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Rich Hagarty
Rich Hagarty

IBM Dev Advocate

Rich Hagarty is a software developer and Developer Advocate at IBM, currently focusing on Java and Open Source related technologies. Based in Austin, TX, Rich has been active in the developer community for the past 7 years, working on cloud computing and AI technologies. He has created numerous learning paths, code patterns, articles, and videos - all to help developers understand and utilize IBM and Open Source technologies.

Java

Gen AI for Java developers – one step at a time

Should Java developers fear the constant barrage of AI related innovations that are either going to make their jobs obsolete, or turn them into prompt engineers? Perhaps that day is coming, but there are so many difficult issues that still need to be resolved before we can even contemplate that bleak future. Ignoring the fact that many developers have major concerns about the quality and robustness of AI generated code, companies first need to grapple with issues related to corporate governance, open source, software licensing, intellectual property, … and the list goes on. But maybe we can initially use Gen AI to do more mundane and routine tasks that can make our lives easier. Tasks like adding unit tests, documenting code functions and process flows, or adding metrics and tracing to our code. Other examples may be to upgrade to the latest Java version, or to help migrate from one Java runtime to another. Join us as we explore some of these “baby steps” that can actually help us be more effective Java developers.

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!

JConf.dev attendees

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

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!

JConf.dev 2024 team

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