SpringOne Tour

A series of two-day, live online events where your favorites from the community go in depth on different topics at the intersection of Spring and Kubernetes. Day 1 features a mix of presentations and interactive demos on Twitch. Day 2 includes hands-on workshops in groups, along with 1:1 interaction with an instructor.

Workshop attendees will receive special edition swag



Mar 10 2021

Day 1 Livestream

March 10 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM PT

Production is the happiest place on earth, but the journey there is long and few make it. TechRepublic estimated in 2008 that 68 percent of software projects fail, and there’s nothing funny about that, so we’re going to talk about something else. Join VMware developer advocates Josh Long, Mark Heckler, Nate Schutta, Paul Czarkowski, Cora Iberkleid, and Tiffany Jernigan as we build software with Spring Boot and then explore one of computing’s hardest problems (after vertical layouts in CSS): designing and deploying for production on Kubernetes. (And yes, that’s #booternetes.)

Day 2 Workshop

March 11 • 10:00 AM–1:30 PM PT

We’ll kick off the exciting second day of SpringOne Tour with a quick look at Kubernetes. We’ll cover the basic Kubernetes concepts you’ll need for the workshop, such as pods, deployments, and load balancing.

Then get ready to put your Kubernetes knowledge to practice in a hands-on workshop. We’ll cover tools and best practices for getting your Spring apps to Kubernetes quickly and easily. We’ll start at everyone’s (second) favorite place on the internet, start.spring.io, and walk through the process of creating new apps all the way through to automated deployments directly to Kubernetes. By the end of this session, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to target Kubernetes as your production environment.

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Josh Long

Josh (@starbuxman) has (officially) been a Spring developer advocate since 2010. Josh is a Java Champion, author of six books (including Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry (O’Reilly Media, 2017) and the upcoming (self-published) Reactive Spring, as well as the creator of numerous best-selling training videos, including Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons with Spring Boot co-founder Phil Webb. He is also an open source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti, and Vaadin), a podcaster (A Bootiful Podcast), and a screencaster.

Tiffany Jernigan

Tiffany is a senior developer advocate at VMware and is focused on Kubernetes. She previously worked as a software developer and developer advocate (nerd whisperer) for containers at Amazon. She also formerly worked at Docker and Intel. Prior to that, she graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in electrical engineering. In her free time she likes to spend time with her fiancé, family, and friends, as well as dabble in photography. You can find her on Twitter @tiffanyfayj.

Mark Heckler

Nate Schutta

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focused on cloud computing and building usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written multiple books and appeared in various videos. He is a seasoned speaker, regularly presenting at conferences worldwide, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, meetups, universities, and user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace (and evaluate) technical change. Driven to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate co-authored the book Presentation Patterns (O’Reilly Media, 2016) with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough. He also recently published Thinking Architecturally (O’Reilly Media, 2018), available as a free download from VMware.

Nate’s presentations cover a variety of topics, ranging from architecture fundamentals to mobile design, usability, cloud computing, JavaScript, and everything in between. His current slate of talks can be found in Talk Abstracts, however additional presentations can also be found at his NFJS Speaker Page. If you are interested in having Nate speak at your event, please reach out.

Cora Iberkleid

Cora Iberkleid is a Developer Advocate for Modern Applications at VMware, helping developers and enterprises navigate modern practices and technologies including Spring, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Tanzu, and modern CI/CD. Prior to that she was an Advisory Cloud Application and Platform Architect at Pivotal. She also spent nearly a decade at Sun Microsystems and Oracle, helping customers design and build enterprise integration applications.

Paul Czarkowski

Ryan Baxter

Exploring new languages, frameworks, and technologies, and then sharing what he’s learned, has always come naturally to Ryan. Even when it wasn’t his day job, Ryan has always been driven by his passion, spending his time and energy educating his friends, colleagues, or anyone else that would listen. Currently, Ryan is working as a software engineer as part of the Spring Cloud team. Ryan has a passion for sharing what he learns via social media, including Twitter and his blog, as well as in person at conferences. When he’s not coding, Ryan likes spending time with his daughter, ice fishing, running obstacle course races, and watching the Red Sox.

Tyler Britten

Mario Gray

Mario is a principal technologist at VMware with more than 20 years of experience in software development and software architecture. He is co-author of Pro Spring Integration (Apress, 2011). He’s helped organizations large and small build service-based architectures in a number of different runtimes and platforms over the decades, but adopting Spring in 2004, and using it whenever possible since, was a no-brainer that culminated in joining the Spring team in 2017. As a Spring developer advocate, Mario loves to engage and inspire developers and businesses in the Pivotal ecosystem.

Shawn Sherwood

Shawn is a software developer and application architect focused on cloud native architecture and application modernization. Shawn is currently working at VMware as a Tanzu Solution Engineer and is actively helping customers improve their application portfolio by migrating to cloud native platforms like Kubernetes. As a long-time advocate for the Spring Framework, Shawn has helped many organizations leverage Spring to enhance developer productivity and improve the path-to-production.