A Java technology old-timer, C. Enrique Ortiz was originally intrigued by the Java language design, its potential,
and its application to mobile/wireless devices. "My first encounter with Java was
around the year 1996, during its early days. At that time I was in discovery-mode, learning the language, its OO
capabilities, and potential. But it was not until 1998-1999 that I begun embracing Java,
the KVM, and then J2ME and J2EE, for end-to-end mobility software development, applied to the enterprise," he says.
Enrique is a wireless mobility technologist and writer who has employed Java technology in just about every
possible permutation: as an end-user, software architect and developer, development
manager, vendor of Java-based products, and mobility technology writer. He co-authored one of the first
books on Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), and currently writes for Sun Microsystems and
others, and maintains the site J2MEDeveloper.com that provides online resources to the J2ME developer community.
In particular, Enrique is enthusiastic about mobility and pervasive computing and has focused on
developing and writing about secure enterprise-class end-to-end wireless mobility software and
architectures. An early adopter of J2ME and end-to-end wireless mobility, he has developed
applications for mobile access to corporate data, location-based services, collaboration software, mobile
application servers (gateways), Java-based tools for the development of J2ME and thin-client applications,
and has contributed to open-source projects such as Antenna.
In 2000, Enrique joined the JCP, becoming an active member on the J2ME side of the community by serving on
various expert groups, including JSR 118 Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0, JSR
124 J2EE Client Provisioning Specification, JSR 172 J2ME Web Services Specification, JSR 180 SIP API for
J2ME, JSR 211 Content Handler API, and JSR 228 Information Module Profile - Next Generation.
He sat as an observer in the expert group for JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture for CLDC, and he contributed
to numerous JSRs during public review. In 2004, he took 11% of the votes for a seat
on the ME EC.
With a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Puerto Rico,
Enrique launched his career fifteen years ago. Born in Puerto Rico, and
currently residing in Austin, Texas with his family, Enrique enjoys researching
new technologies, astronomy, golf frisbee, writing, and the sea.
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