Arun Gupta is a Principal Open Source Technologist at Amazon Web Services. He has built and led developer communities for 12+ years at Sun, Oracle, Red Hat and Couchbase. He has deep expertise in leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute strategy, planning and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and programs. Prior to that he led engineering teams at Sun and is a founding member of the Java EE team.
He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for four years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. A prolific blogger, author of several books, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Docker Captain, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.
Arun Gupta is a founding member of Devoxx4Kids USA. As a chair of the board, he oversees the operation of this nonprofit organization and ensures it stays true to its mission of igniting STEAM spark among kids. After completing a master’s in computer science, he moved to the United States many years ago and enjoys the beautiful California weather with his lovely wife and two boys. During the day, he works as Vice President, Developer Advocacy, at Couchbase. He has spent several years building and coaching middleware applications at Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat. Arun has extensive speaking experience in ~40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, and a Docker Captain, 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.
Arun Gupta is a founding member of Devoxx4Kids USA. As a chair of the board, he oversees the operation of this nonprofit organization and ensures it stays true to its mission of igniting STEAM spark among kids. Along with his son, he authored Minecraft Modding with Forge book for O’Reilly. Together they also have delivered Minecraft Modding workshops around the world at different events, schools and libraries.
- Core values: Passion, Positive energy, Can-do attitude, Transparency, Honesty
- Body is fairly elastic, stretch and push harder to achieve better. Train your mind and body will adapt!
- Train hard, compete with heart, body will follow!