This year’s two-day virtual event promises a blend of new faces and fan favorites. While some presenters join us from the local tech community, others are visiting from around the US, speaking on the topics shaping our industry. We encourage speakers to push the limit, but also strive to provide accessible content for a variety of user levels.
In 2019 Chicago jumped from 18th to the 6th highest-ranked innovation hub in the world due to rapidly growing unicorn startups, education and training opportunities, and proximity to other leading tech communities in the US Midwest. This is an opportunity to learn from, and interact with, the top minds in Chicago’s cloud computing revolution.
[this year’s event is completely virtual, but we still celebrate Chicago’s spirit of innovation]
Each year the Chicago Cloud Conference attracts an audience looking to enhance skills by learning from proven industry leaders. Speakers engage the most difficult topics facing tech professionals and enthusiasts, providing insight about how to push the boundaries of cloud computing.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @venkat_s.
Derek is a senior technology expert with over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of technologies and industries. Derek is currently a Principal Cloud Architect at Asperitas Consulting. Derek is focusing on microservice architectures, cloud computing, and migrating applications to the cloud. Derek’s approach allows companies to increase speed to market while also increasing application availability. Derek routinely speaks at JavaOne, DevNexus, the Chicago Coders Conference, and many others. Derek’s books include the “The Java EE Architect’s Handbook” and “Microservices for Java EE Architects”.
(@starbuxman): Josh is a Spring Developer Advocate at Pivotal. Josh is a Java Champion, author of 5 books (including O’Reilly’s “Cloud Native Java: Designing Resilient Systems with Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, and Cloud Foundry”) and 3 best-selling video trainings (including “Building Microservices with Spring Boot Livelessons” w/ Phil Webb), and an open-source contributor (Spring Boot, Spring Integration, Spring Cloud, Activiti and Vaadin).