Ben Evans is an author, speaker, architect and educator. He is currently Principal Engineer and Lead Architect for Instrumentation at New Relic. Previously, he co-founded jClarity, an application performance startup (acquired by Microsoft) and before that was Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank. Ben served for 6 years on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define standards for the Java ecosystem. He is a Java Champion, 3-time JavaOne Rockstar Speaker and the Java/JVM Track Lead at InfoQ.
Ben is author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer", "Java: The Legend", "Optimizing Java" and the new editions of "Java in a Nutshell". He is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, security, performance and concurrency at conferences all over the world (pandemic permitting).