Willamette Announces Alumni Award Winners
Jason Hunter '95
Young Alumni Leadership Award
At a very young age, Jason Hunter has made his mark on his vocational field. Within three years of leaving Willamette, he already had developed many web technologies and become an expert in Java software. He authored the book Java Servlet Programming (selling 140,000 copies) and co-authored Java Enterprise Best Practices. He has become a very well known Java consultant, speaker, instructor and author. His largest audience was 15,000 at a JavaOne conference keynote. Hunter is currently a senior engineer with Mark Logic, a Silicon Valley start-up specializing in large-scale XML content manipulation using XQuery, a new standardized programming language Hunter helped develop. He is also a member and former vice president of the nonprofit Apache Software Foundation, which oversees open source projects including the Apache web server that runs more than two-thirds of all web sites. Hunter has not forgotten his alma mater and has returned to share his real world experience with students. He has helped with admissions support and is available to students and alumni on the Career Network.