Spring Connect Cincinnati

January 15, 2020  •  Cincinnati

Event Overview

Spring Connect brings top Spring Advocates to Cincinnati. The Spring technology stack powers some of the most demanding, mission-critical enterprise and consumer-scale web workloads in today’s world. At this one day event, you will join users of Spring - Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Spring Data, Spring Batch, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud Data Flow, Spring Security, Spring MVC, Spring Web Flow and more. You'll also learn about both traditional and modern, Cloud-Native Java from the source.

We will also apply these learnings by providing the opportunity for actual hands-on development by Pair Programming with Spring and Customer team members to build a Spring application and deploy to Production! We will have Pairing Stations in the afternoon in ½ hour increments where you will learn Spring Cloud-Native development, TDD, CI/CD, and enjoy the magic of the one button “push to production” experience!

When not participating in the pairing session, you will get to experience valuable facetime with expert Pivotal speakers Nate Schutta, Mario Gray, and Mark Heckler, as they discuss Spring and facets of modern application development during the Pivotal Conversations session. Pivotal Conversations is a simple meeting format where attendees will break into smaller groups and have candid conversations about topics that our speakers have composed, based on the talks they gave earlier in the day.

Space is limited so please register today as well as confirming your participation in the afternoon Pairing Station session.


8:30-9:30am Breakfast & Networking
9:30-10:30am Responsible Microservices with Nate Schutta
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:15pm Drinking from the Stream: How to Use Messaging Platforms for Scalability & Performance with Mark Heckler
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Bootiful Testing with Mario Gray
2:00-4:00pm Pivotal Conversations: "I'm an Architect, now what?" and "Spring Tips"
2:00-5:00pm Pairing Stations
4:00-5:00pm Cocktail Reception & Networking


Nathaniel Schutta
Developer Advocate, Pivotal
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. Nate 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 dynamic languages. Driven to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.
Mario Gray
Principal Technologist, Pivotal
Mario Gray is currently a Principal Technologist for Pivotal. Mario has worked in software for startups and large financial services enterprises alike working across the stack from server/network design to application design. He's professionally written software to entertain, bring people together, and drive businesses using technologies like Linux/Solaris, SQL/NOSQL, AWS/SALT, Spring/J2EE. Mario is confident that the future of cloud computing belongs to Pivotal and the Spring team for some time to come. A longtime open-source champion, Mario is co-author of Apress’ Pro-Spring Integration, as well as a contributor to the Spring and Integration projects.
Mark Heckler
Spring Developer Advocate, Pivotal
Mark Heckler is a Professional Problem Solver and Spring Developer & Advocate at Pivotal, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (https://www.thehecklers.com) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).


Thank you!

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We look forward to you joining us.


538 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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