Meet the Object Computing Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut Team

Meet the Object Computing Groovy, Grails®, and Micronaut® Team

Our Grails and Micronaut development team, is lead by Jason Schindler with support from Micronaut Product Development Lead, James Kleeh, Grails Product Development Lead, Puneet Behl, and Groovy Project Lead, Paul King, along with 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.

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.

Jeff Scott Brown, Grails Co-Founder and Practice Lead

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, Graeme Rocher.

Jeff is a regular public speaker on Grails, Groovy, Micronaut, and other JVM-related technologies.

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Paul King, OCI Groovy Project Lead

Paul King

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.

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Puneet Behl, Grails Product Development Lead

Puneet Behl

Grails Product Development Lead

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.

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James Kleeh, Micronaut Product Development Lead

James kleeh

Micronaut Product Development Lead

James Kleeh, Principal Software Engineer at Object Computing, is the Micronaut Development Lead and a core member of the Grails team. James has been programming with Java and Groovy for ten years. He has deep knowledge of the full web stack, as well as a strong background in enterprise database solutions.

Before joining OCI, James spent many years working in the higher education industry. He is a key contributor to Grails and Micronaut and most recently created the new Micronaut CLI. Beyond the world of software engineering, James enjoys movies, games, and spending time with his family in Youngstown, Ohio. 

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Jason Schindler, OCI 2GM Team

Jason Schindler

2GM Team Manager

Jason Schindler is the 2GM Team Manager and a Partner at Object Computing. In college, a friend loaned him a copy of O'Reilly's Perl Cookbook so that he could develop automation software for the college radio station, and he has been writing software (both on and off the JVM) ever since. He is a believer in the power and necessity of open source software and systems and enjoys working with people to create new things.

Away from the keyboard, Jason enjoys spending time with his family, as well as pursuing his other passion: writing, playing, and performing music.

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Nirav Assar, Object Computing Grails & Micronaut Team Member

Nirav Assar

Nirav (pronounced Neeroh) 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.

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Luciano Belotto, 2GM team member

Luciano Belotto

Luciano (Luch) has worked in the software development field for more than twenty years. Since graduating from FIU with a B.S. in Computer Science, Luch has enjoyed delivering solutions in the aircraft maintenance industry to operators around the world. Luch is excited to bring his experience and his love for Grails/2GM to Object Computing and its partners.

Outside of work, Luch enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, paddle boarding, and bike riding.

Sergio del Amo, OCI 2GM Team Member

Sergio del Amo Caballero

Sergio 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.

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Guillermo Calvo, 2GM team member

Guillermo Calvo

Guillermo (pronounced GI[g]-JER[sey]-MO[re]) has been developing software professionally for 15+ years. However, his passion for coding started long before, when he first put his hands on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum (circa 1987). Since then, he's learned and leveraged several programming languages. He has a soft spot for C, although most of his experience has been in Java. He also has a knack for building tools and libraries to help fellow code monkeys.

Guillermo has lived in various cities and countries but is now back in his hometown, Zaragoza, in northern Spain.

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Scott DeVaughn, 2GM team member

Scott DeVaughn

Scott is a 2nd-generation programmer from Columbus, Ohio. While his father is fully immersed in the Microsoft programming ecosystem, Scott sought greener pastures in the JVM world. His love of Groovy led him to teaching a course in a Java Developers Bootcamp. Scott's consulting experience has offered him the opportunity to work with small businesses, Fortune 100 companies, and public sector entities.

In his spare time, Scott can be found upgrading his computer to get just a few more frames, modding his keyboard to get that perfect sound and feel, or attending tech conferences to stay up to date on the latest goings on in the industry.

Jesse Elliott, 2GM team member

Jesse Elliott

Jesse discovered his affinity for programming at age 13 when he taught himself Java in order to run servers for online games. He expanded his skills with formal computer science education at Bethany College in West Virginia and added the Grails framework to his skillset while working for a K-12 school district in Columbus, Ohio. Today, Jesse is proficient in Java, Groovy, Kotlin, JavaScript (browser and Node).

Jesse lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, daughter, and a cat. When he's not dabbling in new technologies and hacking on his Linux installations, Jesse enjoys video games, both as a player and a content creator. He also collects hot sauce, Coca-Cola memorabilia, and mechanical keyboards.

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Zachary Klein, OCI 2GM Team Member

Zachary Klein

Zachary (Zak) 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.

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Iván López | OCI 2GMTeam Member

Iván López Martín

Iván 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.

Iván 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.

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John Meyerin, OCI 2GM Team Member

John Meyerin

John started his career as a software developer in his teens through U.S. Air Force training. After a short career as an airman working primarily in Java web development, he studied math and computer science on the GI Bill. John's time in the private sector has also been focused primarily on Java development, which eventually guided him to Object Computing, where he has an opportunity to contribute to the JVM-based Grails and Micronaut frameworks.

In his free time John can usually be found working with local mutual aid groups, including STL Mutual Aid, A Red Circle, and Food Fight, or making an embarrassing effort to learn to tango.

Matthew Moss, OCI 2GM Team Member

Matthew Moss

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.

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Tim Yates, 2GM team member

Tim Yates

Tim got his start writing code for fun on a Dragon 32 (that's a TRS-80 for those of us in the United States) back in the 1980s with an extremely compelling incentive: for every game he wanted to buy, his dad required him to write one!

After earning his computing degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in the late 1990s, Tim started getting paid for his efforts, writing Java code for local councils, Genome browsers in Grails, statistical analysis packages in R, Groovy contributions, and big data solutions for AutoTrader UK. Immediately before joining the Micronaut team, he worked on Gradle Enterprise (Java 11 and Ratpack) as a senior software engineer.

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