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Adam L. Davis


The Solution Design Group, Inc.

Adam L. Davis is a full stack software developer. He has spent many years developing in Java (since Java 1.2) and has enjoyed using Spring and Hibernate. Since 2006 he's been using Groovy and Grails in addition to Java to create SaaS web applications that help track finances for large institutions (among other things). Lately, he's also published some books, including "Learning Groovy" with Apress. Adam has a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. He currently resides in central Florida.


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Baruch Sadogursky



Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate of JFrog, the creators of Artifactory Binary Repository, the home of Bintray, JavaOne 2011 and 2013 Duke Choice Awards winner.

For a living he hangs out with the JFrog tech leaders, writes some code around Artifactory and Bintray, and then speaks and blogs about all that. He does it repeatedly for the last 10 years and enjoys every moment of it.

Baruch is @jbaruch on twitter and mostly blogs on http://blog.bintray.com and http://blogs.jfrog.org. His speaker history on: Lanyrd


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Burt Beckwith


Burt Beckwith

Burt Beckwith has been a software developer for almost 20 years, most of that as a JVM developer but more recently working with a wide variety of platforms and frameworks. He is a Grails core committer and plugin developer and has created over 50 Grails plugins and has contributed to over 400 others. 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://blog.burtbeckwith.com


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Chris Smalley



I'm a software developer at SmartThings in Minneapolis, MN. I started my career in tech support, and moved onto QA, test automation, application development, and now release engineering. I currently focus on continuous integration, testing, and deployment pipelines.


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Christian Oestreich



I am a Technical Architect and Software Developer working and living in Minneapolis. I have been developing software professionally since 1998. I have worked and/or contracted at many fortune 500 companies including UnitedHealth Group, Best Buy, ING, Ingersol Rand, Donaldson, Jostens, Wells Fargo. My history is diversified between .Net and Java technologies. I currently spearhead the Grails Plugin Consortium (https://github.com/Grails-Plugin-Consortium) which has primary coding responsibilities for CXF, CXF-Client and Filter Pane plugins. I have also contributed to several other grails plugins such as Redis, Resque, Hystrix and others.


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Colin Harrington


Object Computing, Inc

Colin is a Consultant at Object Computing, Inc with over 7 years of Grails experience and 10+ years of experience developing web-based applications. He's an agile practitioner with a proven track record having been a key component of multiple powerful fast-paced teams.


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Craig Atkinson


Gradle, Inc.

Craig is a Principal Engineer at Gradle where he is excited about improving developer productivity across the software industry. He's been developing software for more than ten years, mostly focused on web applications. He is passionate about using tests to drive clean, concise, and robust code.


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Craig Jellick


Rancher Labs

Craig is a Principal Software Engineer at Rancher Labs.


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Daniel Hyun



Danny is a software engineer who loves to spend time working in Groovy and Groovy related technologies. Danny is a member of the Ratpack team and has also made contributions to Asciidoctor and other JVM related OSS projects.

You can also find Danny wasting time on twitter around #groovylang conversations.


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Daniel Woods


The Groundwork

Dan is passionate about software architecture and best practices. Dan is active in the Java and Groovy communities and is a core team member for the Ratpack web framework open source project.


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Dhiraj Mahapatro


NetJets, Inc

I am the creator of Gr8Conf iOS app using ionic framework, AngularJS. I have been working with Ionic 2, Angular 2, TypeScript recently.

I am consulting at NetJets, INC (a leading company in private aviation) in Columbus, OH as a Senior Grails Developer. I have worked in Grails and Groovy for a little bit of time and revamped a considerable amount of framework architecture at Client location based on the flexibility Grails provides to the technology stack.

I have been working with AngularJS coupled with Grails in the back end. I find it very convincing and appealing to let know others in the community what latest web frameworks has to offer.

I can also be reached at stackoverflow with username dmahapatro. Public projects can also be viewed @ dmahapatro


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Eric Helgeson


Agile Orbit

Eric has worked in enterprise and startup companies building Grails and Java apps, deploying, and monitoring those apps.


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Graeme Rocher



Graeme Rocher is a software engineer who serves as Head of Grails Development at OCI - ociweb.com.

