Meet the First Round of Speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024: Where Java, Cloud, and AI Come Together

Asir Selvasingh

Mark Heckler

We are excited to announce the initial lineup of speakers for Microsoft JDConf 2024, the highly anticipated virtual Java developer conference. This event, scheduled for March 27-28, 2024, will bring together the realms of Java, Cloud, and AI. JDConf is poised to be a center for the latest in technology, offering opportunities for all developers to learn and network.

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First Round JDConf 2024 Speakers and Sessions 

Check out the selection of our speakers who will share invaluable insights blending Java, cloud computing, and AI into an integrated, forward-looking narrative.

  • Alina Yurenko: “Fast And Lightweight Spring Boot Applications With GraalVM” – Dive into building native Spring Boot apps with GraalVM for improved performance.

  • Brian Benz & Daniel Oh: “Empowering Quarkus Applications with AI and OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes” – Explore the integration of OpenTelemetry in Java applications and the use of AI in Kubernetes.

  • Josh Long: “Bootiful Spring Boot 3” – Explore the new capabilities of Spring Framework 6 and Spring Boot 3, including GraalVM-native images and new observability layers.

  • Loiane Groner: “From Zero to Java Hero: Visual Studio Code Mastery” – Transform into a Java hero with a hands-on session on Visual Studio Code, covering intelligent code completion, local development, and more.

  • Lize Raes: “Build an AI-powered Customer Service Assistant in under 5 minutes using LangChain4j” – Create an AI-powered Customer Service Assistant using LangChain4j, showcasing rapid AI service development.

  • Mark Heckler: “Paving a Painless Path to Production AI in your Java Applications” – Dive into AI integration using Spring Boot, Java, and Azure OpenAI, demonstrating a painless path to AI in Java applications.

  • Mark Pollack: “Spring AI: Streamlining Java Enterprise AI Development and Deployment” – Learn about integrating AI seamlessly into enterprise applications using the Spring AI framework.

  • Reza Rahman: “What’s Coming in Jakarta EE 11?” – A forward-looking session on the evolution of Jakarta EE and how to contribute to its development.

  • Theresa Mammarella: “Cache Me If You Can: Speed Up Your JVM With Project Valhalla” – An exploration of Project Valhalla’s impact on the Java ecosystem and its potential to enhance JVM performance.

  • Yoshio Terada: “Leveraging Generative AI for Java Service Enhancement” – Discover how Java-based services can utilize generative AI, focusing on practical implementations and responsible AI.


Join us at Microsoft JDConf 2024 for an enriching experience at the intersection of Java, Cloud, and AI. Secure your spot by RSVPing at Your registration grants access to live streams, on-demand sessions, and a wealth of resources. Stay tuned for more announcements about exciting sessions and speakers. Be part of a community that is shaping the future of technology and gain invaluable insights from industry leaders. Follow the event at #JDConf and visit for latest agenda and schedule.


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