John Engelman

Chief Software Technologist
6 years at Object Partners
15 years of Technology Experience

John is a Chief Software Technologist & Principle Consultant who focuses on build automation, deployment, and cloud architectures. His strengths include superior troubleshooting and problem solving skills, excellent repertoire with customers and management, the ability to absorb and apply new technologies and methodologies quickly, a take charge initiative, and the tenacity to do things right. He’s worked positions across the entire SDLC including design, implementation, test/verification, and support. While the Java & Groovy is his strongest area, John works across the entire technology stack including database, application, and user interface, and in multiple languages including Ruby, Go, and Python.

John is an active member of the Groovy, Grails, and Gradle ecosystems, and has contributed a number of patches for those projects. He has also authored a number of plugins for both Grails and Gradle that he actively maintains. John is a regular user group and conference speaker including regular appearances at GR8Conf US and Gradle Summit.

John is currently consulting for a number of clients helping them with cloud based architectures and continuous delivery pipelines. He is actively contributing to the Terraform infrastructure management tool and integrating Java, Groovy, and JS applications with cloud resources such as Amazon and containerization tools such as Docker and Rancher.

Managing Rancher container platform with Terraform

This blog post was originally posted at Infrastructure as code is a practice of codifying and automating the deployment and management of infrastructure with tooling. This allows for testing, reviewing, approving, and deploying infrastructure .. READ MORE

A Tour of Build Scans on

This year’s Gradle Summit was recently held and if you weren’t there, you missed out on some pretty exceptional talks. The videos will be posted in the future to Gradle’s YouTube channel, so you’ll be .. READ MORE

Gradle Summit 2014 Recap

2014 saw the 2nd annual Gradle Summit hosted by No Fluff Just Stuff and the Gradleware team in Santa Clara, CA. This was my first year attending and I will definitely be back. Jay Zimmerman .. READ MORE