James is a member of the OCI Grails team, and has been programming with Groovy & Grails for more than 7 years. He has deep knowledge of the full web stack as well as a strong background in SQL database centric applications. James has many years of experience in the education industry and has worked with many of the technology companies near his hometown. His main contributions to Grails recently include the new GraphQL support. Beyond the world of software engineering, James enjoys science fiction, games, and spending time with his family in Youngstown, OH.