The Java Posse (about)
Serving the Java Community since 2005
Tor Norbye (Google), Carl Quinn (Netflix), Dick Wall (Escalate), Chet Haase (Google)
Hi Posse Listeners. I just got through setting up the Java Posse google group. You can get it at:

http://groups.google.com/group/javaposse

Anyone can read the posts there, but only members can post (this is hopefully to cut down spam posting). It is unmoderated but if we end up with a lot of spam we might start moderating first posts (I don't think any of us want this to turn into a Chinese links spam distribution medium).

Enjoy, and I hope this group gets some traffic. We will, of course, be reading it and joining in.
Category:about -- posted at: 4:12 PM

Since folks have been asking... The Java Posse is a group of four veteran Java software architects that know eachother well, love to talk about Java technology (and technology in general), and happen to have a bad habit of recording audio stuff and publishing it on the web.

The Java Posse was incepted by Dick Wall (New Energy Associates) as a follow-on the the short-lived JavaCast podcast. He rounded up Tor Norbye (Sun Microsystems) and Carl Quinn (Google) to start things off as a trio. Around episode 25, the Java Posse grew by 33 1/3% adding a fourth member, Joe Nuxoll (Apple). Tor, Carl, and Joe worked together at Sun Microsystems for a while with Dick being a major customer at the time - thus they all shared a common context. Carl and Joe overlapped for many years before at Borland in the beginning years of Java.

The Java Posse members are now all spread out in the software industry and have many different viewpoints on different aspects of Java technology. It makes for fun conversation at times! They also wear really large hats, which is the real reason that folks listen.

Category:about -- posted at: 1:27 AM

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