VMware Tanzu
Developer Connect

October 28th, 2022
9:30am - 2:30pm ET
Boston, MA

Event Intro

Enhancing the Developer Experience

Unlock developer productivity and user experience with a Kubernetes abstraction layer that enables faster, more secure app design, development, and delivery.

Join VMware Tanzu for a hands-on workshop that abstracts away the individual components in the DevSecOps toolchain and leverage these techniques in building, testing, verifying, deploying, and operating applications.

The Workshop Experience
  • Jumpstart app development: Use preconfigured cloud native pattern templates to bootstrap new applications.
  • Boost developer velocity: Get a consistent GUI to bring services and APIs together in one management portal.
  • Empower developers: Quickly get started with preconfigured templates for cloud native patterns.
  • Speed up the path to production and automate app deployment: Secure software supply chains with automated, out-of-the-box app deployment. Modify workshop application and observe the power of the supply chain so you can automatically rebuild, update, and deploy the application.
  • Explore Data Services: Discover, curate, consume, and manage backing services across single or multi-cluster environments.
Everyone who attends the event will receive special Tanzu swag and prizes for participating!

  • Bring your own laptop/device
  • Current version of Chrome or Edge browser needed to run the workshop

Space is limited for the hands on workshop. Please register now to secure your spot.

Agenda (EST)

9:30am–10:00am Check-in
10:00am–10:15am Welcome & Workshop Agenda
10:15am–11:00am Unlocking Developer Productivity: What is Tanzu Application Platform?
11:00am-11:15am AM Break
11:15am-12:15pm Interactive Hands-on Workshop: The Developer Experience(Application Accelerator, IDE Tools, Iterative Development, Live View, Submitting the Build)
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:00pm Interactive Hands-on Workshop: The Operator Experience (Workload, Supply Chain, Deliverable)
2:00pm-2:15pm Workshop Wrap-up, Q&A, Open Discussion, Prizes Announced
2:15pm-2:30pm Event Wrap-up & PM Snacks


Jay Galvin is a Staff Solutions Engineer at VMware in the Boston area focused on Modern Apps and the Tanzu suite of solutions. He has been assisting clients in the Enterprise Software and Infrastructure space for nearly 30 years with tours of duty at Sybase, Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Pivotal Software prior to VMware. Jay is a native New Englander where he enjoys all four seasons by spending as much time as possible outdoors. In his free time you will find him with his 2 Labrador Retrievers, cycling, hiking or skiing in the woodlands and mountains of the region.
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Alex Gerlitz is a Senior Tanzu Solution Engineer at VMware in the Boston area. Prior to joining VMware, Alex worked as an OpenShift Solution Engineer at Red Hat and a Solution Engineer at Docker. Before making the move into Solution Engineering, Alex worked as a Technical Engineer at M&T Bank in Buffalo, NY. Alex grew up in the New England area, he was an Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor for the National Ski Patrol for 4 years. He enjoys playing video games with friends, watching F1, and getting outdoors when possible.
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Mark Fynes is a Field Principal with VMWare’s Modern Applications & Management Business Unit. He is a passionate technology consultant, focused on helping customers and partners with the VMWare Tanzu portfolio. He brings the experience of introducing modern cloud platforms to enterprise customers, working closely with developers, architects, IT-operations, security architecture and IT-leadership. Mark has a special interest in cybersecurity, having advised numerous Tanzu customers on their journey to compliant deployments leveraging both Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes.

Code of conduct

VMware is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected categories. Because we don’t always know what might make someone else feel uncomfortable or unwelcome, these guidelines are meant to reinforce our values and clarify our expectations of all of those who participate in our community and events. They also define unacceptable behavior and provide instructions on what you can do if you see unacceptable behavior.

We each have different backgrounds and experiences. At VMware, we have three core values that we expect all to abide by: do the right thing, do what works, and be kind.

Expected behavior

  1. Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  2. Refrain from using any demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

Unacceptable behavior

Unacceptable behavior may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Harassment and discrimination, which includes: any verbal, physical, or visual conduct based on sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, race, age, national origin, disability, or other protected characteristics; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of sessions, talks, or other events; and inappropriate physical contact, or any unwelcome sexual attention.
  2. Using any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behavior or language; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; using profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, homophobic, transphobic, or ethnic slurs; commenting about a person’s body or sexual activity; and discussing sexual activity.
  3. Failing to obey any of the rules or regulations of the event or instructions of the event staff.
  4. Participating in any other illegal activity not already covered above.

Consequences of unacceptable behavior

We won’t tolerate unacceptable behavior. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event without warning or refund and, if appropriate, involving local law enforcement. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

How to report unacceptable behavior

If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, bullying, or any other conduct that violates the VMware Events Code of Conduct, please contact [email protected].

We thank our attendees in advance for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.


Thank you!

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event is closed.

We look forward to you joining us.


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