Gavin King, Hibernate
Gavin King is the founder of the Hibernate project, the leading persistence solution for Java, and the creator of Seam, an application framework for Java EE 5. He leads JSR-299 (Web Beans) and was an active member of the JSR-220 (EJB 3.0) and JSR-250 (Common Annotations) expert groups, where he contributed heavily to the design of EJB 3.0 and JPA.
With Christian Bauer, he was author of Hibernate in Action and Java Persistence With Hibernate. Gavin works for JBoss, Inc, leading the Hibernate, Seam and EJB 3.0 projects, and providing services to JBoss customers. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, and Atlanta, Georgia.