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Distributed Systems With Mark Heckler

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12:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

Distributed Systems With Mark Heckler

In this episode

Have you ever watched Bob Ross start with a blank canvas at the beginning of an episode and wondered how he ended the show with all of those happy little trees? You are not alone.

This session is a guided, live-coding tour of select Spring technologies with an eye toward production: Spring Boot, database access, Java, Kotlin, REST APIs, template engines, imperative, reactive…so many brushes to choose and use!

This session will be a guided tour of several key Spring technologies with the goal of exploring and understanding how they fit together, pros and cons, and options you have at hand to deliver robust production systems. Come to the session and bring your brushes! Let’s build systems.


Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler is a software developer and Spring developer advocate at VMware, conference speaker, published author, and Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the cloud. His latest book, Spring Boot: Up & Running! (O’Reilly Media, 2021), is available for early access now and is scheduled for publication February 2021.

As an engineer and an MBA, Mark has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries as well as various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. He is a committed open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog and an occasionally interesting Twitter account.


Bob Brindley

Bob Brindley travels the world spreading the good word according to Tanzu and Spring to any and all that will hear.

He has been a developer advocate for five years and still smells terrific.

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.

Paul Czarkowski

Paul Czarkowski is a long-time practitioner of the dark arts of DevOps. Hailing from Australia, he moved to Austin,Texas to help build and run one of the largest and most successful online games. Now at VMware, Paul works to improve the operator experience by taking cloud native software development concepts and applying them to operations to create platforms that reduce toil and improve software delivery.