George Reese

George Reese

Author and founder of Seeka TV, Enstratius, and Valtira

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George Reese is the Vice President of Content Programming at Seeka TV, a company he co-founded in 2016 after leaving Dell Software (now Quest). He joined Dell as part of the company's acquisition of Enstratius where George was a founder and CTO. Over the past 15 years, George has authored a number of technology books, including The REST API Design Handbook, MySQL Pocket Reference, Database Programming with JDBC and Java, Java Database Best Practices, and Cloud Application Architectures.

Throughout the Internet era, George has spent his career building enterprise tools for developers and delivering solutions to the marketing domain. He was an influential force in the evolution of online gaming through the creation of a number of Open Source MUD libraries and he created the first JDBC driver in 1996—the Open Source mSQL-JDBC. Most recently, he has been involved in cloud computing and REST API design.

George holds a BA in Philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife Monique and his daughters Kyra and Lindsey.

Areas of Expertise:

  • java
  • mysql
  • amazon ec2
  • content management
  • marketing
  • internationalization
  • cloud computing
  • amazon web services
  • api
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing



Webcast: Cloud Independence with Dasein Cloud July 30, 2010 Dasein Cloud is an Open Source Java API that enables write-once, run against any cloud programming. With Dasein Cloud, you can run the same application across any number of supported clouds without any need for a recompile. This developer-oriented webinar...
Webcast: Getting Started with Amazon Web Services April 08, 2009 Amazon has rapidly established itself as the major player in the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) domain of cloud computing. Author of Cloud Application Architectures and enStratus founder and CTO George Reese provides this introduction into establishing...


“Very good reading, I invite you, administrators, policy makers, to browse the book. ”
— Pierre Chauvin,
“This is a great book on how to build apps in the cloud! I was happy to see how much depth it went into...This book is the first one to go onto my list of essential books in a while. I’ll be keeping this one on my own bookshelf.”
— John Allspaw, Xaprb
“For those who want a brief but serious introduction to cloud computing, Cloud Application Architectures provides an excellent introduction and overview to this important computing environment.”
— Ben Rothke, Security Management
“George Reese displays a deep understanding of infrastructure, cloud computing, and architecture in Cloud Application Architectures. He walks us from the basic definitions to practical usage and even covers much-misunderstood areas such as security and disaster recovery. Learn from an expert all about the art of cloudscaling and how to apply your new found cloud computing knowledge to applications deployed on services such as Amazon or GoGrid.”
— Randy L. Bias, Cloud Strategist,