Java User Group leaders,
I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of the Java Advocacy
Team at Oracle...Jim Grisanzio.
Many of you may remember Jim who helped lead the OpenSolaris
community program at Sun. Since joining Oracle, Jim has been an
important part of many developer-related projects. We're now lucky
enough to have Jim join the Java Team.
A quick background on Jim for those who may not know him:
- In recent years while in Oracle Developer Marketing &
Developer Relations, Jim managed multiple social platforms and
the Oracle Developers YouTube channel. He also edited the
Database Application Developer Newsletter, hosted the Oracle
Groundbreakers Podcast, and produced videos profiling developers
at community events.
- Before Oracle marketing, Jim worked in Solaris engineering
managing FOSS projects, and he was the OpenSolaris community
manager at Sun Microsystems until the acquisition by Oracle.
- Earlier on at Sun, Jim was involved with competitive marketing
and publicity campaigns for all of Sun’s Open Source and Open
Standards projects. He’s managed Linux and OpenSolaris user
groups, presented at universities and conferences, briefed press
and analysts, and run engineering hack-a-thons and developer
- Jim’s background is in technical writing and publications.
He’s written magazine articles and press releases, edited
newsletters, and collaborated with engineers, scientists,
physicians, and veterinarians in industry and academia. He’s
also worked with the global news media while running tech and
biomedical publicity programs for multiple companies and
- Finally, Jim’s foundational experience in managing projects
came from running his own construction company where he first
learned the art, science, and craft of hands-on development.
- Jim's loves include photography, biohacking, and traveling to
places to discover interesting people solving difficult problems
and contributing to Open Source communities.
- He’s based in Japan, but you can easily find him on Twitter at
@jimgris or via your
favorite search engine.
Feel free to welcome Jim by leaving a comment on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sharat_Chander/status/1479181725758410753?s=20
Java Advocacy Team
(Billy Korando, Chad Arimura, David Delabassée, Denys Makogon,
Jim Grisanzio, José Paumard, Nicolai Parlog, Sharat Chander)