Sven Reimers, based at the Lake Constance in southern Germany, is Senior System Engineer and Software Architect. He has 15 years of experience building complex software systems, more than 12 in Java, going back to the early Java days. Sven is the winner of the Duke's Choice Award in the category Network Solutions. Besides his day job his achievements for NetBeans got him elected NetBeans Dream Team member in 2008. Since 2009 he is also Community Leader for NetBeans at java.net. Sven is frequent contributor to local and global Java events - speaking, taking part in panel discussions or Hands on Labs.