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.