Andrus is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and a passionate open-source developer. He started programming in Java back in 1998, founding a number of open-source projects since then. It all started with Apache Cayenne, a thoroughly unconventional ORM. More recently he created LinkRest, a framework for model-driven REST data services and Bootique, a minimally-opinionated technology for building runnable Java applications. In his dayjob Andrus is an IT entrepreneur, running a great software company called ObjectStyle.