Billy Korando Presents: Extending Spring Boot for the Enterprise

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IBM Chicago Innovation Center

71 South Wacker Drive 6th Floor · Chicago, il

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Enter the building from either 71 South Wacker Dr, or 70 South Franklin St. Sign in at the Security Desk, then proceed to the 6th Floor IBM Conference Center.

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We are excited to have Billy Korando back at CJUG again!


Spring Boot has been an incredibly successful at reducing the time and complexity of spinning up new projects. However enterprise demands often cause Spring Boot projects to become bloated, out of date, and have inconsistent implementations, leading to them being difficult to maintain both for the teams responsible for a project and from an enterprise level of ensuring projects properly implement features like security, logging, database connectivity, and other common concerns.

In this presentation we will look at some of the underlying philosophies of Spring Boot and see at how to apply them to the enterprise. Specific topics include creating customs starter libraries, BOMs, and easing project initialization steps all with the goal of reducing developer toil and frustration while ensuring consistent behavior across large enterprises but not blocking experimentation. If your organization has been struggling with bloated poms, projects full of dead code, and long pipelines from project conception to deployment to production this is a presentation you will definitely want to check out.


Billy is a developer advocate with IBM and has over a decade of experience. Billy is passionate about finding ways to reduce mental capacity waste from tedious work; such as project initiation, deployment, testing and validation, and so on through automation and good management practices. Outside of work Billy enjoy traveling, playing kickball, and having his heartbroken by cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.