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Ben Evans is an author, entrepreneur, consultant and educator. His career highlights to date include: Co-founding jClarity, a performance startup, Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank, Performance testing the Google IPO, consulting CTO to several startups, initial UK trials of 3G networks with BT, building award-winning websites for some of Hollywood's biggest hits of the 90s, developing some of the UK’s very first true e-commerce websites, building multibillion dollar low-latency trading systems and designing technology to help some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.

Ben helps to run the London Java Community, and represented the user community as a voting member on Java’s governing body - the JCP Executive Committee for 6 years. He is a Java Champion & 3-time JavaOne Rock Star Speaker.

Ben is an accomplished author, he has written 6 books, including multiple editions of "Java in a Nutshell", published by O'Reilly.

He is the track lead (commissioning editor) for Java / JVM at InfoQ, writes regularly for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide. Ben was born and raised in Cornwall, and holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Before joining the tech industry Ben was a researcher in theoretical physics, working on theories which are now being tested at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Read Ben's Post on the Skills Matter Blog:

Key Reasons To Adopt Java 11

Ben Evans — Java expert, educator, and author — looks back at 2018

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