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Recording of Coffee Club, Episode 5

The fifth episode of Coffee Club has been uploaded to our YouTube channel! You can watch it, comment, and forward it to a friend.

Dalia Abo Sheasha, Helen Scott, and Trisha Gee have summed up 2021 in numbers, memories, and laughs. 

Even in the current times, when the majority of the projects are executed remotely and some of the community activities are cut off, our Dev Advocate Team finished 369 projects in 365 days! Bravo! If you haven’t kept up with the IntelliJ IDEA Developer Advocacy projects, check out Trisha’s presentation.

In addition to the show’s usual coverage of work and projects, this episode had a slightly more personal touch, as a couple of our team members shared their life goals and aspirations. Helen is settling in at another company, and Trisha is taking a break to work on her side projects full-time. Good luck to Helen and Trisha! We’re also looking forward to their book ‘Getting to Know IntelliJ IDEA’.

Do you have an idea for a Coffee Club episode? DM Dalia – she’s planning the next episodes.

Last but not least, the IntelliJ Advocacy Team is looking for new members! If you’ve got a certain “spark” for JVM but you’ve never acted on it, treat yourself to a new year’s gift and take us up on this offer. We can make great things happen together!

Our Speakers:


Dalia Abo Sheasha

Dalia joined JetBrains as a Developer Advocate in October 2020. She is an experienced speaker and Java developer who understands how enterprise developers work and the challenges they face. A passionate programmer with many high-profile projects to her name, including Open Liberty and EclipseLink (JPA), she has created helpful tools for migrating to newer versions of Java.

Helen Scott

Helen works with executives and developer advocates at MongoDB to help deliver keynotes and presentations around the globe.

She believes that content creation and communication are the best ways to engage with the community and help everyone learn together.

Having worked at numerous software companies, she has experienced the highs and lows of the software development cycle at all stages. She loves to share that journey of exploration and learn new tools and technologies.

Helen has a Computer Science degree from The University of Sussex and a diploma in Technical Communications from Sheffield Hallam University.

Trisha Gee

Trisha Gee

Trisha is our Lead Java Developer Advocate at JetBrains. She is a Java Champion, published author, and leader of the Java Developer Advocacy team at JetBrains. Trisha has developed Java applications for industries of all sizes and sectors, including finance, manufacturing, and non-profit. She has expertise in Java high performance systems, dabbles with Open Source development, and is a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group.

Trisha is exceptionally passionate about sharing things that help other developers. That might include getting them up to speed on the latest version of Java, teaching them tips and tricks to save time with IntelliJ IDEA, or promoting healthy technical communities across the globe. Trisha values helping all developers level up their careers and skills at every step of their journey.

Read more from Trisha in the books 97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know, What to Look for in a Code Review, and Developer, Advocate!. Trisha also produces a monthly newsletter for JetBrains, Java Annotated Monthly, which offers a great summary of the month’s news from the world of Java.

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