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On September 8, the first edition of Java Ecuador Day was held in beautiful Quito, Ecuador. The conference boasted more than 350 attendees with 20 speakers. As a Triber, I got the opportunity to attend as one of those speakers and together, alongside the attendees, we shared the latest knowledge in the Enterprise Java Ecosystem. Topics covered included Jakarta EE, Serverless, MicroProfile, Clean architecture, Cloud, Microservices, and success stories.  

Alberto Salazar, the leader of the Java User Group in Ecuador, indicated that this is the first time that professionals from the region, members of the Java Community Process, Java Champions, Java User Groups, Developer Champions, Eclipse Committers, and Auth0 ambassadors converged to offer three simultaneous tracks of technical content.

The “Women in Technology”  panel was held by Estela Navarrete, Karla Villacreses, and  Paola Pullas,  Heather VanCura and Mercedes Wyss. They shared the pitfalls and successes experienced during their professional careers in the Software industry. The content was enriching and spread an important message of gender inclusion in our communities.

The crew from  Latin America virtual JUG JespañolAlexis López, Jorge Vargas, Hillmer Chona and José Díaz – gave talks that covered Java Cloud development, Microservices best practices, Java 11 and Agile development respectively.

I presented the session, “Stateless Microservice Security with MicroProfile JWT.” I addressed practical REST security concepts like Oauth2 and JSON Web Tokens using Eclipse MicroProfile JWT specification implemented in the latest  Apache TomEE 7.1. The slides, source code, and video to set up the demo application can be found here.

It was an awesome experience meeting, learning, and sharing with the Ecuadorian Java community.  I look forward to attending and, hopefully, speaking at the 2019 edition. A special thank you to the organizers for putting together an excellent conference and for making me, fellow travelers, and attendees feel at home.

Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez

César Hernández is a Senior Software Engineer at Tomitribe with experience in Enterprise Java Applications. He is a Java Champion, Duke's Choice Award winner, Eclipse Committer, Open Source advocate, teacher, and public speaker. When César is away from a computer, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing music with the Java Community Band, The Null Pointers. Follow Cesar on twitter @CesarHgt

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