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Did you ever read or hear about people who get paid to write open source software and wish you had that dream job? Did you ever look at an open source product and wonder how it was built in such a short time and with such high quality? Did you ever wonder how you and your company could get into open source development? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions, then this session is for you. Jeff Genender is an open source software enthusiast who took his passion for open source and became a contributor on several well-known open source projects, which finally landed him several positions that actually paid him to work on this passion. In this session you learn about: * Contributing and learning “The OpenSource Way” (tm); *The development process and tools sets commonly used in open source, as well as how to leverage a remote development model effectively; *How to get involved with the open source methodology and change the way your company develops software; *How to be a good citizen in the open source community – and maybe even get paid to contribute to open source!
Jeff Genender is a Java Champion and Java Open Source consultant specializing in SOA and enterprise service implementations. He is the author of Professional Apache Tomcat 6, Professional Apache Geronimo, and Enterprise Java Servlets as well as an Apache member and committer on several open source projects including ServiceMix, CXF, Geronimo, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, and Mina. Jeff serves on the JSR-316 Java EE6 expert group committee. He is a frequent speaker at such events as TheServerSide Symposium, Jfokus, JavaZone, and numerous Java User Groups on topics pertaining to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). He is the author of Professional Apache Tomcat 6, Professional Apache Geronimo, and Enterprise Java Servlets as well as an Apache member and committer on several open source projects including ServiceMix, CXF, Geronimo, OpenEJB, ServiceMix, Mina, and Open Terracotta. Jeff serves on the JSR-316 Java EE6 expert group committee. Jeff is an open source evangelist and has successfully brought open source development efforts, initiatives, and success stories into a number of Global 2000 companies, saving these organizations millions in licensing costs. Jeff is also a cast member of the popular pod cast Basement Coders ( www.basementcoders.com )