InspireHour — Networking w/ Inspire11 feat. JVM on Kubernetes Lightning Talk

Illinois Java Users Group Chicago
Illinois Java Users Group Chicago
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During these times we are all looking for ways to stay connected. InspireHour is simply that. It's an hour for you to network with your peers and talk about what's going on in your industry. So grab your favorite beverage and join us!

This month, we'll join up with Inspire11's InspireHour and we'd like to invite you to join us to network and learn more about Kubernetes. Our featured guest Andrés will kick things off with a lightning talk around Kubernetes Native Integration Pipelines in 3 lines of Groovy with Camel-K. Following the talk we will have casual networking with the community using Zoom breakouts.

5:00-5:05pm.: Arrival
5:05-5:10pm.: Kick off
5:10-5:25pm.: Featured Guest
5:25-6:00pm.: Networking

Featured Guest:
Andrés Olarte — Strategic Cloud Engineer, Google Cloud

Andrés works as a Strategic Cloud Engineer for Google Cloud, helping organizations become cloud native. A Java code monkey at heart, he has previously worked for The Nerdery, ModernizingMedicine and DotCMS. Andrés blogs at and you can follow him on twitter @aolarte.

Your hosts:
Michael LaPlaca — Corporate Recruiter, Inspire11

Michael is a Corporate Recruiter with Inspire11. He has 6 years of experience working in recruiting and has has really enjoyed being an integral in growing the Digital Practice at Inspire11. In his free time Michael enjoys cooking, riding his bike on the lakefront path (when it's open) and skiing. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and will tell anyone in earshot how much he loves it.

Gregg Walrod — Engineering Manager, Inspire11

Gregg is a proven business leader that focuses on employee and client experiences. He is currently the Engineering Manager at Inspire11, where we believe change and disruption are guaranteed. As the Engineering Manager, he supports all of the engineering practice and is committed to developing and growing the practice. Over his 16-year career in business services, he has held many leadership roles, most recently leading the engineering team at Nerdery and previously leading the Geek Squad team in China. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid music lover, plays hockey, loves to travel abroad with his partner Mia, and is a proud puppy parent to Patronus.

About Sponsor:
At Inspire11 ( we believe change and disruption are guaranteed. We partner with organizations to become those changes’ agents and disruptors by helping them combine strategy, digital tech and data analytics to drive business outcomes.