Virtual Payara Conference: Full Schedule

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Our pioneering virtual business and technology conference will take place on December 14th.  Gain unique insight into Jakarta EE from the best in the business!

We have designed the programme to cater to all levels of Jakarta EE knowledge - learn as a leader! The day-long program has a focus on educating Java professionals and business leaders about the power and potential of Jakarta EE. 

The conference is totally virtual, so you can join from anywhere in the world. You can also pick and choose which sessions to join, and all those who registered will be able to access recordings to watch at their leisure.

Read on for the full schedule...


All times GMT (Recordings Available)

11:00 AM: Opening KeynoteSteve Millidge

Steve Millidge, Payara CEO, CTO & Founder

Steve Millidge is not only Payara CEO, CTO and Founder but a Project Lead for EclipseJakarta EE. Therefore, he is the perfect person to kick off a day of Jakarta EE insight and expertise! Join the keynote for his overview of the day’s highlights and get excited for what’s to come.

11:45 AM: Payara Roadmap Overview
Louise Castens, Payara Senior Product Manager, and Jakarta EE ExpertLuqman Saeed

As 2023 draws to a close, Payara Senior Product Manager Louise will reflect on the year and look ahead to what you can expect from our entire suite of Payara products in 2024. What is the future for Payara Community, Enterprise and Payara Cloud? She will cover Java 21 compatibility, the upcoming Jakarta EE 11 and our plan for support, and more. Ask your questions and get a clearer picture of the Payara Platform. 

Louise CastensLuqman Saeed


12:45 PM: Customer Success Story - Why is a Migration from WebLogic to Payara Server a Smart Business Decision?

CDL, Insurance Software Leaders 

CDL provide software for some of the UK’s biggest insurance retailers. They chose to move to Payara as part of a wider cloud migration project and have never looked back!

1.30PM: Jakarta EE: Success of Open Source development with Eclipse FoundationTanja Obradovci

Tanja Obradovic, Jakarta EE Program Manager at the Eclipse Foundation 

The future of enterprise Java application development is in good hands with Jakarta EE!  Success of any open source project comes with strong community involvement excited about the technology advancement. In this session you will learn why and how to become part of the Jakarta EE and Eclipse Foundation community. This presentation will provide you with key insights into the industry-wide, open source collaboration to modernize Java enterprise.

2.10PM: Customer Roundtable Discussion 

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Wondering about Payara Enterprise? Jakarta EE expert and Service Team Manager at Payara Fabio Turizo hosts a discussion with Payara key customers. They will discuss their use of Jakarta EE for large scale applications, offering tips and tricks. Join to learn about how diverse, successful businesses all leverage Java for enterprise.

3:20PM: Jakarta EE 11: Going Beyond the Era of Java EEMichael Redlich

Michael Redlich, Java Champion, Lead Java Queue Editor at InfoQ

Since its introduction in 2018 as Jakarta EE, the platform has evolved from: Jakarta EE 8, an open-source version of Java EE 8; to Jakarta EE 9, the "big bang" release; to Jakarta EE 10 that introduced the Core Profile.

Jakarta EE 11, scheduled for a GA release in 1H2024, will introduce new specifications, provide updated specifications, and set the baseline to Java 21, the latest LTS release.

This presentation will provide a brief history of JavaEE/Jakarta EE and a review of new and updated specifications with code examples.

4.15PM: Java: The Neverending StoryJames Governor

James Governor, RedMonk Co-Founder and Analyst

Every couple of years the Java is dead thing reemerges, and then dies down as people realise that Java continues in rude health, as a critical general purposes programming language and runtime for enterprises and SaaS companies. Java has legs, and the story seemingly never ends. In this talk James Governor will consider and analyze the ongoing strength of the Java ecosystem, with references to newer use cases such as cloud functions and even edge computing. Frameworks continue to drive programming language adoption, and there’s plenty of innovation there in Java. Meanwhile the container revolution is also driving Java modernisation efforts. In short, Java isn’t going anywhere, but that means decisions need to be made about runtimes and frameworks for the next phase of Java’s neverending story.

5:05PM: Closing KeynoteCatherine Shansurova

Catherine Shanshurova, Enterprise Java Expert at Payara

After a day of insightful talks, Jakarta EE and enterprise Java expert Catherine sums up proceedings and bids everyone a goodbye.  She will help you turn your excitement into actions, to realise the potential of Payara and Enterprise Java - directing you to the right parts of our product suite for you and your organisation… 

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