Grails Project Lead
Graeme Rocher is the project lead and co-founder of the Grails web application framework. He’s a member of the JSR-241 Expert Group which standardizes the Groovy language. Graeme authored the Definitive Guide to Grails for Apress and is a frequent speaker at JavaOne, JavaPolis, NoFluffJustStuff, JAOO, the Sun TechDays and more.
Before founding G2One, Inc., Graeme was the CTO of SkillsMatter, a skills transfer company specializing in Open Source technology and agile software development, where Graeme was in charge of the company’s courseware development strategy and general technical direction. After SpringSource acquired G2One, Graeme is now the Head of Grails Development.
Core Member of the Grails Development Team
Burt Beckwith has been a software developer for 15 years, most of that as a JVM developer, and for the last five years working with Grails and Groovy. He is a core developer on the Grails team at SpringSource, and has created over 40 Grails plugins. Burt is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups where he shares his passion for Grails and other Groovy-based technologies, in particular those that are related to persistence, security, and performance. He is the author of “Programming Grails” and blogs at http://burtbeckwith.com/blog.
Griffon Project Lead
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 11 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico.
His current interests include Groovy, Scala and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework.
Core Groovy committer
Cédric Champeau is a core Groovy committer. He joined SpringSource, a division of VMware, in order to help developing the language. Prior to that, he spent several years at Lingway, a software editor, where he used Groovy in multiple industrial contexts including DSLs for natural language processing, scripting or even workflows.
He his currently working on the implementation of static type checking and static compilation for Groovy 2.0.
Independent consultant, analyst, author, trainer
Ex theoretical particle physicist. Ex UNIX systems programmer. Ex university academic. Current starter of start-ups. Also independent consultant, analyst, author, expert witness, trainer. Involved with build in Python (SCons) and Groovy (Gant, Gradle). Fascinated by programming languages: Fortran, C, C++, Pascal, Java, Scheme, Lisp, Haskell, Groovy, Python, Ruby, D, Scala, Kotlin, Ceylon, etc.
Senior IT consultant, I worked in Paris, London, Toronto and I’m actually located in French Riviera. Freelance since 1999, I’ve traveled from C++ to Java, J2EE (with or without EJB), Spring, Struts MVC, JSP, web2.0, Grails and naturally made my path to Groovy.
Agile developer since 2002, I think code is craft and collaboration is key to success.
I like code that is human readable and self explained-keep it simple
I’m Test-Driven development practitioner
I like documentation when it’s useful – wiki addict, I admit-
I love chatting the latest tech trends at coffee break: female geek – what do you expect-
My motto is: there is always room to improvement, if you can’t make it right first shot, refactor it.
Software Engineer, Sopra Group
Sébastien Blanc is JEE engineer with 8 years of experience. After spending 7 years in the Netherlands as Software Engineer, he decided to back to the his roots in the South of France. He recently joined the AeroGear team with Red Hat to work on open source libraries for Mobile in the enterprise
Besides his “heavy” JEE profile (middleware, banking and insurance products) Sébastien spends a lot of time in Groovy and Grails. He is the author of several Grails plugins such as Spring Mobile, Jquery Mobile Scaffolding or Geolocation. He believes that Mobile Web Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Gr8Conf, Devoxx, RivieraDev, Grails Exchange).
Software Engineer, Sopra Group
Java/Groovy programmer for the living: consultant at Amadeus in an agile team building a customization framework for customers to hook in the logic and user interface of e-commerce products. Hooks are uploaded and hot reloaded in the JVM using Groovy. UI is designed using Amadeus’s AriaTemplates open source framework.
When it comes to playing at night, alternate JVM languages and web technologies come from darkness. Love to understand the internals of what I use to then use a framework abstracting the annoying bits. Algorithmics, maths and a bit of DIY welcome too.
Web Architect, Amadeus
Grails Developer at BSkyB
I’ve become interested in Groovy while working in Berlin in spring 2010. I liked it so much that I decided to shift my career towards web development with Grails. I’m really happy to have made that decision back then as Groovy ecosystem is not only full of good projects but it’s also full of friendly and outstanding developers. That’s why I like going to conferences focused on Groovy and sometimes even become a speaker at them.
I believe in Open Source Software and have a strong need to give back to the community whenever possible especially as I make a living using Grails which is an open source project. That’s why I’m proud to be one of the core commiters of Geb. I’ve also managed to get few pull requests accepted into many Groovy ecosystem projects like Grails, Gaelyk and Codenarc to name a few.
CEO Escuela de Groovy and Salenda
Álvaro es un arquitecto e instructor con más de 10 años de experiencia trabajando con soluciones Java en empresas de España y Portugal. Comenzó su carrera profesional en el sector del desarrollo de software para compañías como Accenture, IBM BCS e IT Deusto. Posteriormente formó parte del equipo de Professional Services de BEA Systems Ibérica, donde realizó labores de consultoría y formación durante 3 años. En el año 2005 funda Salenda, una empresa de servicios en torno a la tecnología Java. En 2009 Salenda comienza a diversificar y focalizar su actividad, creando una filial tecnológica: Escuela de Groovy, la primera empresa española enfocada en llevar las tecnologías ágiles Groovy y Grails a las empresas. Álvaro es además instructor oficial de Sun Microsystems, así como Líder del Grupo de Desarrollo en el CUORE, la Comunidad de Usuarios de Oracle en España.
