People @ Gluon
Gluon is an international organization founded and managed by industry-recognised experts. The management team at Gluon brings together expertize in software engineering, as well as business development and marketing. Gluon hires the best people, regardless of their location in the world. Our founders and leadership team is no exception.
Co-founder & CTO, Cloud Products
Johan started to work with Java in 1995, and was a core developer of the team responsible for porting Java to Linux, where today this functionality is just taken for granted – of course Java runs on Linux! Johan is the lead author of Pro JavaFX 8, and is very active in the open source community. He is the founder and driving force behind JavaFXPorts, which forms the bottom layer of Gluon Mobile, where he coordinates the ports of JavaFX to mobile platforms. Johan has been working on end-to-end Java projects, combining the world of small (mobile and embedded) with the enterprise world. Johan is a Java Champion, JavaOne Rockstar, and a frequent speaker at Java Conferences (including JavaOne and Devoxx).
Co-founder & CTO, Client Products
Eugene is a software architect with extensive experience in Java and Scala programming. He has worked on numerous software projects since graduating from Kaunas Technology University in 1990. Eugene is a big proponent of the importance of UX/UI design, with many years of experience in this area, which he brings to Gluon to drive Gluon Mobile. Outside of his work commitments, Eugene works on multiple open source projects, one of which is ControlsFX, which is the de-facto JavaFX custom control library.
Co-founder & Software Engineer
Joeri is a hugely experienced Java developer, who started in the industry working on embedded systems. More recently he has been deeply involved in Java enterprise systems, combining Java EE installations with various data persistence and search solutions. His main expertise is in creating secure communications solutions that are used to synchronize data between clients and servers. Joeri brings this deep knowledge to Gluon CloudLink. In addition to this, Joeri drives much of the development of the Gluon Mobile tooling.
Co-founder & Software Engineer
Erwin is an end-to-end Java developer, with appreciation for the full stack – he has developed embedded software through to Java enterprise software. He has strong expertise in integrating enterprise components, including social media networks. He has led a number of high-volume projects that required load-balancing and fail-over support, running on Java enterprise technologies. This knowledge guides many of the systems offered as part of Gluon CloudLink.
Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in client-side Java and API design. He has worked on Java client since 2006, and more recently been the technical lead on development of JavaFX, for UI controls and Scenegraph. These areas are critical to what is used in Gluon Mobile. On top of this, Jonathan has his finger on the pulse of Java client – he is the maintainer of the FX Experience website, which has been publishing weekly links, news, interviews, and advice since 2009.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Engineering Honours undergraduate degree (majoring in Software Engineering) from Massey University in New Zealand, and subsequently followed that up with a Masters of Science in Computer Science. He is a highly-skilled Java developer, with a keen interest in API design and user interface / user experience design. Outside of his work, he leads a number of open source projects, most notably ControlsFX and Scenic View, and is an advisory board member to the Massey University School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.