Me, Myself and I
I develop Java EE, JavaFX and Scala software, usually for financial services IT investment banks in the city of London, UK.
I am the ninety first Java Champion and author of the JavaEE 7 Reference book to be publish by Packt Publishing June 2013.
The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Java Champions get the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction that will help Oracle grow the Java Platform. This interchange may be in the form of technical discussions and/or community-building activities with Oracle’s Java Development and Developer Program teams.
How to Get In Touch
If you are a recruiter then the have a look at my public Linked In profle, first. Please check if my current skill matrix matches your client and the job specification; also check on there about my work status; my availability; then if you still want get in touch send an email to peter dot pilgrim at gmail dot com.
Peter Pilgrim‘s high-tech career began at the age of 12, where he learnt BASIC on a Research Machine 380Z school computer. He wrote games galore and taught himself how to program computers. Peter graduated from London South Bank University then went into IT industry. He started in Germany, then returned to the UK, and eventually broke into Investment Banking IT. During this early, long and successful career path he achieved a background with C/C++, Fortran 77 and Pascal programming languages.
Peter was the founder and organiser of the Java Web Users Group (JAVAWUG). In 2007, he was nominated by his fellow peers on the Sun/Oracle Java Champions program. Peter is a Sun Certified Java Architect for the Java EE 5 platform. He has been writing Java programs since 1997. As well as core and enterprise Java, Peter gained valuable experience in alternative JVM languages such as JavaFX, Groovy and Scala. He delivered presentations on JavaFX and Scala JavaOne in San Francisco; and the ACCU Oxford Conference; and the Erlang Exchange, CommunityOne In 2010, Peter took part in Martin Odersky‘s Scala training course. A few years ago Peter wrote the regular World View Series for the ACCU Magazine, CVu UK.
Peter has worked extensively in financial services, investment banking IT in the City of London and Docklands. He has been involved with Deutsche Bank, UBS, Lloyds Banking Group, and Credit Suisse to name but a few.
Peter has an interest in the following technologies:
- JavaEE 7
- JavaFX 2.x / Visage
- Scala 2.9 and 2.10
- Gradle build tool
- Groovy and Grails
- Domain Specific Languages
- Java JDK 8