Speaker: Holly Cummins

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Full Stack Engineer, Building Quarkus @Red Hat, Former Lead Consultant

Holly Cummins is a Senior Principal Software Engineer on the Red Hat Quarkus team and a Java Champion. Over her career, Holly has been a full-stack javascript developer, a WebSphere Liberty build architect, a client-facing consultant, a JVM performance engineer, and an innovation leader.  Holly has used the power of cloud to understand climate risks, count fish, help a blind athlete run ultra-marathons in the desert solo, and invent stories (although not at all the same time). She gets worked up about sustainability, technical empathy, extreme programming, the importance of proper testing, and automating all the things. You can find her at http://hollycummins.com, or follow her on socials at @holly_cummins(@hachyderm.io). 

Find Holly Cummins at:


Zero Waste, Radical Magic, and Italian Graft – Quarkus Efficiency Secrets

What makes a platform efficient? Is it how quickly code executes, or is it how quickly developers can use it to solve problems? Quarkus makes both people and hardware more efficient. That’s cool, but how does it work?

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Tuesday Apr 9 / 03:55PM BST ( 50 minutes )


Mountbatten (6th Fl.)


Quarkus developer experience Java performance native