Jennifer “Jenn” Strater is an experienced software engineer with a passion for developing applications using new and innovative technologies, contributing to projects including Spring REST Docs, Codenarc, Apache Groovy, and Gradle, and sharing knowledge about technology. As a conference speaker, she has made appearances at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, SpringOne Platform, JFokus, Devoxx Belgium, and many others. Her strong ties with the developer community including running the Groovy Community Slack Team and leadership experience within several organizations including as a founder of GR8Ladies (now GR8DI) make her a better Developer Advocate.
She is currently working as a Developer Advocate for Gradle GmbH in Berlin, Germany. Previously she was a Senior Software Engineer for Zenjob and from August 2016 until May 2017 Jenn was a master's student at the Technical University of Denmark(DTU) studying static analysis and compilers with a focus on Groovy with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Prior to her return to graduate school, she worked for Object Partners, a consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN. She was also a software engineer at the healthcare communications division of Altegra Health in Minneapolis, MN. Other previous positions include web development at GroupDCA, a PDI Inc Company in Parsippany, NJ. Her interests include web application development especially in the field of HealthCare. For now, you will see her at tech events and conferences around Europe, but she hopes to return to Minneapolis one day.
Feel free to contact her about speaking opportunities or open-source side projects in Groovy, Grails, Gradle, or any other technology listed on her LinkedIn profile. She is also always available to connect for advice, mentoring, or networking. Lastly, this isn't updated very frequently so please follow her on twitter @codeJENNerator for the latest announcements.