Mauricio Salatino (a.k.a. Salaboy) has been an active part of the Java and open source software community for more than eight years. He got heavily involved in the JBoss jBPM and Drools projects as a community contributor five years ago. After publishing his first book about jBPM for Packt Publishing, he was recognized as a valuable member of both projects at the JBoss Community Awards 2011.
During the last three years, Mauricio has being teaching and consulting on jBPM and Drools in America and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded Plugtree (www.plugtree.com), which is a company that provides consultancy and training around the world. Since then, he has participated in international conferences such as Java One, Rules Fest, Jazoon, JBoss In Bossa, and RuleML, as the main speaker. He is now a Drools and jBPM Senior Software Developer at Red Hat / JBoss, fully dedicated to moving these projects forward.
Mauricio is now based in London. In his free time, he passionately promotes the open source projects he is using, and he is very active in the community forums on these projects. He also runs his personal blog (http://salaboy.com) about jBPM, Drools, and artificial intelligence.
Esteban Aliverti is an independent IT Consultant and Software Developer with more than eight years of experience in the field. He is a fervent open source promoter and developer with meaningful contributions to JBoss Drools and jBPM5 frameworks. After he got his Software Engineer degree in Argentina, he started working at local IT companies fulfilling different roles ranging from Web Developer to Software Architect. In 2009, while working for Plugtree, he was introduced to the JBoss Drools and jBPM5 projects. Over the next three years, he became one of the lead consultants inside Plugtree, providing services to its most important clients all around the world.
A former Professor of Java and object-oriented programming at Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina, he decided to continue with his passion for education outside the academic field by co-authoring the jBPM5 Community Training and Drools 5 Community Training online courses. The urge to share his knowledge and experience led him to participate as a speaker and co-speaker at several international conferences, such as Java One Brazil, RuleML, October Rule Fest, and various Drools and jBPM summits.
In JUDCon 2012, Esteban was recognized as a JBoss Community Leader during the JBoss Community Recognition Awards, as a way to acknowledge his contributions to Drools framework.
Currently located in Germany, he works as an independent Drools/jBPM Consultant and Developer. During his free time, he enjoys contributing to Drools and jBPM projects and in helping other people to embrace these technologies. In addition, Esteban has a personal blog (http://ilesteban.wordpress.com), which he uses to publish his work and discoveries on his journey through the open source world.