Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler (@MkHeck) is a Pivotal 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 various private & public sector organizations to develop & deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (

Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.

Montreal 2017 sessions

Microservices Minus the Hype: How to Build and Why

English session - Beginner

Let's examine the ups & downs of adopting a microservices architecture and why, in most cases, the pros outweigh the cons. The presenter will discuss & demonstrate how to build & integrate microservices using popular open source tools. Risks & mitigation strategies will be discussed & shown, including load balancers, circuit breakers, tests, & other mechanisms at your disposal to increase software quality.

More Human Interfaces: Developing Wearable & Alexa Voice UIs

English session - Beginner

The presenter discusses and demonstrates how to develop wearable applications using C/JavaScript for the Pebble smartwatch and voice-enabled applications for the Amazon Alexa product family to interact with and control cloud applications.

End users expect more than a web-based control panel. Come to this session to learn how to increase your app's reach and overall value to your company, users, and customers!

Vancouver 2016 sessions

Montreal 2016 sessions