About the speaker
Mary is a Senior Developer Advocate at IBM with the Liberty/Websphere team, focusing on Open Liberty, Microprofile, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Java, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She considers herself a polyglot and loves to continue learning new and better ways to solve real-life problems. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job and is currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG), as well as a co-organizer for several IBM-sponsored meetup groups in the Greater Chicago area.