Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, Oracle Code One and Devnexus. He frequently shares his knowledge and opinions on the Java Pub House and Java Off Heap podcasts. Bob is actively involved in the Chicago developer community as a Chicago Java User Group Board Member. Bob is a passionate member of the ASF and donates his time to Apache Felix and Apache Tika as a committer and PMC respectively. When not coding, Bob enjoys coaching football, robotics, and spending time with his wife and 4 kids.