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Larry Fernandez

Larry Fernandez is a Principle Software Developer at Amway Corp in Ada, Michigan. He has been in IT software development since 1981, and was named an IBM Champion in 2012 and 2013. Larry's team is currently working on its second major Java\J2EE application using WebSphere Application Server technology.

Larry Fernandez is a Principle Software Developer at Amway Corp in Ada, Michigan.
He has been in IT software development for 30 years (since 1981).
He has been with his current company, Amway Corp, for 20 years.
Prior to joining Amway. Larry worked for various technology companies in
California's "Silicon Valley" for 10 years.

Amway Corp adopted Java \ J2EE technology 10 years ago (March 2002).
For the last 10 years, Larry has performed a variety of roles in IT software development.
These roles included : architect, analyst, programmer, tester, project leader, task leader,
mentor, standards creator, deployer. configurator, etc.

During this time, Larry has also become a subject matter expert in the use of
WebSphere Application Server technologies. Particularly in the areas of
technology adaptation, server configuration, standards creation, scripting, upgrade support, and problem diagnosis.

Larry's team is currently working on its second major Java\J2EE application
using WebSphere Application Server technology.

Larry is a member of the West Michigan WebSphere User Group.

He is a dedicated advocate of Websphere and Java technology.

Larry has recently been posting about his 10 year journey with using Websphere application Server technology on
http://www.websphereusergroup.org

Conferences attended:
Java One - 2004
IBM WebSphere Technical Exchange - 2005, 2006
IBM Impact 2009, 2012

Recent Awards\Recognitions:
4-time recipient of Amway IT "Reward Outstanding Achievement & Results" award - 2007
Recipient of Amway "Application Performance & Benchmark" Achievement & Excellence recognition - 2007

IBM Champion for WebSphere 2012, 2013

A more complete bio can be found at
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/profiles/user/LarryFe...

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Hello all. My name is Larry Fernandez and I am a Principal Software Developer in IT.
I work for Amway Corp in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
March 2012 was my company's 10-year anniversary...