Every greenfield project comes with the daunting task of actually getting started. The number of tool choices and libraries to pick from to get your project off the ground can be daunting. In this presentation, we will show you how to leverage the Spring Initializr integration with IntelliJ to kickstart your efforts. We will build a little microservice zoo using Spring Boot and Cloud to show how you might use these tools in a real-world scenario. Hope to see you there!