Meet the Gradle experts sharing their knowledge online and offline around the world!
Schalk is a specialist in optimising software delivery pipelines and has over 25 years experience in the industry. He has worked with many build and deployment tools in this time and has been involved with Gradle since the 0.8 release. He believes that Gradle is a key component of build and deployment strategies regardless of the development language. He has also writen one book on authoring Gradle plugins and is working on a new version.
Hubert Klein Ikkink
Hubert, also known as mrhaki, has been a Java developer since the early days of Java. He learned about Groovy many years ago, which sparked his interest in Gradle. He has written three books and a lot of blog posts about Gradle. Hubert likes to learn new things by writing blog posts as it forces him to think a bit harder about the subject. He works at JDriven in the Netherlands developing applications on the JVM for different clients.
James is a Principal Consultant at Improving in Plano, Texas. For most of his career, he has been focused on Java development, build automation, and DevOps in the travel and leisure industry. He can frequently be found answering questions on the Gradle Forums and discussing with colleagues how Gradle can improve developer productivity. When not coding, he also spends time handling video engineering for sporting events and enjoys skiing.
Björn has been a computer addict and developer since childhood and an Open-Source enthusiast for more than 20 years. He is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer. Björn is a contributor to many projects and maintains several others like jEdit, the Spock testing framework, and a setup-wsl GitHub action. He fell in love with Gradle in its pre-1.0 phase and maintains some Gradle builds in his day job. Björn is regularly active on the Gradle Community Slack.
Tony is a toolmaker with a special interest in the intersection between the build domain and the Android ecosystem. He is an active member of the Gradle Community Slack, a blogger, and the maintainer of a moderately popular open source Gradle plugin for dependency analysis. He enjoys helping others, and as often as possible riding long distances on his bicycle.
Lance Semmens is a senior developer with nearly 20 years experience developing JVM based applications, predominantly in banking and finance. Lance is an active member on the Gradle Forums and is passionate about test driven development and automation. As a contractor for a large part of his career, he has developed many different applications, both front and back end, and has been exposed to a wealth of frameworks, libraries and build tools.