As a Staff Engineer for Pivotal, Gunnar is a core committer for the Spring Integration and Spring Cloud Data Flow open source projects and has also contributed to the Cloud Foundry project. He has been a member of the Spring team for over 4 years. Furthermore, Gunnar was the the president of the Atlanta Java Users Group 2010-2016 and is co-organizer for the DevNexus developer conference that attracted 1800 developers in 2016. A native of Berlin, Germany, and after spending 15 years in Atlanta, Gunnar now resides in Holualoa, Hawai‘i.
If not playing with and learning the latest and greatest technologies, Gunnar is an avid gardener specializing in anything sub-tropical such as bananas, palm trees and bamboo. Furthermore, Gunnar has been learning Spanish for the past six years. He and his wife Alysa have one daughter and a son and are raising both tri-lingually (English, German, Spanish). As time permits, Gunnar blogs at: http://blog.hillert.com/.