Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, avid runner, author of a best-selling book, globe trotter, a community guy, Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, JUG Leader, Minecraft Modder, Devoxx4Kids-er, and a Red Hatter.
Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat and focuses on JBoss Middleware. As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs at blogs.oracle.com/arungupta on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products at blog.arungupta.me. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. He also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the USA and continues to promoting technology education amongst kids. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, JUG leader, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.
Arun has been running since an early age of 6 but was mostly confined to single digit distances. After a neighbor talked him into his first half-marathon about 7 years ago, Arun has completed several marathons since then. Arun is a globe trotter and always carry running shoes with him. Running is his passion and all other cross-training is a means to be a better runner. He loves spending time with his two young boys and his beautiful wife. He is a technical community builder, speaker at world wide conferences, and loved by the Java community. He is a prolific blogger at http://blog.arungupta.me with thousands of page views every day. You can catch him at @arungupta.