Host: Monica Beckwith

Java Champion, Passionate about JVM performance, First Lego League coach, Runtimes @Microsoft

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is considered a subject matter expert, has several published articles and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/Garbage Collection (GC). She is also a JavaOne Rock Star.

Monica has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM by identifying the need for a NUMA-aware allocator and allocation patterns, reduction of redundant instructions, reduction of the Java object header, prefetching patterns, redundant array checks in a loop and various other optimizations for the JIT compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Monica was the JVM Performance Architect at Arm. Her past also includes leading Oracle’s Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team.

Find Monica Beckwith at

Talk : Evolving the JVM

Talk : Panel: Startup and VM Futures

Other talks from track JVM and its Ecosystem

Director of Software Engineering, Java Virtual Machine @Oracle
CTO @AzulSystems
Performance Architect for Scripting Languages Runtimes @intel
Eclipse OpenJ9 and OMR Project Lead @IBM


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