James Ward, Principal Developer Evangelist at Heroku, will speak at GraphConnect 2012 in San Francisco. While focusing on teaching developers how to deploy Java, Play! and Scala apps to the cloud, James frequently presents at conferences around the world such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers.

James Ward became involved with graph databases when Neo4j released a beta version of its Heroku app. GraphConnect will be at the Heroku booth during this year’s Dreamforce. Check out this video of James Ward and Allison Sparrow discussing Heroku and cloud apps at last year’s Dreamforce.