Edwin Derks is a Developer Advocate from the Netherlands, sharing his passion and knowledge about the Java ecosystem, cloud driven development and serverless architecture. He is often busy sharing knowledge at schools, meetups and conferences. His career started in 2007 as a Java developer after graduating at Fontys Hogescholen in Eindhoven, NL. He stayed at the company where he did his graduation project, first developing a Java Swing GUI for financial middleware. After that he also developed financial middleware with Java EE and acted as a service desk lead. In the meantime he focussed on certification and growing in his passion for software architecture. In 2015 he started working as an IT consultant at Ordina JTech to explore a larger variety of projects. In this position, he developed applications for Rabobank in the area of insurances and mortgages before being dispatched as Solutions Architect and later Enterprise Architect at Malmberg. In these latter positions, he has lead development teams to deliver digital educational content for the Dutch educational system. Next to programming, he is also honing his skills as a conference speaker and article writer. In his spare time he likes visiting concerts, doing fitness and is a member of the Eclipse MicroProfile and Jakarta EE communities.