Sharat Chander

Sharat Chander is senior director of Java product management and developer affairs at Oracle, and he has been the content lead for the JavaOne conference for eight consecutive years. Prior to this, he worked for Bell Atlantic, Verizon, and Sun Microsystems. He is a technical expert in Java development tools, graphic design, and product/community management. For 18 years, he hAS been actively involved in Java community affairs and IS committed to improving the global reach of Java. He is also a very active developer instructor around the world, and he is seen at major developer events and Java community events. In advocating Java, he also loves baseball and enthusiastically follows his hometown Baltimore Orioles. Sharat Chander holds a BA in Corporate Finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in International Business from the Loyola College in Maryland.