Graeme is project lead of the Open Source Grails web application framework and co-author of “The Definitive Guide to Grails” - Apress.


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Iván López


Object Computing, Inc.

Iván is a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator with 14 years of experience. He is a member of the Grails team at OCI. He discovered Grails 7 years ago and since then he develops almost exclusively using Groovy. He is the creator of some Grails plugins like Postgresql-Extensions and Slug-Generator. He's also the coordinator of the Madrid Groovy User Group (@madridgug), the organizer of the Greach Conference (http://greachconf.com) and a frequent speaker at conferences like SpringOne 2GX, GR8Conf, Greach, Codemotion, GeeCon, Spring IO, RigaDevDays, JavaCro,...


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Jeff Beck



Jeff Beck is an Engineer at SmartThings, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jeff is an active member of the local Groovy community as well as an open source contributor. Contributing to grails plugins and Ratpack in his free time. He is very interested in creating code that is easy to maintain and share not only within a team but in the broader community as well.

He can be found on github at beckje01.


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Jeff Scott Brown


Object Computing Inc.

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Principal Software Engineer with Object Computing Inc. Jeff is also a regular public speaker speaking on Groovy, Grails and other JVM related technologies at conferences all over the world.


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John Engelman



John is a Principal Engineer in the Cloud & Compute organization in Target Technology Services. In this position, he drives and advocates internal technology products related to infrastructure automation and release/deployment workflows. His strengths include superior troubleshooting and problem solving skills, excellent repertoire with customers and management, the ability to absorb and apply new technologies and methodologies quickly, a take charge initiative, and the tenacity to do things right. He’s worked positions across the entire SDLC including design, implementation, test/verification, and support. While the Java & Groovy is his strongest area, John works across the entire technology stack including database, application, and user interface, and in multiple languages including Ruby, Go, and Python.


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Lars Wander



Lars is a developer working on Spinnaker, Netflix's Continuous Delivery platform. He lead Spinnaker's integration with Kubernetes, and wants to advance how delivery is handled for containers.


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Lee Fox



Lee is currently the Cloud Architect at Infor, and is a technologist with a strong background in software development writing code in Java, Python, and Groovy.

He has served in the architecture roles for companies like AT&T Wi-Fi Services, Borland, and Pervasive. His software development history has always had a strong eye on maintaining quality and improving process. He is an Agile pragmatist as he strives to help organizations become more effective in their technical and software development implementations while maintaining a high degree of quality. Lee has been a member of Agile Austin for many years and pursues Agility and DevOps as a couple of his driving passions in the workplace.

Lee received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southwest Texas State University.

He is a Certified ScrumMaster and Trained Innovation Games Facilitator. When he’s not doing something technical, you may find him in the kitchen pursuing dreams of being an amateur chef, or spending time with his family trolling about Austin.


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Maciej Przepióra


Vaadin Oy

Mac Przepióra studied Molecular Biology and Computer Science at College of Interfaculty Individual Studies in Maths and Natural Sciences at Warsaw University. Software development is his passion since high school. After graduating in Molecuar Biology he decided to pursue his career in IT. He has been developing web applications in Java for 10 years now. He worked for Capgemini, Polish National Center for Research and Development and Bunge. In September 2013 he joined Vaadin, the Finnish company behind the framework bearing the same name, where he works as a developer and trainer. Recently, he's been part of the Vaadin Designer team that develops WYSIWYG tool for designing great webapps visually.


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Monica Beckwith


Code Karam LLC

Monica Beckwith is an independent performance consultant and instructor optimizing customer applications and systems running the Java Virtual Machine. She has worked with Java HotSpot VM optimizing the JIT Compiler, the generated code, the JVM heuristics and garbage collection and collectors. Monica is a regular speaker at various conferences and has several published articles on topics including garbage collection, the Java memory model and others. Monica led Oracle's Garbage First Garbage Collector performance team, and was named a JavaOne Rock Star. Monica also co-authored the 'Java Performance Companion' book. Monica was recently considered one of the influential women in Java and Scala: http://blog.takipi.com/10-influential-women-in-java-scala-and-everything-in-between/


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Paul King



Paul King has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 30 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy, GPars and Gradle. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning’s best-seller: Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition.


