About Me

Brett Porter is the CTO of MaestroDev, where he applies his experience in development tooling and automation to build the DevOps Orchestration solution, Maestro.

Brett is an open source software developer with a passion for the Apache Software Foundation. Seeking a more standardised and reproducible solution to organise, build and deploy a number of software projects across teams, he discovered an early beta of Maven 1.0 in 2003, and has been heavily involved in the development of the project since.

He is a member of the Apache Maven Project Management Committee, and has conducted presentations and training on Maven and related tooling at several conferences and events. He founded the Archiva project in 2005, and now serves on several Apache project management committees.

He is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation, and served on the Board of Directors in 2009-10, and 2011-present.

Brett is the co-author of Apache Maven 2: Effective Implementation, written in 2009. He was also the co-author of the book Better Builds with Maven, the first book to be written about the Maven 2.0 release in 2005, and has been involved in reviewing Maven: A Developer’s Notebook and Java Power Tools.

He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a Bachelor of Computer Science, from University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

7 responses to “About Me

  1. Is this the Brett Porter who attended Wollongong University from 1997?

  2. Just saw your header image. That’s sleeping bear dunes (scenic drive), right? We vacation up there every year for past 3 years. I’m an avid maven user in Cincinnati, OH.

    • sure is – took that photo in the howling wind getting lashed by sand – the contrast between that and how it looks is amazing. I also like the photo for the morbid humour of the sign and the beauty of the lake, and how it seamlessly blends in.

  3. Hi Brett, could you please send me a copy on your latest edition of Apache Maven Book. I am working as Trainee I just want explore more on Maven.


  4. Hi

    Can the PDF version of the Better Builds with maven be updated with current source of source code? The pdf mentions http://www.exist.com/?q=node/151 which is not working.

    I was trying to send the feed back using the
    http://www.maestrodev.com/contact (contact us link), but there is authentication dialog popping up during submitting of the message. Are you aware of this?