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  • Alvaro Sanchez-Mariscal: My application as Groovy/Grails champion


    My name is Alvaro Sanchez-Mariscal, you can read more details of my profile at LinkedIn.

    I created my own software development company, Salenda, in 2005. We started using best of breed technologies at the moment: Java EE with Spring, JPA, Struts 2. But then I discovered Grails, and decided to stop having a pain in the ass when developing software projects.

    I started using Grails in 2007, and in 2009 I created a joint venture to deliver Groovy/Grails services in Spain: Escuela de Groovy. That was the very first company in Spain focused on Groovy/Grails. I used Escuela de Groovy as a marketing vehicle to promote the technologies by sponsoring developer events. We invested +60K euros in conferences like Spring I/O (+400 attendees) and Greach (+100). Me and my employees were also speakers at many other conferences, spreading Grails knowledge all over Spain.

    I also was one of the co-founders of the Madrid Groovy/Grails user group. Actually, the meetup account is sponsored by Escuela de Groovy.

    Apart from developing software projects in Groovy/Grails, I have been also instructor of Groovy/Grails training courses. I have done close to 500 hours of training so far.

    I try also to contribute to the Grails ecosystem. Basically, reporting bugs and creating plugins:
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    So basically Groovy/Grails ruled my work since 2007, and I hope to be at SpringOne 2GX to keep improving.
    Last edited by alvaro.sanchez; Jun 25th, 2013, 04:37 AM.