Shaun Smith is an active member of the open source Eclipse community and Senior Principal Product Manager for Oracle TopLink. He's Ecosystem Development Lead for the EclipseLink project and a committer on a number of other Eclipse projects. Prior to joining Oracle, Shaun was a consultant in specializing in enterprise application architecture and agile software development. He's been involved with object persistence since 1996 starting with TopLink for Smalltalk and it's successor TopLink for Java. He's currently working on EclipseLink NoSQL which provides Java persistence for non-relational databases, EclipseLink JPA-RS which leverages EclipseLink JPA and MOXy (JAXB and JSON binding) to accelerate the development of data services for HTML5 applications, and Oracle TopLink Grid which supports the scaling out of EclipseLink JPA applications using Oracle Coherence.
Shaun's an experience speaker having presented around the world on Java EE and JPA at user groups and conferences including JavaOne (US/India/Japan), Oracle Open World (US/Latin America/Japan), Devoxx, JAX (US/UK/Germany/Asia), QCON (US/UK), EclipseCon (US/Europe), and the Great Indian Developer Summit.