Lance is a Principal Member of Technical Staff as well as the Java EE technical lead for Java Partner Engineering at Oracle Corporation, formerly Sun Microsystems. He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry. His interest in Java technology goes back prior to joining Sun Microsystems in September 2000, when he worked at Sybase as a senior manager and staff engineer within Product Support Engineering. While at Sybase, he was part of the team responsible for the jConnect Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) driver, one of the first JDBC type 4 drivers. He also worked with EAServer, one of the early adopters of Java EE. He has been involved with the JCP program since its early days and a Spec Lead since 2005. Within the JCP program, he is currently the Spec Lead for JSR 114, JDBC Rowset Implementations; JSR 169, JDBC Optional Package for CDC/Foundation Profile; and JSR 221, JDBC 4.0 API Specification. He is also an Expert Group member for JSR 225, XQuery API for Java (XQJ).
Lance was honored to be selected for participation in SEED, the Sun Engineering Enrichment and Development program, as a mentor and mentee. He represented Sun on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Structured Query Language (SQL) Standard committee and is an alternate now for Oracle. He holds three US patents and has been a technical reviewer on several Java and Java EE books. He co-authored The Prime INFORMATION-EXL Documentation Set (1987) and published several articles in Sun's online research database, Infocus magazine (1980s) for the Pick Data Model, and other media. You can follow Lance through his blog or Twitter feed (@LanceAndersen).
Lance lives in the greater metropolitan area of Boston, Massachusetts. After hours, he teaches tennis at his business, Lucky Dog Tennis, and several other clubs in the Boston area. Lance is certified as a TRX (Total Body Workout) trainer, a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) national tester and clinician, and a National Cardio Tennis Speakers team member. He received the 2011 PTR & Tennis Industry Association Commitment to the Industry award and was named the 2011 PTR USTA New England PTR Professional of the Year.