Robert Blumen

Show Editor

Robert BlumenRobert Blumen is a software developer with over 20 years of experience in programming, design, architecture, and media. His interests include building systems that scale, high availability, SQL and NoSQL, big data, java programming, messaging, web applications, and devops. Robert is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley. He can be reached at


Charles Anderson

Charles AndersonCharles Anderson is a software developer with over 30 years of experience in operating systems, networking, databases, software engineering, and testing. His experience includes embedded systems, Unix kernel internals, client-server desktop applications, Web applications, and Hadoop applications. He also taught many of these subjects at the university level. Charles has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He can be reached at


Sven Johann

Sven-JohannSven Johann is an urban nomad and software developer at Trifork Amsterdam. He also co-organizes the Amsterdam Microservices Meetup, the GOTO Night in Amsterdam and is a PC member for the GOTO Amsterdam software conference.



Jeff Meyerson

Jeff MeyersonJeff Meyerson finished his University of Texas Computer Science degree in 2013. He has experience as a high-stakes poker player and coach, and currently works as a software engineer. He aspires to work as a record producer. Jeff hosts a podcast, which can be found at, and can be reached through



Johannes Thönes

Johannes ThonesJohannes Thönes is a developer and consultant for ThoughtWorks. He has been working with Web technologies since 2009 and is lucky and young enough to have no experience in waterfall projects. He holds a degree in medical informatics from the University of Heidelberg and the University of Heilbronn. Johannes is interested in agile methodologies, software quality, programming languages and the ethics of software development. He can be reached via


Stefan Tilkov

Stefan TikovStefan Tilkov is a co-founder and principal consultant at innoQ (, a technology consulting company with offices in Germany and Switzerland. He has been involved in the design of large-scale, distributed systems for more than two decades, has authored numerous articles and a book (”REST und HTTP,” German), and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. Stefan can be reached at and spends a lot of time as @stilkov on Twitter.


Eberhard Wolff

Eberhard WolffEberhard Wolff has 15+ years of experience as an architect and consultant. He is a Fellow at innoQ in Germany. As a speaker, he has given talks at international conferences and as an author, he has written more than 100 articles and books e.g. about Microservices. His technological focus is on modern architectures – often involving Cloud, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Microservices or NoSQL. He is @ewolff on Twitter and you can find more information about himat .




Diomidis Spinellis

Diomidis SpinellisDiomidis Spinellis is a professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. Currently, he is serving as the Secretary General responsible for information systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance. His research interests include software engineering, computer security, and programming languages. He has written two books – Code Reading and Code Quality – and is coeditor of Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design. He also writes the regular Tools of the Trade column for IEEE Software. Spinellis is a FreeBSD committer and the developer of UMLGraph and other open source software packages, libraries, and tools. He holds an MEng in software engineering and a PhD in computer science, both from Imperial College London. He is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE and a member of the Usenix Association.


Brian Brannon

Brian BrannonBrian Brannon is lead editor of IEEE Software and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazines and staff multimedia editor for Computer magazine. He coordinates, schedules, and produces podcasts for Software Engineering Radio. His interests include new media, strategic communication, and creative development. He’s a Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist in the US Navy Reserve. Brannon received an MA in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a BA in Print Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. Contact him at



Markus Völter

SE Radio Creator and Editor Emeritus

Markus VoelterMarkus Völter, original founder of SE-Radio, works as an independent consultant and coach for software technology and engineering. He focuses on software architecture, middleware as well as model-driven software development. Markus is the author of several magazine articles, patterns and books and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide. Markus can be reached via


Tobias Kaatz

Tobias KaatzTobias Kaatz works as an Application Architect at CSC in Germany. He is interested in topics around new web technologies and programming paradigms, NoSQL databases, BigData, DSLs and Java. He can be reached on Google+ or at



Michael Kircher

Michael KircherMichael Kircher is a senior manager of DATEV’s software development division in Nuremberg in Germany. Previously he worked for 15 years for Siemens in various technical and leadership roles. With his 25 years of software development experience he is a restless change agent striving for efficient and fun software development. He is a founding member of Software Engineering Radio. In 2010 he started his own little private venture of iPhone and Android development allowing him a holistic view on the software lifecycle.


Martin Lippert

Martin Lippert Martin Lippert works at Pivotal on Eclipse-based developer tooling for the Spring framework, Cloud Foundry, and JavaScript. He co-leads the team that ships the Spring IDE, the Spring Tool Suite, the Groovy/Grails tool suite, the Cloud Foundry Integration for Eclipse, AJDT, AspectJ, Groovy-Eclipse, and co-leads the Eclipse Flux project. His current focus is the next generation of cloud-based developer tooling and how that could be build using modern architectures. Martin is also cofounder of it-agile GmbH, one of the leading agile companies in Germany.

Josh Long

Josh LongJosh Long is the Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. He’s an open-source contributor (to various Spring projects, Activiti, and Vaadin, among others) and enthusiast. He’s a blogger and speaker on application architecture and best practices. Josh is the primary author or coauthor of five books and two video training series on building applications with Spring.



Shopey Mossavar-Rahmani

Shopey Mossavar-Rahmani Shopey Mossavar-Rahmani has been a software engineer since 2002, specializing in Java, software architecture, and mobile application development. He is also interested in agile development, agile coaching and continuous delivery. He is currently working as an independent consultant for one of Sweden’s largest information technology companies. He can be reached via or via email at


Forrest Shull

Forrest ShullDr. Forrest Shull is a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in Maryland (FC-MD), a nonprofit research and tech transfer organization, where he leads the Measurement and Knowledge Management Division. His work has focused on software inspections and the role that human intelligence plays in effective defect detection, as well as how to best evaluate the practical utility of software and systems development practices. He is an associate adjunct professor at the University of Maryland College Park. Contact him at fshull@computer dot org.


Guest Hosts

Neil Maiden

Neil MaidenNeil Maiden is professor of Software Engineering and head of the Centre for HCI Design at City University in London. He has published more than 100 refereed papers on requirements engineering, and was program chair of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering. His current interests include scenario-driven and mobile requirements techniques, and scaling and evaluating the results of requirements research to industrial practice.


Frances Paulisch

Frances PaulishFrances Paulisch drives cross-company initiatives at Siemens related to software. These activities include strategic topics, best practice sharing, reporting, and training. A main focus of her work is empowering cross-functional teams to work together well over the whole development lifecycle. At Siemens she has driven the development of a role-based “Software Curriculum” qualification program which is established as one of the global core learning programs at Siemens. Dr. Paulisch has over 20 years experience in software engineering and management areas. She is also active member of the global software engineering community, playing an active role in various major software conferences such as the International Conference on Software Engineering. She is a past Chair of the Advisory Board of the IEEE Software magazine.