Jason Hunter is Principal
Technologist with Mark Logic, specializing in large-scale XML content
manipulation using XQuery. He's probably best known as the author
Servlet Programming and co-author of Java
Enterprise Best Practices (both from O'Reilly Media). He's
also an Apache Member and as Apache's representative to the Java Community
Process Executive Committee he established a landmark agreement allowing
open source Java. He's publisher of Servlets.com and XQuery.com,
an original contributer to Apache Tomcat (and Apache Ant committer),
the creator of the com.oreilly.servlet library,
and a member of the expert groups responsible for Servlet, JSP, JAXP,
and XQJ API development, and he was recently appointed a Sun Java
Champion. He co-created the open source JDOM
library to enable optimized Java and XML integration. Jason has
extensive experience as a professional trainer and public speaker.
His largest audience was 15,000 at JavaOne (below). In 2003, he received
the Oracle Magazine Author
of the Year award.
Jason previously worked as Senior Technologist with CollabNet,
a company that provides tools and services for open source style
collaboration. Before CollabNet he held the position of Chief Technology
Officer at K&A Software, a company specializing in Java training
and consulting, where he acted as hired gun Java guru for dozens
of companies including Sun Microsystems. He started his career at
Silicon Graphics where he was responsible for developing (and breaking)
all sorts of Web technologies.
Sun CEO Scott McNealy, Jason Hunter, and Sun VP
Rob Gingell at the JavaOne Conference Keynote, March 2002; Play
Jason graduated summa cum laude from Willamette University (Salem,
Oregon) in 1995 with a degree in computer science. He received Willamette's
Young Alumni Leadership Award in 2005.
Jason began programming in Java in the summer of 1995 and has been
involved with servlets and related server-side technologies since
December 1996 -- and XQuery since May 2002. If by some miracle you
don't find him at work, he's probably out hiking in the mountains.