Gunnar Morling is a software engineer and open-source enthusiast by heart. He is leading the Debezium project, a distributed platform for change data capture. He is a Java Champion, the spec lead for Bean Validation 2.0 (JSR 380) and has founded multiple open source projects such as JfrUnit, kcctl, Layrry, and MapStruct. Gunnar is an avid blogger and has spoken at a wide range of conferences like QCon, Java One, Devoxx, JavaZone, and many others. He's based in Hamburg, Germany.