Kevin is a software engineer and developer advocate at Red Hat who is on a mission to supercharge developer joy and productivity using Open Source as the guiding light. He is a frequent conference speaker, talking mostly about Java, Quarkus and Cloud Native Development & Deployment practices.
Kevin previously worked as a (Lead) Software Engineer at a variety of organizations ranging from small startups to large US enterprises and even the Belgian public sector.
In his free time you can find Kevin somewhere in the wild hiking, gravel biking, snowboarding down mountains or packrafting (up and) down WW rivers.
Come to this session to learn how to build Java applications with ease and joy using Quarkus; work with Dev Services to develop with external dependencies such as databases or Kafka clusters; and containerize and deploy applications to a (provided) Kubernetes cloud sandbox environment.
A little bit of basic knowledge of Java is helpful for this session, but no further familiarity with Quarkus, Kubernetes, containers or Kafka is required.
After this session, the audience should come away with inspiration to build modern Cloud Native applications with Java and Quarkus, and have fun doing so!
Progressive delivery is the next step after Continuous Delivery to test your application in production before it becomes fully available to all your user bases.
Embrace GitOps and Progressive Delivery with techniques like blue-green, canary release, shadowing traffic, dark launches and automatic metrics-based rollouts to validate the application in production using Kubernetes and tools like Istio, Prometheus, ArgoCD, and Argo Rollouts.
Come to this session to learn about Progressive Delivery in action using Kubernetes. And to have some fun as well as we release a car racing game you can participate in 🙂