB 3.X, JAX-RS, and JPA 2.X JSRs. He has worked with Java technology since JDK 1.0 and with Servlets/EJB 1.0 and is now an architect and developer for Java SE and Java EE projects. He has edited several books about JavaFX, J2EE, and Java EE, and he is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns—Rethinking Best Practices and Real World Java EE Night Hacks—Dissecting the Business Tier. Adam is also a Java Champion, Top Java Ambassador 2012, and JavaOne 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Rock Star. Adam occasionally organizes Java EE workshops at Munich’s airport (

  • Antonio Goncalves

    Antonio Goncalves

    Antonio is a senior developer specialized in Java/Java EE. As a consultant he advises customers and helps them in defining and developing their software architecture. This Java Champion is also the founder of the very successful Paris JUG, Devoxx France and an independent JCP member on various JSRs (Java EE 6, Java EE 7, Java EE 8 and CDI 2.0). Based on his Java EE experiences, he has written three books covering Java EE 5, Java EE6 and recently Java EE 7. He also likes to talk at international conferences, as well as local Java User Groups.

  • Alexis Hassler

    Alexis Hassler

    I'm a software developer, specialized in Java and Java EE. My business is to code for other companies or help them to improve the way they develop and deploy Java applications. I'm using JBoss since version 2.0, in the beginning of this century. Now, I'm trying to share my knowledge of WildFly with french speaking users. I've talked on it in some conferences or JUGs, and I'm writing articles my wiki. I'm a co-leader of LyonJUG ( and help to organize Mix-IT (, an annual conference in Lyon.

  • Bartosz Majsak

    Bartosz Majsak

    Software Developer by day, Open Source Junkie by night, Conference Speaker by passion, Geek by nature. Arquillian team member and the lead for two modules; Persistence Extension (makes writing database-oriented tests easier) and Spock Test Runner (gives your Arquillian tests some BDD and Groovy love). Proud JBoss Community Recognition award recipient for both 2012 and 2013. One thing that perhaps proves he is not a total geek is his addiction to alpine skiing.

  • Francesco Marchioni

    Francesco Marchioni

    Started working as Software Programmer (1994-2000) at Cid Software Studio in Napoli on programming languages like COBOL, DBIII, VBasic and Java Standard Edition. In 2000, engaged in 'Last Minute tour' as Senior Java Developer. First project using Java Enterprise Technology on running on Bea Weblogic. First attempt to run the Portal on JBoss 2.X - 3.X. Employed as Senior Developer and Middleware Architect (2002-2014) at Pride part of Ericsson Group. Subject Matter Expert on Java Middleware solutions. Develop Migration path from Oracle Weblogic/IBM Websphere to JBoss EAP. Solve technical issues. Pre-sales technical support for partners. Provide Media/Documentation to our customers/employees. Trainer on Java Enterprise Middleware products. As of 2015 I'm a Red Hat Consultant (2015) and Trainer on JBoss EAP 6 and related products and Java EE 6/7 technology.

  • Mariano Nicolas De Maio

    Mariano Nicolas De Maio

    I'm a Drools and jBPM trainer and committer from Argentina with 11 years of experience working with Java and open source technologies. I've collaborated with a few addons to jBPM core project, have written a jBPM6 Developer Guide and am currently working on a Drools devguide. I've participated a few times on the JBoss Community Awards.

  • Jaikiran Pai

    Jaikiran Pai

    Member of JBoss community since 2005. For the initial few months, I used to just hang around in the forums watching the JBoss developers and other helpful users, answer questions and help out others with all things JBoss (mostly the application server). Then I started participating actively and answering to posts and that has continued till date. In 2008, I joined the Red Hat team to be part of the core JBoss application server (now known as WildFly) development team. After 5 wonderful years at Red Hat, in 2013, I moved on and joined a startup which I'm currently part of. I still participate in the JBoss forums and hope to continue doing that.

  • Guillaume Scheibel

    Guillaume Scheibel

    Currently working as software engineer for Expedia. I have / had my hands on open source projects like HIbernate OGM or Asciidoctor.

  • Geert Schuring

    Geert Schuring

    Geert has been programming Java for the past 10 years. He has a strong passion for data flows and storage and is an expert in application integration with JBoss Fuse ESB. He also recognizes the importance of standards and likes to use Java EE with open source Application servers like Wildfly, TomEE and Glassfish.

  • Antonin Stefanutti

    Antonin Stefanutti

    Antonin has been working in the software industry for several years building high traffic Web sites and Java enterprise applications for the French government and financial institutions. He is passionate about the Java open source ecosystem and loves contributing to it. He is currently working as a software engineer for Murex, one of France’s largest software houses.