Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2023


Simon Ritter

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Simon Ritter is Deputy CTO at Azul.

Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.

Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology; he has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java.

Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul’s JVM technologies and products. Simon has been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion.

He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Expert Group of JSR 379, Java SE 9.


Title Day Room Track Start End
After Nearly 30 Years, How Is Java So Popular? Sunday H.1302 (Depage) Friends of OpenJDK 09:05 09:25