Join us at Microsoft JDConf 2022

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Good news, our call for speakers has been extended through April 8!

We’re also excited to announce the first three accepted sessions:

  • Cloud Native Java with Josh Long, Cloud Developer Advocate at VMware
  • Integration Test Driven Java Development in the Cloud – with Codespaces and Testcontainers! with Kevin Wittek, Testcontainers Maintainer & Software Engineer at AtomicJar
  • Delivering your code to the cloud with JFrog Artifactory and GitHub Actions with Melissa McKay, Developer Advocate at JFrog and Brian Benz, Cloud Advocate and Java Champion at Microsoft


Microsoft’s mission is to empower every developer on the planet, and this includes Java developers! Not only are we building tools and services like Visual Studio Code, GitHub, and Azure Spring Cloud, we’re also part of the Java Community Process, supporting the Eclipse Foundation, and contributing to OpenJDK. We use Java ourselves running millions of JVMs in production—from LinkedIn and Minecraft to Azure Big Data services and Yammer. As a member of the Java community, we want to run a community event to encourage best practice sharing and interaction. We invite you to join us for Microsoft JDConf on May 4-5, 2022.


What is Microsoft JDConf?

Microsoft JDConf is a virtual, Java focused conference where developers can come together to share interesting topics and stay engaged. JDConf started in 2020 and we saw an amazing turnout. We want to keep the engagement going and provide a place to learn more about the latest Java cloud development trends, best practices, tips, tricks, and more. Some of the topics you can expect at this year’s event include:

  • Architecture: Effective application design, best practices, cookbooks
  • Development tools: IDEs, build and automation, testing
  • Frameworks: Spring, Jakarta EE, Micronaut, Vert.x, Grails, JHipster, etc.
  • Java in the cloud: Running Java apps in the cloud, containers/Kubernetes, PaaS, Serverless, etc.
  • Java language: Core Java, JDK, platform, JVM languages, etc.
  • Observability and performance: Performance monitoring, tuning, diagnostics
  • Open source and community: Open source projects, OpenJDK, community organizations
  • Security: Keeping applications and data secure
  • Stories: Customer stories, developer stories, interesting case studies


When is it?

JDConf will run as three blocks over two days—May 4-5—to include speakers and attendees from around the world. No content will be repeated during the broadcast, and all content will be available on demand after the event. These are the three blocks:

  • May 4, 2022 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT / 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM UTC
  • May 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT / May 5, 2022 2:00 AM – 5:30 AM UTC
  • May 5, 2022 at 2:00 AM – 5:30 AM PDT / 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


How can I participate?

In addition to attending, you can also present! One of our goals is to highlight Java experts and showcase the great work that’s going on across the Java community. To support this, we invite you to submit session topics for consideration. You can submit these types of sessions that align to one of the topics above:

  • Regular session (25 minutes): This is the standard session format for the event.
  • Lightning talk (5 minutes): This is an opportunity to submit short, recorded videos that will air between blocks and be promoted via our social channels.

All sessions are virtual, and we strongly encourage live presentation for regular sessions. All lightning talks are pre-recorded. Session confirmations will be sent by April 11, 2022.


When and where can I find out more about JDConf 2022?

Visit the event site for the latest event information. The full conference agenda will be posted in early April. Have an urgent question or want to learn more about the call for speakers? Reach out to us at


How can I learn more about Java at Microsoft?

We’re glad you asked! Here are a few resources:


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