Otávio Santana (@otaviojava) is a developer and enthusiast of open source. He is an evangelist and practitioner of agile philosophy and polyglot development in Brazil. Santana is a JUG leader of JavaBahia and SouJava, and a strong supporter of Java communities in Brazil, where he also leads the BrasilJUGs initiative to incorporate Brazilian JUGs into joint activities. He is a cocreator and is also responsible for the Linguagil Group, merger of Java, Ruby, Python, and Agile groups that promotes agility across language-focused communities.
In the open source world, Santana is a developer in OpenJDK and a creator of Easy-Cassandra. He has also helped in JBoss Weld, Hibernate, Apache Commons, and other open-source projects. He is a very active speaker in Brazil, participating in the largest Java events in the country. As an international speaker, Santana has presented at JavaOne and on Cassandra tour events. He is also a writer and has produced many articles and even a book on JVM Internals.
Otávio Santana personifies “make the future Java,” working on several Java Specification Requests (JSRs) as a Java expert team member and he is an Executive Committee Members on JCP. Santana was nominated and won the JCP's Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant of the Year award and Java Champion for his very active role in several JSRs and OpenJDK.