Rob is Senior Director, Engineering at Skyscanner where he leads developer enablement and platform engineering.
Before joining Skyscanner Rob was CEO at Skipjaq, leading a team working on the cutting edge of machine-driven performance optimisation.
Rob is well known as a co-founder of SpringSource, the software company behind the wildly-successful Spring Framework. At SpringSource he was a core contributor to the Spring Framework and led the team that built dm Server (now Eclipse Virgo). Prior to SpringSource, Rob was (at the age of 19) co-founder and CTO at Cake Solutions, a boutique consultancy in Manchester, UK. A respected author, speaker and teacher, Rob writes and talks frequently about large-scale systems, cloud architecture and functional programming. His published works include the highly-popular Spring Framework reference “Pro Spring”.