Sharat Chander - Senior Director, Java Product Management

Sharat Chander has worked in the IT industry for 20 years for firms including Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle. His background and technical specialty is in Java development tools, graphics design, and product/community management. Chander has been actively involved in the Java community for 15 years, helping drive greater Java awareness, acceptance, adoption, and advocacy. As Oracle’s director of Java developer relations, Chander serves as the JavaOne conference content chairperson, driving the technical content strategy and Java community involvement in the conference. He is a frequent keynote speaker and participant in developer programs worldwide. Chander holds a BS in corporate finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in international business from Loyola College, Maryland. You can often find Chander at global developer events and Java community engagements. When not growing visibility for Java, he follows his passion for baseball, actively coaching his 10-year-old son’s Little League team and fanatically following his hometown Baltimore Orioles.