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
You’ve arrived at production, the happiest place on earth! But as you’re finishing up your celebratory cup of coffee, management bursts through the door: “We have new requirements!” And so the cycle continues; change the only constant.
In this episode, learn how to safely modify your code through testing, so you can take your application from check-in to “hey, check that out!”
Join us for a hands-on session covering unit and integration testing techniques using Spring Boot, API contracts, database schema management, and testcontainers, followed by a Kubernetes-native build & deploy supply chain powered by kpack and ArgoCD. You’ll have your own test environment so you can follow along as we work through the deployment of a microservice-based application.
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.
Angie Jones is a Java Champion and Senior Director who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on angiejones.tech, and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University.
As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.
Bella is a Pair Programming and TDD advocate, who enjoys crafting tests with a sufficient amount of cat references in them. She has worked on dozens of applications across industries like Healthcare, Insurance, Financial Services, and Retail. With experience in both green field and brown field projects, Bella is passionate about Extreme Programming, Evolutionary Architectures, and Domain-Driven Design. As a member of the Spring Cloud Commercials team, she currently focuses on delivering a reliable, secure, off-the-shelf Spring Cloud experience to Tanzu cloud developers.
Whitney traveled the scenic route but is absolutely chuffed to have found her way to Kubernetes and cloud technologies. She began her professional career as a fine artist before owning her own photography business for over a decade. Then, after a year-long tour playing keys and singing harmonies in the band Mutual Benefit, Whitney went back to school to learn full-stack web development. Shortly after graduation Whitney was employed by IBM as a cloud developer, using none of the skills she had just learned at school. However Whitney quickly developed an insatiable appetite for all things cloud, and a passion for teaching others as she acquired knowledge herself. She has made many light board videos for IBM Cloud, from topics ranging from creating a Pod in Kubernetes, to event-driven architecture, to cloud-native API solutions. At VMware Whitney’s contagious excitement drives her to continue to explore, collaborate, teach, and play!
Madhura Bhave is a software engineer at VMware on the Spring Boot team. Before joining the Spring Boot team, Madhura worked on the UAA (Authentication and Authorization component for Cloud Foundry).
Olga Maciaszek-Sharma is a software engineer in Spring Cloud Team at VMware, where she works primarily on Spring Cloud LoadBalancer, Spring Cloud Contract (of which she was the first user and one of the first contributors), Spring Cloud OpenFeign and Spring Cloud Netflix projects.
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.
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 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.
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.
Author of books on testing and video courses. Lead of Spring Cloud Sleuth, Spring Cloud Contract projects at VMware.
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.