Nikhil Nanivadekar is a Director and Senior Principle Architect in Application Development, BNY Mellon. Nikhil has more than 7 years of experience building mission critical applications for financial institutions. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, he was a Vice President in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs Engineering. Nikhil was selected as a 2018 Java Champion, is an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and is the active project lead for the open-source Eclipse Collections framework. He is a regular on the speaker circuit and hosts several workshops at prestigious conferences teaching robotics for kids such as JCrete4Kids, JavaOne4Kids, and Devoxx4Kids. Nikhil holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, and a Master's of Science in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in robotics and controls from the University of Utah.