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Rob Zienert



I'm a Sr Software Engineer at Netflix with a passion for software automation. I work full time on the Spinnaker product.


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Roberto Perez Alcolea



Roberto is an experienced Groovy developer and Grails enthusiast who loves coding and enjoys contributing back to the community. He contributed to Grails plugins such as redis-session, sendgrid and spring-security-oauth2-github.

He has several years of experience using Groovy and Grails and currently enjoying technologies such as Ratpack, RxJava, Kafka Streams and Netflix Hollow.

He currently works at Target as part of RedSky team, building microservices for the Client Optimization Tier for the the iOS/Android apps and Target.com.


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Ryan Vanderwerf


OCI / Grails

Developer at OCI / Grails Team

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Ryan is a developer at OCI on the Grails team. Formerly Chief Systems and Software Architect and Director of Products at ReachForce and Lead Architect at Developerprogram.com. He has helped maintain various Grails plugins, and co-chair of the Austin Groovy and Grails User Group in Austin, TX. Co author of "Effective Gradle Implementation" Aug 2014.

In the past Ryan has help design and build a Grails and Groovy and AWS Cloud SaaS solution for ReachForce for Marketing Data Management. He also built as SaaS solution for Developerprogram.com that allows rapid deployment of Developer Program portals for all kinds of companies, specializing in the mobile industry. He has also built Java and Linux based webcasting for events such as SXSW, built telecom software, and SaaS systems for the financial sector.


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Scott Hickey


Mutual of Omaha

A Principal Enterprise Architect with Mutual of Omaha, Scott Hickey has been developing software for over 25 years and working with Java since 1998. He was the lead developer for the Groovy Eclipse Plugin. He also has served as president of the Omaha Java Users Group.


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Shaun Jurgemeyer



GR8Conf US Co-organizer


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Stephen V Pember



Steve is currently the CTO of ThirdChannel - a startup in Boston, MA - which crowdsources data from thousands of people through their smart phones and then presents that data through visualization and analytic tools in order to improve the operations of large product companies. There, he leads a team building a Reactive, Event-driven platform written mainly on the JVM.

He was formally a Principal Consultant with Cantina - a technology agency in Boston, MA, USA - which specializes in utilizing the forefront in web technologies to construct top-notch experiences. His passion lies in architecting and developing performant, scalable, full-stack systems for the web. He an avid fan of the Groovy language, is a past speaker at GR8Conf, and is the past organizer of the Boston Grails/Groovy & Spring User Group.


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Søren Berg Glasius



I am the co-founder of GR8Conf and your friendly organizer of GR8Conf Europe... In 2009 Guillaume Laforge and I founded GR8Conf. It was a gr8 success - with over 100 attendees from 17 countries around the world. Now seven years later, GR8Conf is still going stronger.

Besides doing GR8Conf, I work for OCI - the home of Grails, where I get to work with my passion: Groovy and Grails. I have worked in the Java world for over 13 years, and have a gr8 passion for Groovy, Grails, Griffon and the other gr8 technologies.


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Ted Naleid


Naleid Consulting LLC

I have been developing Grails applications for 6 years, starting with Grails 0.5. I'm the author of many popular grails plugins (including Redis, and Build Test Data) and have submitted accepted pull requests to both the grails-core and groovy-core projects. I run a blog at http://naleid.com.


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Zachary Klein


Object Computing, Inc

Zachary Klein is a member of the OCI Grails team, has been practicing Java web development for more than 6 years, and has been practicing React/Angular development for the past 2 years. Beginning as an independent consultant in 2010, he has worked in a wide variety of domains, including real estate, analytics, and e-commerce. Outside of the JVM and web dev space, Zachary has dabbled in iOS development, audio engineering, and *nix administration. He is the author of the Vue and React profiles for Grails, as well as a contributor to Grails Guides and other projects around the framework. Zachary's home base is in St Louis, MO., along with his wife, Beth, and two programming protégés (aka sons), John and Timothy.