Arun Gupta is the vice president of developer advocacy at Couchbase. He has built and led developer communities for 10+ years at Sun, Oracle, and Red Hat. 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.

Gupta has authored more than 2,000 blog posts on technology. He has extensive speaking experience in more than 40 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rock Star for three years in a row. Gupta also founded the Devoxx4Kids chapter in the US and continues to promote technology education among children. An author of several books on technology, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, a JUG leader, NetBeans Dream Team member, and a Docker Captain, he is easily accessible at @arungupta.

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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.

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Favorite Quotes

  • 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!
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  1. Hi Arun!

    I found your blog about Java and couldn’t resist reaching out toy out and asking if you’d be open to opportunities with Siri team at Apple?

    We’re very much interested in brilliant Java engineers, that want to work on a consumer product like Siri.

    Send me an email, and let’s set-up a time chat: lphung@apple.com

    Thanks for your time, and looking forward to, hopefully, hear from you!

    -Long Phung
    Software Recruiter
    Siri Engineering @Apple

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