Michael Minella

Michael Minella

Biography

Michael Minella is a software engineer, Java Champion, speaker, and author with over 17 years of enterprise development experience. He currently works for Pivotal as the project lead for the Spring Batch and Spring Cloud Task projects. Michael has spoken on a number of Java, Spring, and Big Data topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. Michael was a member of the expert group for JSR-352 (java batch processing). Michael is the author of Pro Spring Batch from Apress and the popular Refcard JUnit and EasyMock.

Outside of the daily grind, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys woodworking, photography and InfoSec hobbies.

Breaking into Open Source
We use it at work, we use it at home, in 2018 open source is all around us. Most of us only see the end result whither that be the apps we use or the binaries we import in our projects. This talk will give a behind the scenes look at all that goes into open source projects. Learn the differences between projects run by individuals, foundations and companies. Find out ways to contribute even if you're not a coder. Finally learn about some of the common processes and responsibilities associated with contributing to an open source project. Over the past 20 years open source has had a huge impact on the future of software development. It's been said the best way to predict the future is create it. Come find out how to be a part of the future today.
Batch Processing in 2019
In a world where stream processing and REST APIs get all the press, you may run across instances where batch processing makes sense. But what is batch processing? Why would you use it in 2019? How does Spring Batch help? This talk will walk you through all of that and more!