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Java Deployment on the Cloud with Cloud Factory

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Tech Elevator is pleased to host Daniel Mikusa and Ryan Hall's presentation on Java in the Cloud.

Imagine you’ve written the next great Java app. It’s seriously going to change the world… or maybe your company… or maybe it’ll be the next Twitter or Instagram. But wait! How do you deploy it? It needs to be secure, it needs to scale and you need to iterate fast.

You could spin up a data center or rent hosts, but then you have to manage them. Install operating systems, install Tomcat and a JVM, and that takes time. Time where you’re not developing your app. Not to mention, are you doing it right? Did you secure everything? Did you configure TLS? What about ? Did you remember to patch for that?

Fortunately, there’s no need to do any of that. In this presentation, we’ll talk about how Cloud Foundry has you covered. Easy deployment. Easy updates. Everything configured and vetted by industry professionals. We’ll go through what you need to know to get started and demo just how easy it is to deploy & update your app when running on Cloud Foundry.


Daniel Mikusa has been a professional software developer since 2001, with experience building both telephony and web based applications based on open source solutions. In 2007, Daniel began to focus on developing enterprise web solutions using Java, Apache Tomcat and the Spring Framework. He is currently employed by Pivotal, working with Cloud Foundry as a Technical Support Engineer, where his focus is on providing enterprise-class support for customers using Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Web Services. Daniel has also been involved with the open source Cloud Foundry community helping out users on the mailing lists, Stack Overflow and by being the original author and a current contributor of the PHP build pack.

Daniel Mikusa is a Principal Software Support Engineer for the Pivotal, Inc. Daniel has been supporting Cloud Foundry users since 2013. Daniel attended college at Kent State University and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Ryan Hall has been developing software since 2007, starting his professional career in 2012. Initially starting on retail systems mainframe development with COBOL & JCL, then shifting towards a career in Java Web Development. After a few years in Java development, he moved on to Pivotal to work with Cloud Foundry as a Technical Support Engineer where he focuses on providing enterprise-class support for customers using Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Ryan has assisted in solving issues for many consumers of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and continues to do so by directly assisting customers, curating knowledge content, and training newer team members to continue providing quality support for Pivotal's customers.

Ryan Hall is a Senior Support Engineer for Pivotal. Ryan has been supporting Cloud Foundry users since 2015. Ryan attended college at Bowling Green State University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.


Tech Elevator is located inside the Baker Electric Building, Suite 140. Free parking will be available in the gated lot behind (south side) the building, accessible from East 71st Street. There is also a Health Line stop directly in front of the building at the corner of East 71st and Euclid Ave. Entrance is at the back of the building.