Shay Banon, Gigaspaces
Shay is the founder of the Compass open source project, a unique solution enabling search capabilities into any application model. He started working on mission critical real time C/C++ systems, later moving to Java (and never looked back).
Within the Java world, Shay has worked on a propriety implementation of a distributed rule engine (RETE) server, your typical Java based web projects, and messaging based projects within the financial industry. Shay is a System Architect at GigaSpaces.