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Brian Sam-Bodden
Brian Sam-Bodden

Senior Developer Advocate at Redis

Brian Sam-Bodden is a senior developer advocate at Redis as well as an author, instructor, speaker, and open source contributor and Java Champion who has spent over twenty years crafting software systems. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University in computer science and physics. Brian is a frequent speaker at user groups and conferences nationally and abroad and is the author of “Beginning POJOs: Spring, Hibernate, JBoss and Tapestry”, co-author of the “Enterprise Java Development on a Budget: Leveraging Java Open Source Technologies” and a contributor to O'Reilly's “97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know”.

Artificial Intelligence

LLMs and Spring: Building Smart Chat Applications with Redis

Generative AI and the emergence of LLMs are radically changing content retrieval and generation industries. Using a combination of Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, foundation Machine Learning models (GPT and friends), and vector databases, chat-driven smart applications are changing the landscape of modern apps. This presentation explores the Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) approach, which leverages semantic search to dynamically infuse factual knowledge into a large language model (LLM) prompt. This technique enables contextual augmentation of the LLM, enhancing its performance in various tasks such as answering questions, summarizing content, or generating new content. Redis, a vector database and full-text search engine, enables RAG workflows. In this session, we'll explore building RAG applications using Redis and Spring Boot.

September 24-26, 2024
Dallas, TX Courtyard Dallas Allen

LONE. STAR. JAVA.

A community Java conference is coming to Dallas!
A three day event diving deep with experts from across the Java and Cloud ecosystem.

5 Tracks 50+ sessions 5 workshops

A premium Java, Cloud and Big Data conference at a community conference price!

Expert speakers including Java Champions, community contributors & open source commiters

Lots of opportunities to network with speakers and attendees!

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Individual Conference Pass

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Conference + Training - September 24-26

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Conference Only - September 25-26

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Conference + Training - September 24-26

Schedule

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

TimeRoom 1Room 2Room 3Room 4Room 5
8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM

Keynote

10:00 AM

Trash Talk - Exploring the memory management in the JVM

Gerrit Grunwald

Clean code, is it really worth it? A story of monsters, heroes and victories

Jonathan Vila

Building a custom AI chatbot with Spring Boot, React, and LangChain4j

Marcus Hellberg

Are Your Microservices Small Balls of Mud?

Hugh McKee

Building data pipelines with open source

Rustam Mehmandarov
11:00 AM

Morning Break

11:30 AM

To Java 22 and Beyond!

Billy Korando

Apache Maven 4 is Awesome

Chandra Guntur

Codebase Resurrection: Revive and Refactor with AI

David Parry

Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Profiling with Java Flight Recorder, Mission Control and Cryostat

Jeremy Davis

Developer’s Guide to Test-Driven Development and Approval Testing

Burk Hufnagel
12:30 AM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Hidden security features of the JVM - everything you didn’t know and more

Steve Poole

Harmony in Innovation: Building Stronger Engineer-Product Relationships

Erin Geoghan

Gen AI for Java developers – one step at a time

Rich HagartyDana Price

The Wild West…East, North and South: Multi-Region Java Apps in the Cloud

Denis Magda

Erin S session TBD

2:30 PM

Afternoon Break

3:00 PM

Java cloud-native shoot-out: InstantOn vs CRaC vs Native Image

Rich Hagarty

Universal API Development with DataFlow

Timothy Spann

Spring into AI: Building Intelligent Applications with Spring AI

Dan Vega

Navigating the Observability Landscape: From Serverful to Serverless with OpenTelemetry Journey

Daniel Oh

One Does Not Simply Query a Stream

Viktor Gamov
4:00 PM

Craft Fully Open Imperative and Reactive Cloud-Native Microservices

Emily Jiang

The Unseen Script: Documentation in Software Engineering

Valerie Gurka

Pass or Play: What does GenAI mean for the Java developer?

Jennifer Reif

Death to the Monolith

Cody Frenzel

Venkat session TBD

5:00 PM

Moving Java Forward Together

Sharat Chander
5:30 PM

Conference Reception

Thursday, September 26

2024 Workshops

Full-day, deep dive, hands-on workshops

Get a full day of training on these topics from industry experts!

Choose your ticket

Ticket fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, conference reception, tshirts, and entry into our mega raffle prizes and more!

Individual Conference Pass

Conference Only - September 25-26

Individual Workshop/Conference Pass

Conference + Training - September 24-26

Group (5+) Conference Pass

Conference Only - September 25-26

Group (5+) Workshop/Conference Pass

Conference + Training - September 24-26

Sessions

JConf.dev 2024 sessions

Many more sessions to be announced soon!

Timeline

  • January 1

    2024 Kickoff

    Call for Papers, Early Bird tickets sales (first 100 only, then prices +$100), sponsor sales, scholarship program all open

  • January 31

    CFP Close

    CFP Closes

  • March 1

    Speakers Announced!

    Speakers announced, regular ticket sales

  • July 1

    Late ticket sales

    Late ticket sales, order now to get a swanky badge and tshirt

  • September 24

    Workshop day!

    JConf.dev 2024 starts with workshop day

  • September 25

    The big show!

    JConf.dev 2024 begins!

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