VMware Tanzu Developer Connect Philadelphia

July 21st, 2022
8:30am - 12:30pm EST
Philadelphia, PA

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.
  • 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)

8:00am–9:00am Breakfast
9:00am–9:15am Welcome & Workshop Agenda
9:15am-10:00am Unlocking Developer Productivity: What is Tanzu Application Platform?
10:00am-10:15am Workshop Set-Up
10:15am-11:15am Interactive Hands-on Workshop: The Developer Experience (Application Accelerator, IDE Tools, Iterative Development, Live View, Submitting the Build)
11:30am-12:15pm Interactive Hands-on Workshop: The Operator Experience (Workload, Supply Chain, Deliverable)
12:15pm-12:30pm Workshop Wrap-up, Q&A, Open Discussion, Prizes Announced


Anish_Patel.jpg Anish Patel join us with a wide breath of engineering experience, from board and systems design, all the way up to application development and delivery. Before joining VMware he helped run and maintain a TAS environment for an education company, where he helped them scale to 20k containers over 40 application teams. He is now sharing is operational and engineering experience with customers as a Tanzu Solutions Engineer concentrating on Tanzu Application Service and Platform.
Dodd Pfeffer.png Dodd Pfeffer is an Advisory Solution Engineer at VMware focused on modern application platforms. Dodd brings deep experience as an enterprise application developer and architect, with a view that value is only realized when it is in the hands of users in production. This is best achieved through an optimized software supply chain, ubiquitous Kubernetes runtime, and enabling management services. Dodd works with enterprise customers to shape and accelerate their application modernization journeys.
Krishna Gogineni.png Krishna Gogineni is a Cloud-native architecture evangelist helping customers transform the way they build software. He works with customers to learn their unique business goals and then super-charges their ability to meet these goals through software delivery that leverages the industry's best practices/tools such as DevOps, Microservices, Containers, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery. With a specific focus on VMware Tanzu, Krishna educates and plans cloud platform implementations that result in developer productivity, operator efficiency, comprehensive security, and high availability.
john lafata bio picture.png John LaFata is a Cloud Native solution engineer and enterprise architect. John's focus is helping customers in their journey to the cloud using modern technologies through the lens of the VMware Tanzu portfolio of products in the public and private cloud. John has rich experience from years of developing high performing enterprise applications in a variety of business verticals. 

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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