Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler is a software developer & Principal Cloud Developer Advocate for Java/JVM Languages at Microsoft, conference speaker, Java Champion, & Kotlin Developer Expert focused on developing production-ready software at velocity. He has worked with key players in numerous industries to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author of Spring Boot: Up and Running ( and can be found on Twitter @mkheck.

Montreal 2022 sessions

Give Kotlin the Boot? Kotlin vs. Java with Spring Boot

English session - Beginner

Life is filled with tradeoffs, but life is better when you know the tradeoffs *before* making important decisions, and this session demonstrates some of those. As both a Java Champion and Kotlin Developer Expert, the presenter loves both children equally, but not in the same ways. Come to this session to see several places in which your choice of language could result in either promise or pitfall. All examples will be coded live & in real-time!

Spring Cloud in the Cloud for Frictionless Microservices

English session - Beginner

Learn how to leverage proven patterns & OSS to build a robust portfolio of services that provide a solid foundation for your dynamic & growing microservice architecture, then learn how to make the cloud do it for you with tools that support & enable those patterns. The presenter will demonstrate how to develop, deploy, and manage apps using Spring Cloud and Azure, but all concepts and constructs shown apply to various frameworks/cloud platforms.

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