Torsten Curdt is a senior software developer. Just out of university he successfully co-founded a company which let him to contribute to open source. He was one of the core contributors of Apache Cocoon and also works on projects like Apache Commons. Today he is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation, part of several PMCs and active citizen of the general open source world. His professional development let him to work with large systems and big data as well as projects in the mobile space. Torsten is a published author and speaker at conferences.