Thriving in the cloud: Venturing beyond the 12 factors

Track: Cloud Technology
Abstract
Enabling applications to really thrive (and not just survive) in cloud environments can be challenging. The original 12 factor app methodology helped to lay out some of the key characteristics needed for cloud-native applications... but... as our cloud infrastructure and tooling has progressed, so too have these factors. In this workshop we'll dive into the extended and updated 15 factors needed to build cloud native applications that are able to thrive in this environment, and get hands-on with open source technologies and tools (including MicroProfile, Jakarta EE, Open Liberty, OpenJ9, and more!) that can help us achieve this.
Rich Hagarty
Rich Hagarty is a software developer and Developer Advocate at IBM, currently focusing on Java and Open Source related technologies. Based in Austin, TX, Rich has been active in the developer community for the past 6 years, working on cloud computing and AI technologies. He has created numerous learning paths, code patterns, articles, and videos - all to help developers understand and utilize IBM services, such as Watson Discovery and Assistant, IBM Cloud Pak for Data, as well as Red Hat OpenShift container security and deployment. Previous to IBM, Rich worked at HP, where he was a contributor to the OpenStack open source project, focusing on UI dashboards and storage device configuration. Rich's passion is to engage and share new and exciting technologies with developers.
YK Chang
Yee-Kang (YK) Chang is an architect and developer advocate on the IBM's Java application platform team. He works on Open Liberty and contributes to various OSS projects like Eclipse LSP4Jakarta and LSP4MP. YK is keen on how we can make life easier and better for developers.