Vincent is Director of Community Operations for Gradle Inc., Expat Brit, Artist, athlete, traveler, and technology community junkie. Vincent is an Oracle Java Champion, steering committee member for MicroProfile, has been a board member of the Atlanta Java Users Group since 2008, and runs some of the USA's premier community technology conferences:
Vincent has a degree in 3D Design from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, and, in another life, was a full-time athlete competing at World Championship level in whitewater kayaking.
In Pashtun culture, community and hospitality are based on three cups of tea.
The first cup of tea, we are strangers. The second cup of tea, we are friends, and after the third cup of tea, we are family. The same can be said for developer communities worldwide, although tea is often replaced with beer!