Liferay Symposium

Speaker Highlight

Brian Chan Chief Software Architect & Founder Liferay, Inc. Brian Chan, Chief Software Architect and founder, created Liferay Portal in 2000 to provide non-profit organizations with an open source solution to facilitate collaboration on the Internet. He has since steered Liferay to become a worldwide leader in innovative open source enterprise solutions. With a strong foundation in software architecture and economics, Brian has solidified open source as a viable and high performance option for the enterprise with business benefits beyond cost savings. His expertise in portal architecture and design has garnered him a seat on the JSR-286 portlet specification committee. Brian holds a dual B.S. degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Chicago. He is also a sought after speaker at major industry events such as JavaOne, JAX Asia and Europe and his thought leadership has gained him seats on the JSR-286 and JSF-314 specification committees. View Bio
Bryan Cheung Chief Executive Officer & Founder Liferay, Inc. Bryan Cheung steers the company's strategic direction and worldwide business development efforts as one of the founders serving with the company since its inception in 2004. Drawing on his technical experience, understanding of customer needs, and a passion for end users, Bryan leads Liferay in meeting its commitment to deliver focused and effective business solutions to its customers and its community. Bryan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science, and is a sought-after keynote speaker at major IT and open source industry events. View Bio
James Falkner Community Manager Liferay, Inc. James Falkner oversees the 100,000-strong open source Liferay Community. In this role, James provides information, education, and leadership development, while constantly encouraging participation and growth of the community. James has over 14 years of experience in technology, and he blends his strong technical background with a passion for open source. James has been involved with enterprise web development and the Liferay Community since 2008. Prior to joining Liferay, James led development of several key technologies in Oracle's Web Center stack, including its collaboration and social networking services. James is also an alumnus of Sun Microsystems, where he was the principal architect for Sun's portal technologies and participated in several open source projects such as OpenPortal, GlassFish, and Community Equity. James holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. View Bio
James Min Senior Consultant and Sales Engineer Liferay, Inc. James Min has been a software engineer, senior consultant, and sales engineer at Liferay, Inc. since joining the Liferay team in 2006. His work includes strategy development, business process analysis, advanced developer training, specialized engineering projects & POCs, architecture reviews, deployment & integration strategies, and performance tuning & scaling consultation. Having worked with every major release of Liferay from v3.2 and up, he comes with a deep knowledge of the Liferay Portal product in addition to strong systems engineering skills within a portal environment. James has worked in the hi-tech industry for over 16 years, and prior to joining Liferay specialized in Forte distributed enterprise web applications at Sun Microsystems for their numerous enterprise customers, with particular emphasis in the financial risk management and entertainment industry spaces. James is currently based out of the Liferay Los Angeles HQ, and has also worked for Liferay out of New York City and the Frankfurt-Germany office. He holds a bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley. View Bio
Jorge Ferrer VP of Engineering Liferay, Inc. Jorge is VP of Engineering and Software Architect of Liferay Portal. He brings the technology closer to our users and learns from the needs of our clients with the goal of making products that are adapted to their needs. Jorge enjoys integrating technology with users because he believes that it is not only possible, but also a responsibility to use the technology to add value to our society. Jorge holds a Telecommunications Engineering Degree with a Masters in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. View Bio
Mike Su Head of Product Upworthy Mike is currently Head of Product at Upworthy, where he helps set the product vision and strategy for what is widely considered the fastest growing media site ever. Prior to Upworthy, Mike was Co-founder and CEO of mobile gaming studio Massive Joe Studios and Deep Fried Manna which he founded with Emmy award winning artist and producer Jeff Matsuda. MJS was backed by 500 Startups and screenwriter John August. Before founding Massive Joe Studios, Mike was VP of Product and Games at Break Media, helping to grow Break into a top 30 web property, and establishing a 50 person game development studio in Shanghai. Mike has also done program management at Symantec, and done digital consulting at Diginexus and Razorfish. Mike graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science and is a die hard Eagles and 76ers fan. View Bio
Nathan Cavanaugh Director of User Interface Engineering Liferay, Inc. Nate Cavanaugh is the Director of User Interface Engineering for Liferay, in which he helps guide not only the interface for end user products, but also the interface for different development methodologies. Nate currently heads up Liferay's latest UI project, AlloyUI. He has a passion to help users at different levels to be more productive and get work done. He loves to create, whether it be beautiful interfaces, a piece of art, or just a small essay. He tends to be hyperbolic, and loves a good debate. View Bio
Raymond Augé Senior Software Architect Liferay, Inc. Raymond Augé is a Senior Software Architect focused on feature development and innovation. Since joining Liferay in 2005, his goal has been to increase ease of development without compromising creativity. Recently, he has prototyped and placed into production, a remote publishing, workflow-driven staging implementation complete with in-context preview, page versionning, website branching and rapid data modeling for application development. He has driven numerous improvements in areas such as permissionning, dynamic data models and meta-data support, WCM, and Import/Export. He leads the charge for upcoming implementations of wRAD in Liferay. Raymond holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Laurentian University. View Bio

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