Gradleware Announces Premier Gradle Event: Gradle Summit 2013

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Gradleware CEO Hans Dockter to Keynote Gradle Summit 2013, the Premier Gradle Conference, to be held in Santa Clara June 13-14

Gradle Summit 2013

Gradle Summit 2013

Gradle Summit is a unique opportunity for new users to accelerate their introduction to Gradle, and we have some great presenters from Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn who will present real-world use cases.

Gradleware, the Build Automation company, today announced the opening of registration for Gradle Summit 2013, the only conference focused on Gradle and the ecosystem of tools it supports. Gradle Summit 2013 will be held on June 13th and June 14th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hans Dockter, CEO of Gradleware and creator of Gradle will deliver the opening keynote address.

“We’ve seen a tremendous increase in Gradle adoption over the past year and there’s a real demand for information. It’s time to bring the Gradle community together and provide a conference for both users and developers,” said Dockter. “Gradle Summit is a unique opportunity for new users to accelerate their introduction to Gradle, and we have some great presenters from Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn who will present real-world use cases.”

The two-day conference presented by both Gradleware and No Fluff Just Stuff includes three separate session tracks with presentations for all levels of Gradle users ranging from new users to advanced users as well as content for plugin developers. Technical sessions from Gradleware developers including Adam Murdoch, Luke Daley, Szczepan Faber, Rene Groeschke, Peter Niederwieser, Peter Walker, Tim O’Brien, and Daz DeBoer will be presented alongside case studies from a small sample of Gradleware’s partners and customers including:

  • Xavier Ducrohet, the Android SDK Lead at Google, who will discuss Gradle, why it was selected as Google’s tool of choice for Android, and how users can use Gradle to build applications for a range of tablets, phones, and other Android-based devices.
  • Jens Pillgram Larsen, manager of Multiproduct Tools at LinkedIn, will discuss LinkedIn’s new Gradle-based approach to building an Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture.
  • Carl Quinn, Senior Engineer at Netflix and Java Posse Member, will discuss how Netflix uses Gradle to manage dependencies.
  • Fred Simon, Chief Architect at JFrog, will discuss how Gradle enables continuous delivery of both Artifactory and JFrog’s Bintray, a social platform for storage and distribution of software libraries

Gradle Summit is co-sponsored by both Gradleware and No Fluff Just Stuff and will be co-located with the Bay Area Software Symposium allowing attendee access to both conferences. Jay Zimmerman, NFJS Symposium Series Director, on Gradle:

“We organize over 30 conferences a year, and at each No Fluff Just Stuff event we see a consistent level of interest in Gradle as a build automation solution replacement for a company’s convoluted Ant or overly-complex Maven build. Our attendees have always been attracted to tools that embrace the mantra of power through simplicity, and Gradle brings just that.”

Gradle has experienced two years of sustained growth seeing a 300% increase in downloads in 2012. With approximately one million visits and over three hundred thousand unique visitors to in the past year, Gradle is poised to cross the one millionth download milestone in 2013.     Gradle’s relevance to a wide developer audience includes both Oracle’s estimated 9 million Java developers worldwide as well as developers who use Gradle to automate multi-language and cross-platform builds involving Scala, C/C++, and Javascript among other technologies. As more developers are asked to develop and automate builds to support the rapidly expanding Android market, Gradle’s position as Google’s tool-of-choice for Android development ensures an acceleration of growth throughout 2013 and into 2014.

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About Gradleware

Gradleware is the company behind the award-winning Gradle open source build system. Gradleware streamlines enterprise software automation and helps companies accelerate their time to market with an array of products and services including: commercial support, enterprise automation implementation, automation assessments, and training for Gradle and the ecosystem of tools it supports.

Founded in 2009 by Hans Dockter and Adam Murdoch, Gradleware’s singular focus since its inception has been on developing intelligent solutions for enterprise build automation that focus on the unique requirements of building software at scale. Gradleware has offices in the U.S., Germany, Australia, Poland and Austria.

The award-winning Gradle build system has been selected as Google’s tool-of-choice for Android SDK development and is used by a growing number of companies and projects including Orbitz, Netflix, LinkedIn, SpringSource, Carrier, DHL Global Mail, Siemens, Software AG, EADS, Thales, Hibernate, Grails, Groovy, and the Spring Framework.

About No Fluff Just Stuff

Since 2001, the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Tour has delivered over 300 events with over 47,500 attendees. NFJS is known for its attendee centric approach, excellent speakers and technically rich presentations which cover the latest trends within the Java Ecosystem and Agility space.

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