LinkedIn / twitter / blog
Engineer at Kaleidos
Iván López, software Engineer and Systems Administrator with 10 years of experience. I discovered Grails 3 years ago and since then I develop almost exclusively using Groovy. I am the creator of Bokzuy.com and some Grails plugins.
Everyday, I look forward to learning and enjoying at my job. I think I qualify for the “Geek Dad” definition and so I share my passion for technology and free software with my two daughters. You can contact me at the monthly meetings of Madrid GUG or on twitter via @ilopmar.
I’m working as software developmente around 8 years. During this time I’ve dedicated primarily to web applications development, for internet projects and enterprise applications. I’m programmer and founder of Jobsket, maybe the first spanish startup to bet on Groovy and Grails. Nowadays I work as freelance/contractor helping another startups in their product development and creating my own products.
Mario Garcia, I've been working as software developer since I quitted as messenger 7 years ago (so far so good). I discovered Groovy a couple of years ago, and it's been my favorite language since then. Right now I work as developer of fortune somewhere in Dublin so If you have a problem...if no one else can help...and if you can find me (at Greach) ...maybe you can hire...The Mario-Team? When I'm really bored I usually write something in my blog or twitter @marioggar. See you all at Greach.
Ingeniero informático por la Universidad de Deusto. Desarrolla software profesionalmente desde el año 1996, ha pasado por pequeñas empresas, multinacionales de las telecomunicaciones, banca, internet, utilities y administraciones públicas. El elemento común a toda esta experiencia ha sido siempre la búsqueda de la mejora en la forma de desarrollar software.
Contaminado para siempre por algunos de los primeros intentos por abrazar Extreme Programming en el año 2000, se expuso por primera vez a las metodologías ágiles en 2002 con Feature Driven Development. Desde entonces ha trabajado en facilitar la adopción de prácticas de alta eficiencia en el desarrollo de software, y en encontrar los puntos de colaboración entre los enfoques llamados “empresariales” y los “ágiles”.
Me encanta aprender y dar clases. Durante los últimos 7 años he trabajado como formador técnico especializado en Java/JEE, impartiendo más de 7500 horas de formación para profesionales y empresas por toda España.
En 2003 fundé pronoide, una empresa inicialmente de desarrollo que paulatinamente se ha ido transformando en una empresa de formación. Ahora mismo somos 6 formadores. Anteriormente trabajé como profesor de formación profesional, ingeniero de sistemas, jefe de proyectos y responsable de desarrollo, acumulando un total de 14 años de experiencia en tecnologías Java.
Roberto Martín, desarrollador de software, interesado en metodologías ágiles y Atlassian fan.
Inicié mi carrera profesional en Salenda en el año 2009, donde comencé a trabajar con Groovy/Grails. Desde entonces me dedico al desarrollo de aplicaciones web principalmente en este lenguaje. En la actualidad formo parte del equipo de plataforma en Mundo Reader (@bqreaders). Practico el continuous-learning investigando y aprendiendo de mis mentores. Tengo la suerte de disfrutar en mi trabajo. Puedes encontrarme en Twitter @roberto_mf.
Apasionada de las nuevas tecnologías especialmente de Groovy & Grails ¡claro! También de metodologías ágiles como Scrum y Kanban.
Llevo 5 años trabajando en Salenda desarrollando aplicaciones web donde he aprendido todo sobre el mundo Java y posteriormente sobre Groovy & Grails
Software developer with a heavy background in systems administration. I’ve worked for small companies developing in Java and discovered Grails a couple of years ago and fall in love with it.
Currently I’m CTO and co-founder at Geosophic, a company that offers online location services and analytics for mobile gaming studios, where I enjoy designing systems, building APIs and digging into every piece of data I get.
Consultant at SpringSource
A software architect and consultant at SpringSource with extensive experience aligning Spring technologies. He is passionate about cloud computing, messaging and works on several projects implementing Spring Integration, RabbitMQ, Gemfire, or related technologies.
Using Groovy and Grails since early 2008, he has developed large-scale Grails applications for the French Government and international IT. he has also co-founded the iceScrum agile tool tracker, an open source Grails application for agile teams. He still invests his spare time in the Grails community through the development of several Grails plugins, and in his contributions to the French Groovy/Grails User Group.
Consultant at SpringSource
Stuart Williams is a Consulting Architect in the SpringSource Division of VMware. With a decade of application development experience and as an active contributer to open source projects at Apache and elsewhere, Stuart has practical, frontline knowledge about building enterprise class applications, distributed systems and automated deployment
Stuart has been a Tomcat user for over 6 years, is a regular on the Apache Tomcat Users mailing list and has contributed a variety of patches to the code and documentation. Prior to working for SpringSource, Stuart was Technical Director of UK ticketing website, using Tomcat in a cloud-hosting environment.
Stuart is also a committer on the Apache Amber OAuth project.
Freelance consultant at MundoReader
I started to develop in 1998 and I’ve been working with Java the last 10 years. But now I’m a Groovy and Grails fan, so I created Greach to spread the Groovy word in Spain. I worked for many clients and company as developer, project leader, instructor and consultant. Now I work for MundoReader creating the server side of his new ebook platform to defeat Amazon Kindle in Spain.