Gary Sevitsky, Performance Researcher at IBM, Authority on Bloat
Gary Sevitsky is a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, part of a group working to understand and improve the performance of large Java systems. The group has developed Java memory and performance analysis tools that are used widely on IBM product and customer code. They have worked with dozens of product and services teams over the past ten years resolving critical memory and performance problems, and have been mining these experiences to raise awareness of the ways that large Java applications can waste resources. Gary runs a Java memory camp with IBM development groups, has been presenting a similar tutorial at various conferences, and has given numerous talks chronicling the inefficiencies in large Java systems.