Director, Java SE Product Management
Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for 20+ years, for firms such as Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Or- acle. His background and technical specialty is in Java develop- ment tools, graphics design, and product/community manage- ment. Chander has been actively involved in the Java Community for 15 years, helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. At Oracle, as the director of Java devel- oper relations, Chander serves as the JavaOne conference con- tent chairperson, a role he’s served since 2009, where he drives the technical content strategy and Java community involvement in the conference. He is a frequent keynote speaker and partic- ipant in developer programs worldwide. Chander holds a BS incorporate finance from the University of Maryland and an MBAin international business from Loyola College, Maryland. You
can find Chander at multiple global developer events and Javacommunity engagements. When not growing visibility for Java, he follows his other passion for baseball, actively coaching his 10-year-old son’s Little League team and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles.