Felipe Leme has worked professionally with Java since 1996, and in the last years had became an active enthusiastic of the technology: he is
a frequent speaker in the main Brazilian Java conferences, presented at JavaOne for 3 years in a row, is a developer of a few Java-based open-source projects (like DbUnit and Jakarta Cactus), and is an
individual member of the Java Community Process, where he took part of the JSP 2.1 and Java EE 5.0 expert groups.
He is a father of two, and in his spare time likes to assemble jigsaw puzzles and collect Marvel comic books with his older son, Thomas. He used to scuba dive as well, but have not dove yet in this new millennium.
Currently, he works as an independent consultant and Java instructor in Brazil, but is planning to move back to the US, where he worked from 1999 to 2002.