Ken Rimple
co-author of Spring Roo in Action

Ken Rimple is the author (with Srini Penchikala, and contributions by Gordon Dickens) of Spring Roo in Action, published by Manning Publications ( Ken created and leads the Education Services team for Chariot Solutions, which delivers training and mentoring in a wide variety of subjects including Spring, Maven, Groovy/Grails, Rails, and Scala. He is a certified VMware and Sonatype instructor and heads Chariot’s partner relations with training vendors. Working with Java since the 1990s, Ken is fluent in Spring, Hibernate/JPA, various web frameworks including Spring MVC and WebFlow, and Grails. Ken has co-chaired several Chariot conferences, including ETE 2009 and 2010, Cloud-Con East in 2008, and the Philly Grails Conference in 2009. He is also the host and creator of the Chariot TechCast podcast series (, which aims to deliver information about projects and developers in the open source community both here in Philadelphia and internationally as well. Ken has a wife, four children, two dogs and a dull headache.