Spring Boot Omakase: A fast-paced "chef’s choice" dive into fun & useful topics!

October 21–22
Mark Heckler, Greg Turnquist, Violeta Georgieva and Dave Syer

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Spring Boot has revolutionized the Java space and continues to do so, evolving constantly to increase developers’ superpowers and advance the state of production-grade software development.

Presenting a dynamic technology before vastly different audiences often limits what can be proposed & presented. Let’s fix that!

This session is an omakase, a "chef’s choice" of key points and latest/coolest capabilities for developers in the Spring Boot ecosystem. Known by French chefs as m’étonner ("Astonish me!"), the goal is to combine useful patterns and new possibilities in one fast-paced live-coding adventure from which everyone leaves with something tasty to chew on. Come for the apps, stay for dessert, leave satisfied & excited for the next "course" of production software!

Day 2: Spring Boot Teppanyaki

A grill-side chat with the chefs of Spring Boot including: Greg Turnquist, Violeta Georgiva, and Dave Syer. The team will discuss all spring Spring Boot and answer any questions you may have.


Mark Heckler


Mark Heckler is a VMware 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.

Greg Turnquist


Greg works on the Spring team as a principal developer at VMware. He is a committer to Spring HATEOAS, Spring Data, Spring Boot, R2DBC, and Spring Session for MongoDB. He also wrote Hacking with Spring Boot 2.3 and Packt’s bestseller Learning Spring Boot 2.0 2nd Edition. He co-founded the Nashville Java User Group in 2010 and hasn’t met a Java app (yet) that he doesn’t like.

Violeta Georgieva


Violeta Georgieva works at VMware and is Reactor Netty lead committer. She is a member of The Apache Software Foundation, a long-time Apache Tomcat committer, and a contributor to various OSS projects (Spring Framework, Netty, CF Java Buildpack etc.). Her passion is to provide technologies which will help web application developers to create scalable and resilient solutions.

Dave Syer


Founder of Spring Cloud, Spring Boot, Spring Batch, lead of Spring Security OAuth, and an active contributor to Spring Integration, Spring Framework, Spring AMQP, Spring Security. Experienced, delivery-focused architect and development manager. Has designed and built successful enterprise software solutions using Spring, and implemented them in major institutions worldwide.