Ryan Vanderwerf

Ryan Vanderwerf

Biography

Ryan Vanderwerf is a developer on the Grails and Micronaut team at Object Computing, Inc. Previously, he was chief systems and software architect and director of products at ReachForce, where he helped design and build a Grails, Groovy, and AWS Cloud SaaS solution for marketing data management, and lead architect at Developerprogram.com, where he built a SaaS solution that allows rapid deployment of developer program portals for all kinds of companies. He has helped maintain various Grails plugins, built Java- and Linux-based webcasting for events such as SXSW, and built telecom software and SaaS systems for the financial sector. Ryan is cochair of the Austin Groovy and Grails User Group in Austin, TX, and coauthor of Effective Gradle Implementation.

Building Grails Apps or Google Cloud
This talk will cover the basics of using Google cloud to build and deploy your Grails application. You will learn to use some basic services such as BigTable, Compute and Pub/Sub.
$Getting Paid$ - Working with Ethereum with Micronaut and Grails
Working with blockchain is all the rage these days. A lot of the guides and examples to use it are not in JVM based languages. I'll show you how to get started building in conducting transactions in Micronaut and Grails, and how Ethereum and smart contracts work and how to create them.
Micronaut and Alexa
The Amazon Echo is more than a home toy - you can have the real star trek experience in your home with hooks into home automation platforms, streaming music, news, help you cook, tell you jokes, etc. Now let's use Micronaut to build Alexa Skills! I will go over how to make them in two ways, via Micronaut web app and via functions with AWS Lamba. You can use Groovy, Java or Kotlin for both of these approaches! I will bring one to demonstrate some fun things you can do with it. I'm sure if you don't already have one you'll be hacking away as soon as you get home.