Hans Dockter is the founder and project lead of Gradle, an open source build system. He works as an independent consultant and as a trainer for Skills Matter, a UK based training company. Hans teaches Patterns, TDD and Domain Driven Design. In the past years he has worked as a Senior Developer for Krugle and Volkswagen. In the early days he was also a committer for the JBoss project and founded the JBoss-IDE.