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I've never read such an apt description of an enhancement issue, and the ensuing discussion, in an (open source) software project.

"Future arrangements begin in our mind as images of things that don’t exist. Our interpretations of tomorrow are productive fictions that we tell one another to seduce us into believing our ideas are possible. We speak beneficial untruths that act as hypotheses, forcing us to roll up our sleeves and work with cleverness and dedication to bring them to fruition. We work to change fiction into fact when we attempt to better our condition."

Source: http://read.shapeofdesignbook.com/chapter05.html
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"A willingness to imagine things differently and suspend our disbelief for one another are the interfaces we create to shape the world."
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Making HubPress Documentation Better
I've been cooking up some plans for HubPress Documentation. If you use the platform or provide translations for the platform, it would be great to get your feedback in general about the documentation.
It’s The Docs Guy here with some thoughts about the current HubPress Documentation and how it’s delivery and presentation can be improved. Through amazing community support, HubPress has grown considerably in popularity and features. Since starting...
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I love when we can help another open source project. Follow the story of how the Eclipse Scout project adopted Asciidoctor and get some tips about using the Live Preview extension for Chrome (and Firefox!).
 
We made big progresses with the documentation setup of the +Eclipse Scout framework based on +Asciidoctor thanks to +Dan Allen and +Andres Almiray at #JavaLandConf .

This blog post describes in particular the necessary steps to configure the #Chrome extension correctly.
I really enjoy conferences, because it is a great opportunity for me to meet new people. Before going to a conference, I usually have a look at who will be there (looking at the program or at twitter). And often, some of the participants are experts in domains that matter for a current project I ...
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Congratulations to my friend and Arquillian leader +Aslak Knutsen on becoming a Java Champion! He brings representations for the entire alien contingent, so it's a big deal :)

https://java.net/website/java-champions/bios.html#Knutsen
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Seems like just about every time I hear of someone being made a JC, I think, "He/She wasn't already?" Aslak is one of those. :) Congrats!
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Clowning around at JavaLand 2015 with +Nicolas Frankel, +David Blevins, +Sarah White and +Robert Panzer. Good times were had!
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IntelliJ IDEA users, you can finally move forward!!
 
Say hello to 141.191, the latest #0xDBE EAP build, that comes bearing many gifts. http://goo.gl/cpHyug
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It's time! Don't forget to submit to Devoxx Morocco as well, which takes place the following week.
 
The #Devoxx Belgium CFP is now open.  Submit your passion and share your knowledge with 3500 developers! 
Startup and entrepreneurship, Lean startup, VCs, Angels and new trends in Startups. Server Side Java, Java Enterprise Edition, appservers, databases, MOM, batch processing and related JSRs. Java SE, Java Standard Edition, anything non-related to Jave EE, like the language, JDK, ...
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A picture of me with my bro on his wedding day.
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AsciiDoc powering Eclipse Help. Cool stuff!
 
We have made important progress with our +Asciidoctor setup:

- Work is staged in a Git Repo.
- First version of the User Guide (Eclipse Help Format) was pushed for #Mars M7.

More information on the bug:
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=465960
 
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Hacking at JavaLand!
 
Photos from the Javaland 2015 Hackergarten.
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Community working!
 
Developers just like me are desperate for people with excellent writing skills (not just English).

+Jared Morgan The Docs Guy
http://blog.hubpress.io/2015/03/18/The-Docs-Guy.html

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Jared Morgan is a Technical Writer for Red Hat, Ltd in Brisbane, Australia. By day, he produces open source user assistance for Red Hat JBoss Middleware. By night, he uses his craft to improve open source software products one README...
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Principal Software Engineer, Author, Open Source Advocate
Employment
  • OpenDevise, Inc.
    Vice President, 2013 - present
  • Red Hat, Inc.
    Principal Software Engineer, Author, Open Source Advocate, 2013
  • Benefit Software Inc.
  • TeleCommunication Systems
  • SI International
  • Emergis
  • Fiserv
  • CodeRyte, Inc.
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Software geek. Community catalyst. Java Champion. Believes in the freedom to share ideas openly & enjoy life.
Introduction
Dan firmly believes that open source represents a better way to develop technologies and do business.

As Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Dan leads the Asciidoctor project and contributes to many other open source projects including Arquillian, Awestruct and JBoss Forge. He's the author of Seam in Action (Manning), served as a representative for Red Hat on the JSR-314 Expert Group (JSF 2.0), writes for IBM developerWorks and NFJS magazine and is an internationally recognized speaker. He's presented at major industry conferences including JavaOne, Devoxx, NFJS, JAX and Jazoon. In 2009, he was added to the JavaOne Rock Star Hall of Fame for his talk "Conversations and pageflows on the JSF platform" and was named a JBossWorld Top Rated Presenter that same year. He earned another JavaOne Rock Star award in 2010 presenting alongside colleague Andrew Rubinger in the talk "Throwing Complexity over the Wall: Rapid Development for Enterprise Java". He's also recognized as a JAX Hall of Fame speaker.

To colleagues, Dan's known for his hard work and passion for Open Source technologies. His technical expertise includes Java frameworks (Seam, CDI, Weld, JSF, EJB 3, JPA, Hibernate, Spring), testing frameworks (Arquillian, JUnit, TestNG, Selenium), build tools (Maven 2, Gradle, Ant) and web development (Ajax, JavaScript, CSS) and more.

During a short stint at the University of California, Santa Barbara, following his graduation from Cornell University, Dan became captivated by the world of free and Open Source software (FOSS). It was his involvement in FOSS while living in California that helped him transition into the software development industry. He gradually discovered the combination of Linux and the Java EE platform to be the ideal blend on which to build his professional career. In his search for a robust Web framework, Dan discovered Seam, which was quickly granted this most coveted spot in his development toolbox. The rest, as they say, is history.

Dan lives with his wife and pet chinchilla in Laurel, MD, where he can often be found shouting at the TV during sporting events or working out his golf swing at the driving range. When not at home, he's likely traveling to worldwide software conferences and savoring Belgian beer and chocolate.

You can keep up with Dan's discoveries by reading his blogs at http://mojavelinux.com and http://community.jboss.org/people/dan.j.allen/blog or tracking what he's currently up to by following him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mojavelinux.
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Registered Linux User #231597, 245 day-long coding streak on GitHub
Education
  • Cornell University
    Materials Science & Engineering, 1996 - 2000
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Materials Science, 2000 - 2001
  • Col. Zadok Magruder High School
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