Alvaro is a passionate software developer and agile enthusiast with over 13 years of experience. He started his career in 2001 coding in Perl and Java, but then quickly focused on Java EE, working for companies like IBM BCS, BEA Systems or Sun Microsystems.
He created his own company in 2005, Salenda, and since 2007 he specialised on Groovy/Grails, introducing them in Spain by founding Escuela de Groovy, the very first Grails company in Spain. Now he works as a Web Architect in Odobo, a Gibraltar-based startup with an "App Store"-like marketplace for HTML5 gambling games.
Alvaro is also a speaker at conferences like GR8Conf, GGX, Codemotion or Greach, and author of several Grails plugins like Spring Security REST.