Álvaro is a 38 year-old IT entrepreneur, based in Madrid, Spain. Founder and CEO at 8Kdata (www.8kdata.com), a database R&D company, he spends most of his time working on the ToroDB (www.torodb.com) project, the first NoSQL-on-SQL database, a MongoDB-compatible database that runs on top of PostgreSQL.
He is a passionate software developer and open source advocate. Álvaro is a Java software developer, member of JavaSpecialists.eu, but also a DBA, trainer and frequent lecturer at international conferences. He also founded the PostgreSQL Spanish User Group (www.postgrespaña.es), one of the largest PUGs in the world, with more than 700 members.
Álvaro is available at @ahachete (https://twitter.com/ahachete) and LinkedIn (es.linkedin.com/in/alvarohernandeztortosa).