Scale Your Developer Career & Java Apps - FREE All Day Workshop Oct 2nd

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10111 Richmond Ave

Houston, TX 77042

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Bruno Souza and Otavio Santana will be giving a free one-day workshop for developers in Houston on October 2nd! If we have enough attendees, we may be able to have parallel workshops happening at the same time! The list of workshops we will vote on the day of the event are:

Bruno's Talks:

Stop Feeling Stuck! Design Your Developer Career and Overcome the Plateau

So many cool new technologies at events and blogs! But back to real life, you feel you are not learning enough. You don’t expect to use this cool stuff anytime soon. You feel stuck or bored, even stagnated. You’ve hit a career plateau. This may not be as bad as it sounds, though: boredom is a symptom of growth, not of failure. But either you solve it or it will crush you! You can use your experience to design your career and push it to the next level. In this interactive session, you’ll get a chance to discuss your real-life situation so you can create opportunities, improve your projects, and achieve career freedom.

Be the Leader of Your Developer Career

Leadership is not about knowing the way; it’s about taking responsibility to find the path. Whether you are formally tasked with leading a team or just want people to trust your judgment, being a true leader will push your career forward and get you onto a path to success. This session will answer your questions and help you become a leader. Learn how to start now, no matter your official position in the company; what the correct leadership skills are; and how to acquire them. Stop feeling adrift. Start leading and forging your own path.

Be a better Java developer, learn faster and get more results: it's all about the skills!

"Struggling to keep up with technology, or feeling overwhelmed with so many things to learn? Do you feel you are a competent developer, but you don't see the results in your career? Maybe you feel like you don't belong or that you are not good enough?

Those are common symptoms, you are not alone! This talk will show you what's behind those feelings, why you can't keep up, and how to solve that. Come learn what the last 10 years of brain science has shown about our career and what the best developers do differently. Discover the exact skills you need to have to grow, and how to apply them in your project today. Become a better Java developer, create unlimited growth and forge your own path to success."

The Java Developer Career Workshop: work on the best projects and with the best teams

"Being a “rockstar” or a “celebrity” developer is not about being popular or giving presentations at big events. What sets those developers apart is the work they do on innovative projects and initiatives. By working with other great developers, they create a positive feedback loop that lifts their career into the stratosphere. Which comes first? Do great developers work on great projects, or are they made great by the projects they work on?

On this interactive Java Developer Career Workshop you will improve the traits and skills that set “rockstar” developers apart. Together we will create the #1 thing that will start you into this positive feedback loop. You will understand the proven science of being an expert and how to apply to software development. And you will know exactly what you need to do to work on great projects (and why that does not means changing jobs!). Let’s also discuss what is going on in the Java world, and what are new technologies trends and opportunities.

We are in the best career in history. Don’t set yourself to be a mediocre developer: work on the best projects and with the best teams and become the developer you deserve to be!

Speakers Workshop

Have you solved a problem or learned a new thing before? So, you do have a story and a presentation that can help others!

But... Have you ever considered how much it can help your career?

In this workshop, you will learn how to transnform what you know in valuable results for you and for people around you.

- Your Message

- becoming a recognised authority

- creating a message that changes lives

- How to Go Deep in your Message

- strategies for creating content

- Step up Your Sharing

- stage secrets of the evangelists

- slides, live coding and other styles

- The Help of the Community

- events

- meetups

- Promoting Transformation

- content that sticks

- writing books, articles and more

- Expand Your Reach

- growing an audience

- webinars

- videos and youtube

About Bruno Souza

Since 1995, Bruno helps Java developers improve their careers and work on cool projects with great people! Java Evangelist at ToolsCloud and Leader of SouJava, the Brazilian Java Users Society, Bruno discuss Java and the Software Developer Career in his project.

Otavio Santana's Talks:

Build, run, and scale your Java applications end to end

This presentation will talk about a solution to the continuous deployment cloud hosting solution that can scale applications from the smallest projects to those handling millions of visitors. It is ideal for agile software teams because of its unique feature: it can replicate a live production cluster in seconds and create byte-level clones of throwaway dev and staging environments, which makes testing and validation 90% faster.

Jakarta EE Meets NoSQL at the Cloud Age

Let’s be honest: the amount of data collected by applications nowadays is growing at a scary pace. Many of them need to handle billions of users generating and consuming data at an incredible speed. Maybe you are wondering how to create an application like this? What is needed? What benefits can you take from this reality to your project? This session shows how Jakarta EE can meet these needs when you’re working with NoSQL databases in the cloud. It’s the same approach used by some of the biggest companies in the world to store, analyze, and get results from really crazy amounts of data. No matter your project size, you can take it to the next level today.

Modern Data Streaming and Processing with Apache Kafka and NoSQL

Modern microservice-based architecture needs to exchange data in a fast and reliable way. The use of distributed streaming platforms such as Apache Kafka makes the job easier, but it’s often not enough. Applications also use NoSQL databases to store information that comes from multiple sources, so it makes perfect sense to use Kafka and NoSQL to create a distributed streaming and processing pipeline between applications. This hands-on lab explores such an architecture, deploying applications with Oracle Cloud and Jakarta EE technologies - Oracle NoSQL, Kafka, and JNoSQL - that are used to connect to the database and receive Kafka messages as CDI events.

Jakarta NoSQL: Meet the first Jakarta EE specification in the Cloud

Jakarta NoSQL is the first specification of the new era of Java EE now in the Eclipse Foundation home as Jakarta EE. The goal of this specification is to ease integration to Java applications with a standard API that supports more than 30 NoSQL vendors and rising. This presentation will show Jakarta NoSQL with MongoDB and introduce an easy way to move your application to the cloud age.

About Otavio Santana

Otavio Santana is a passionate software engineer focused on Java technology. He has experience mainly in persistence polyglot and high-performance applications in finances, social media, and e-commerce. Otavio is a member of both Expert Groups and Expert Leader in several JSRs and JCP executive committee. He is working on several Apache and Eclipse Foundation projects such as Apache Tamaya, Eclipse JNoSQL, Eclipse MicroProfile, JakartaEE. A JUG leader and global speaker at JavaOne and Devoxx conferences. Otavio has received recognition for his OSS contributions such as the JCP Outstanding Award, Member of the year and innovative JSR, Duke’s Choice Award, and Java Champion Award, to name a few.


First part: 9 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch: 12:30 PM - 1 PM

Second Part: 1 PM - 3 PM

Lunch and Venue Sponsor: Improving

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 300 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.

Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.

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Houston, TX 77042

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