Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Spring Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog ( and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@mkheck).

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

Montreal 2018 sessions

Reactive data: Stop blocking with Spring Data & Reactive DBs

English session - Beginner

Reactive programming is a great tool for the skilled developer, enabling us to deliver more scalable, resilient, & responsive services...but only if we leverage the reactive model throughout the entire stack!

Using Spring Data & your favorite NoSQL data store, you can exploit the full power of reactive systems, all the way to the metal. The presenter compares reactive support for several DBs, then *live codes* real-world examples.

Services Assemble! How to Create Microservices Without Chaos

English session - Beginner

Learn how to use proven patterns & OSS to rapidly build a robust portfolio of microservices that provide a solid foundation for your dynamic & growing microservice architecture. This session addresses service configuration, registration, load balancing, routing, async, & more. The presenter will demonstrate how to develop, secure, & effectively manage microservices using OSS tools employed by Netflix to keep movies streaming globally 24x7.

Montreal 2017 sessions

Vancouver 2016 sessions

Montreal 2016 sessions