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

Booternetes II: The YAML Strikes Back

Booternetes II: The YAML Strikes Back

May 12 2021

Day 1 Livestream

May 12 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM PT

As Luke took his first steps into a larger world at the start of his Jedi training he realized he was part of a larger system, the Force. In this installment of SpringOne Tour, we’re going to teach our cloud native Spring Boot applications how to wield the Force by building on abstractions that know about and incorporate Kubernetes itself.

On day one, join VMware Tanzu team members Josh Long, Mario Gray, Tiffany Jernigan, Dave Turanski, Chris Sterling, Nate Schutta, and special guest Joe Beda, co-creator of Kubernetes, for Booternetes II: The YAML Strikes Back.

Day 2 Workshop

May 13 • 10:00 AM–1:30 PM PT

Join Tanzu team members Cora Iberkleid, Ryan Baxter, David Turanski, Jonatan Ivanov, and Ivan Tarin for an interactive workshop on where you’ll learn to apply some of these concepts in practice.


Joe Beda

Joe helped start the Kubernetes project (http://kubernetes.io) to manage clusters of compute containers. Before that, Joe founded Google Compute Engine and was the lead engineer for the project. Previous, Joe worked on the Google ads system to build tools to help advertisers pick the right keywords and bids, connect Google services to the public telephone network (PSTN) and defining and launching Google Talk.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Sterling

Chris has an extensive technology, process, and consulting background and brings his experience and deep passion for software development into his daily work. Chris published the book Managing Software Debt: Building for Inevitable Change with Addison-Wesley in 2010 to provide a framework for teams and organizations to assess and manage debt in their software systems. He has spoken at many conferences and user groups on topics such as continuous delivery, software architecture, technology management, Lean and Agile processes, and Lean Startup. Chris has taught the “Advanced Topics in Agile Software Development” class at the University of Washington in the Agile Developer Certificate extension program. Chris has also successfully supported the efforts of organizational change, Lean, Agile, and Continuous Delivery across multiple verticals with organizations in range of 10 up to 800 people.

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.

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.

David Turanski

David is a senior IT professional with proven leadership in enterprise and software architecture, full life-cycle development, systems integration and project management. He’s demonstrated proficiency in Internet and large-scale distributed systems architecture, service oriented and message oriented architecture, software process methodologies. He has developed solutions for retail, health care, financial services, aerospace, transportation, and telecommunications industries. He is currently a Spring Framework committer.

Jonatan Ivanov

Jonatan Ivanov is an enthusiastic Software Engineer working in the Spring Cloud Team, one of the leaders of the Seattle Java User Group, speaker, author, certified dragon trainer. He has hands-on experience in developing and shipping innovative, production-ready software for industry-leader companies. He likes Distributed Systems, Production, Open Source, Math, Linux, Cloud environments; he is passionate about the Java Ecosystem and the Java Community. He is an Open Source contributor, writes a “develotters”-focused blog (https://develotters.com), sometimes can be found on Twitter(@jonatan_ivanov) and in the Seattle area but he is originally from Hungary.

Ivan Tarin

Ivan has been in the tech industry for a couple of years, having previously worked as a developer and now as an associate product marketing manager, which sees him using demos at conferences to teach technologies to users with varying levels of skill . He also writes guides, authors blogs, and produces videos for VMware and the open source community. Currently, he is learning Kubernetes, container technologies, developer and cloud platforms, and application performance monitoring. For fun, Ivan sometimes looks into ML, mobile apps, and scripting. He lives in Colorado and loves music, art, nature, and of course his family and his dog. If you want to reach him, give him a shout-out on Twitter @IvanTarin2.