As a Staff Engineer for Pivotal, Gunnar is a committer for Spring Cloud Data Flow and has also contributed to Spring Integration and Cloud Foundry.
For 6 years Gunnar was president of the Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG) and co-founded the DevNexus developer conference in Atlanta. This community-organized conference attracted 2000 attendees in 2017 and has grown to be the second largest Enterprise Java focussed conference in North-America. Over the years, Gunnar has presented numerous times at user groups and conferences, such as SpringOne. In March 2016, Gunnar was honored as Java Champion by Oracle.
A native of Berlin, Germany, Gunnar has been calling Atlanta (USA) home for the past 14 years and just recently moved to Hawai‘i. Having a deep affinity for Latin American culture, he enjoys the adventure of raising his children tri-lingually (English, German, Spanish). Read his blog at http://www.hillert.com and follow him on Twitter @ghillert.