Our Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut (2GM) development team continually enhances these Open Source technologies, provides commercial support services, conducts professional technical training, and engages with the 2GM communities at conferences and events around the globe.
Meet the Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut Team
Grails and Micronaut co-founders Graeme Rocher and Jeff Scott Brown lead our Grails and Micronaut development team, with support from Groovy specialist, Paul King, and a dedicated group of skilled engineers and subject matter experts from around the world.
Contact us today to gain access to the architects and engineers who developed these frameworks and have spent their careers supporting and maturing them.
Grails & Micronaut Co-Founder & Project Lead
Graeme Rocher is a software engineer and professional open source contributor who created several popular open source projects, including Grails, GORM, and Micronaut.
Rocher was recently awarded Oracle's Groundbreaker Award for significant contributions to the evolution of software development. He currently leads the development of the Grails and Micronaut frameworks at Object Computing and has authored and co-authored several books, including The Definitive Guide to Grails 2 (Apress).
Jeff Scott Brown
Grails & Micronaut Co-Founder & Practice Lead
Jeff Scott Brown has been doing JVM application development for as long as the JVM has existed. He has spent most of the last decade focused specifically on work related to the Grails framework and, more recently, the new Micronaut framework. Jeff co-authored The Definitive Guide to Grails Second Edition and The Definitive Guide to Grails 2, in partnership with Grails co-founder and OCI Grails Team Lead, Graeme Rocher.
Jeff is a regular public speaker on Grails, Groovy, Micronaut, and other JVM-related technologies.
Object Computing Groovy Project Lead
Paul King has a passion for helping organizations embrace new technologies, harness best practices, and innovate. He has been contributing to Open Source projects for nearly 20 years and is an active committer on numerous projects, including Groovy.
Paul is a popular speaker at conferences around the globe, publishes in international software magazines and journals, and is co-author of Manning's best-seller, Groovy in Action.
Nirav Assar is an experienced Groovy, Grails, and Java developer and a professional consultant with a track record of successfully providing innovative enterprise solutions for clients. He is an active technical writer and blogger and an advocate of Agile methodologies, as well as best practices in Java and OO design.
Nirav has shared his insight and expertise at local Meetups and worldwide conferences, including Dallas Techfest, GR8Conf, and G3 Summit.
Nirav lives in Grapevine, Texas, with his three sons and devotes his free time to acting as a coach and soccer advocate for youth clubs in the Grapevine area.
Puneet Behl applies his enthusiasm for Open Source technologies, including Groovy, Grails, Docker, and Micronaut, to helping clients build robust and scalable software solutions. He has helped multiple projects transition to Grails 3 by migrating dozens of plugins to the framework.
Puneet has presented talks at software developer conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including GR8Conf EU, GreachConf, and Grails India.
Will Buck has contributed five years of Grails experience and three years of Angular experience to the collected pool of talented Grails and Micronaut developers. He hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, loves writing Spock tests, and enjoys engaging with Open Source technologies and communities, which is what initially brought him to the team.
When the time for software is done, Will enjoys hanging out at the playground with his wife and daughter, playing board and video games, and competing in Trampoline Dodgeball tournaments.
Sergio del Amo is an experienced web and mobile developer. He likes to create products, understand them, and evolve them, and he feels genuinely empowered by Grails and how succinct and powerful Groovy is. After 6 years contributing his expertise to Grails applications, Guides, plugins, and other related technologies, Sergio assisted the 2GM team in the development of Micronaut. In 2020, Sergio earned his AWS Cloud certification and committed himself to learning Alexa inside-out in order to help make Micronaut the best platform on which to develop Alexa experiences.
Since April 2015, Sergio has been the author of Groovy Calamari, a weekly newsletter about the Groovy Ecosystem: Grails, Geb, Gradle, and Ratpack.
Dean Del Ponte has been developing with Grails since the Grails 1.0 release (2006) and has worked in a multitude of industries, from manufacturing to medical systems. Dean is a full stack developer who enjoys working with any Open Source tech stack that includes the JVM. He is passionate about agile development methodologies and has successfully introduced agile development practices to organizations, conducted agile development training, led outsourced development teams, and run successful development projects.
Jack Frosch is a seasoned software developer, architect, and mentor with expertise with a variety of technologies, including Groovy, Grails, and Java. He is also a ScrumMaster and founder of several Java User Groups.
When he is not contributing his coding skills to Grails and Micronaut development, Jack is a husband, father, and dog lover who aspires always to be a better person today than he was yesterday.
James Kleeh has been programming with Groovy and Grails for more than six 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 Angular profile and scaffolding.
Beyond the world of software engineering, James enjoys science fiction, games, and spending time with his family in Youngstown, Ohio.
Zachary Klein has been practicing web development since 2010 and front-end development since 2015. He's a contributor to both the Grails and Micronaut frameworks, as well as an instructor in Object Computing's training practice.
Zachary lives in St Louis, Missouri with his wife, Beth, and three children.
Iván López is a software engineer and systems administrator with 15 years of experience. He discovered Grails 8 years ago, and since then, he develops almost exclusively using Groovy. He is the creator of a number of Grails plugins, including Postgresql-Extensions and Slug-Generator. He's also the coordinator of the Madrid Groovy User Group (@MadridGUG), the organizer of the Greach Conference, and a frequent speaker at conferences, including SpringOne 2GX, GR8Conf, Greach, GGX, Codemotion, GeeCon, Spring IO, RigaDevDays, and JavaCro.
Matthew Moss has experience in many web-rooted technologies and a long history with C++, where he has contributed to a variety of projects, most notably Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Cindy Turpin has a great affinity for the Spring framework, and since every Micronaut and Grails project is a Spring project, she hopes to contribute much to the team.
Cindy lives in the Kansas City metro area with her handsome software developer/photographer husband Lee and two adorable cats – Gypsy and Mardi Gras. A maker by birth, away from the keyboard, she can be found creating – knitting, crocheting, crafting ... or trap shooting – because it's also fun to break things sometimes.
Holly returns to software engineering after a 25 year “break,” during which she raised a family and homeschooled 5 children. Armed with 21 years of homeschooling kids and 9 years of experience developing software, Holly approaches problem solving with a unique perspective.
Back in the workforce, Holly has updated her skillset through a combination of on-the-job training, formal schooling, and self-directed learning. She is currently diving further into Java, microservices, frontend stuffs, and Micronaut.
In her free time, Holly can be found scuba diving or hanging out with her crazy family and wonderful husband.