DJ Adams is an enterprise architect and open source programmer, author, and bread-maker living in Manchester, working as a Principal Consultant for Bluefin Solutions. He has a degree in Latin & Greek (Classics) from the University of London, and despite having been referred to as an alpha geek, can nevertheless tie his own shoelaces and drink beer without spilling it.
He hacks primarily on SAP systems for a living, and has been doing for over 20 years, cutting his teeth modifying SAP applications in S/370 assembler, building realtime interfaces between forklift truck-mounted RF devices and SAP materials and warehouse modules in C (yes, this was pre-MM-MOB and WM-LSR!), and most recently integrating SAP, Ariba, Infor, Siebel, IXOS and Peoplesoft systems with a REST-based ERP business messaging gateway built on an SAP NetWeaver platform and processing tens of thousands of messages per day. Phew!
He is an SAP Mentor, and in 2003 helped get the SAP Developer Network (SDN) off the ground. He also spent a year working at SAP Walldorf in the 1990s, and is proud to still have some of his code and ideas in core SAP software.
@qmacro You're giving SAP Mentors much inspiration. You're a Mentor's Mentor!
@ttrapp, 4th April 2011
He's a STEMNET Ambassador and speaks to students in schools & colleges in Manchester about technology and IT careers. He's also a CodeClub Leader at Woodhouses Primary School in Manchester, and is a volunteer at the Under-18's CoderDojo sessions at MadLab.
When not building and integrating systems, he advises enterprises on architecture and integration, from SOA to REST, from pubsub (most recently with Coffeeshop) to messaging & presence, from message queues to webhooks.
He has written two books for O'Reilly, on Jabber (XMPP) and on Google.
He is married to his theoretical childhood sweetheart Michelle, and has a son, Joseph, of whom he's very proud.