Speakers

Spring & Pivotal Experts

Josh Long

@starbuxman

Josh Long is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of five books (including O'Reilly's upcoming "Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry") and three best-selling video trainings (including "Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons" w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).

Mark Heckler

@MkHeck

Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, and published author focusing upon software development for the Internet of Things and the Cloud. 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 a frequent open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog.

Kenny Bastani

@kennybastani

Kenny Bastani is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. As a passionate blogger and open source contributor, Kenny engages a community of passionate developers on topics ranging from graph databases to microservices. Kenny is a co-author of the O’Reilly book, Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry.

James Weaver

@JavaFXpert

James Weaver is a Java developer, author, and speaker with a passion for helping Java to be increasingly leveraged in rich-client and and cloud-native applications. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an Advocate and Principal Technologist, James speaks internationally at software technology conferences about Java and Cloud Native development.

Nate Schutta

@ntschutta

Nate Schutta is a solution architect focussed on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java 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. Most recently, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Mario Gray

@mariogray

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.

Ryan Baxter

@ryanjbaxter

Ryan Baxter is currently a Software Engineer at Pivotal. 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 (http://ryanjbaxter.com), 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.

Pieter Humphrey

@pieterhumphrey

Pieter Humphrey has been in Java middleware industry for 17 years, working in development, marketing, sales, and developer relations to advance Java technology in the enterprise, across companies like BEA, Oracle, VMware, and Pivotal. His current role is focused on Spring and Cloud Foundry, but he has years of working with application development tools in both enterprise and open source, speaking at events like Sun Tech Days, Oracle and BEA developer roadshows, JavaOne, and SpringOne2GX.

Matt Stine

@mstine

Matt Stine is a 17 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O’Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast. Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT “doesn’t have to suck,” and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies, but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity.

Scott Frederick

Scott Frederick is a Sr. Software Engineer at Pivotal, working on Spring Framework and Cloud Foundry open-source and commercial projects. Scott has been using Java, Groovy, and Spring since the early days of each of these technologies, to solve real-world problems. Before joining Pivotal, Scott spent many years in the travel and transportation industry.