Martin Gontovnikas

Martin Gontovnikas is a software engineer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s an IT enthusiast who started programming at the age of 12, when he decided that this was going to be his life. Martin is passionate about technology and he always keeps up to date with everything regarding IT.

He started as a .NET programmer and converted into Java early on as he saw that most of the open source and the greatest technology contributions were in this area. He continued working on this while trying JavaScript, Ruby, and Scala later on. After learning about Rails, he started to look for a framework that could be as good and productive for the JVM, as it is written from scratch and more robust.That’s when he discovered Play! 1 and Play! 2. He started working with these two with Java as well as Scala, and hasn’t looked back since.

He has worked in several well-known companies in Argentina such as Globant and ZauberLabs. Lately, he’s been working for a new startup called Aquicore with Play! 1 and 2. He’s also working as a freelance Scala consultant for companies starting to use this language. Martin is a proud member of JUGAR, a Java User Group in Argentina, and he’s also one of the founders of the Play! Framework Group in Argentina.

In his free time, Martin likes to post on his blog (http://www.blogeek.com.ar), create and experiment with Open Source (http://www.github.com/mgonto), and he also loves watching TV shows and hanging out with friends.

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