About me

Ken Finnigan

I’m a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat with over 20 years experience with enterprises throughout the world. Currently I’m focused on microservices, cloud, and in particular Eclipse MicroProfile.

I’m now, mostly, a stationary nomad after growing up in Sydney, Australia. I’ve lived in London, Brussels, Eindhoven, Dublin, to name a few. Currently I’m stationary in Boston, USA, with my wife of nearly 12 years, Erin, and our two boys.

I’m a father of two boys that constantly keep me on my toes, but also say the darndest things all the time!

When I have some free time, I enjoy researching family trees of my wife’s, mine, and friends. Sometimes you find some very interesting members of a family in the past!

Open Source

I can be found working on open source projects like Eclipse MicroProfile, SmallRye, Quarkus, and others.

Previously I’ve contributed to projects such as Thorntail, LiveOak, GateIn, Portlet Bridge, and JBoss Seam.


My most recent book is Enterprise Java Microservices from Manning.

Previously I’ve written the following books:

How to find me

I’m on twitter (@kenfinnigan), on Gitter at SmallRye as @kenfinnigan, and can be reached via email (ken@kenfinnigan.me).