Sharat Chander

Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for 20 years for firms including Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. His background and technical specialty is in Java development tools, graphics design, and product/community management. Sharat has been actively involved in the Java community for 19 years in helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. As Oracle’s director of Java Product Management and Developer Engagement, Sharat has led advocacy efforts that have improved and increased community participation and enterprise usage of Java. He is a frequent keynote speaker and participant in developer programs worldwide. Sharat holds a BS in corporate finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in international business from Loyola College, Maryland. You can often find Sharat at global developer events and Java community engagements. When not growing visibility for Java, he follows his passion for baseball, actively coaching Little League baseball teams and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles. You can find Sharat at multiple global developer events, as well as follow him on Twitter: @Sharat_Chander