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Dan Allen

Dan is an open source advocate, community catalyst, author and speaker. He's proud to have the opportunity to pursue his passions as a Red Hat employee. In his role as Principal Software Engineer, he serves as the Arquillian community manager and uses that experience to help a variety of open source projects become wildly successful. He also contributes to several open source projects, including Arquillian, ShrinkWrap, JBoss Forge and Apache DeltaSpike and participates in the JCP on behalf of Red Hat.

Dan is the author of Seam in Action (Manning, 2008) and has written articles for IBM developerWorks, NFJS magazine, Java Tech Journal and JAXenter. He's an internationally recognized speaker, has presented at major software conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, UberConf, RWX, JAX and Jazoon and has been recognized as a JavaOne Rock Star, JBossWorld Top Presenter and JAX Hall of Fame speaker.

After a long conference day, you'll likely find Dan enjoying geeking out with fellow community members over a Trappist beer. You can keep up with Dan's activity by following him on Twitter (@mojavelinux) or Google+ (


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