, 2021 ·

Speakers

Mark Thomas

Staff Engineer, VMware

I have been an Apache Tomcat committer since November 2003. I initially worked on Tomcat in my free time but since August 2008 I have been employed by SpringSource (now part of VMware) to work on Apache Tomcat. I spend most of my time working on Tomcat but I also work on tc Server, VMware's Servlet & JSP container based on Apache Tomcat.

I am the release manager for Apache Tomcat 10.0 and 10.1 where I try to release a new version every month or so. I am currently focused on Tomcat 10.1 development which will support Jakarta EE 10. I am a committer for Eclipse Servlet, Server Pages, Expression Language and WebSocket where I am working on evolving the specifications for Jakarta EE 10.

Elsewhere at the ASF, I am a member of the ASF security and infrastructure teams and I am also on the Commons PMC where I focus on Commons Pool and DBCP.

I am a member of the ASF and served as a Director from 2016 to 2019. I have held the position of VP, Brand Management since February 2018.