Jerome Louvel is the CEO of Restlet and an expert in web APIs and REST. He is an engineer in computer science and management, graduate of Polytech'Montpellier (France) and started the open source Restlet Framework project back in 2005, as the first RESTful web API framework for Java. He was part of the JCP experts group who defined the JAX-RS API and has co-authored the 'Restlet in Action' book (Manning) and contributed to the 'RESTful Web Services' book (O'Reilly). More recently, he has created APISpark, a full stack PaaS for web APIs. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.