I've been asked to speak at GR8Conf this summer in Minneapolis, MN, July 29-31. I will be giving 3 talks:
1) Grails in the Enterprise - How to give your company a transition into Grails using the Struts plugin without rewriting everything. Giving a non-expensive path forward will really help you sell Grails to your organization when they know they won't need to re-write their entire application to start reaping the benefits.
2) Streaming Video with Grails - Pseudostreaming really, but there is some neat stuff to be done here with Grails that are no cost, cheap options to give you the ability to play video with the big boys.
3) Clustering Quartz (With Terracotta Open source edition) - I'll cover clustering in the old traditional sense with a simple database cluster, and go into using the free, open source edition of Terracotta to take it to another level.
I'm very excited for this honor and will do my best to give Grails developers the info they need to help make their lives easier (And more scalable!).
Look for more posts in the future, mostly with nice Grails and Groovy nuggets of wisdom I come across. There are many gotchas and quirks to work around I have run into, it's only fair to warn others of issues you may have to work around.