Álvaro is a passionate software architect and agile enthusiast with over 14 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, Salenda, in 2005, and since 2007 has specialised in Groovy/Grails, introducing them in Spain by founding Escuela de Groovy, the very first Grails company in Spain. He now works at OCI, the company behind Grails; he is a member of the Grails team at OCI, a Grails committer, and also supports the Spring Security plugins.

Álvaro is a speaker at conferences like GeeCON, JavaLand, JavaZone and Codemotion http://lanyrd.com/profile/alvaro_sanchez/. He has also written several Grails plugins, including Spring Security REST, which provides stateless, RESTful, token based authentication for Grails using OAuth 2 and JWT http://github.com/alvarosanchez

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Álvaro is a passionate software architect and agile enthusiast with over 14 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. After working at Odobo (a Gibraltar-based startup with an “App Store"​-like marketplace for HTML5 gambling games), now he works as Application Architect at 4finance IT.

He is a speaker at conferences like GeeCON, JavaLand, JavaZone and Codemotion (http://lanyrd.com/profile/alvaro_sanchez/). He also has written several Grails plugins, including Spring Security REST, which provides stateless, RESTful, token based authentication for Grails using OAuth 2 and JWT (http://github.com/alvarosanchez).