Edgar Silva is a highly recognized consultant, technical leader, teacher and speaker in Brazil. As a Solutions Architect at JBoss, a division of Red Hat, he is responsible for JBoss products in Brazil helping customers and partners to design and develop very large JEE applications for several industries in the finance, telcos and B2C markets. He has been using Java since J2EE was just a dream. Furthermore, Edgar is a frequent Java speaker at events in Brazil, such as Comdex, Fisli, BorCon, JustJava, CafeBrasil, BrasilOne, Maratona4Java, as well as JavaOne in USA . He is NetBeans Dream Team founding member and also helps on Soujava(Java User Group Society) management .