Holly Cummins

Holly Cummins

Holly Cummins is an IBMer, and leads the developer discipline in the IBM Garage. As part of the Garage, Holly uses technology to enable innovation, for clients across a range of industries, from banking to catering to retail to NGOs. She has led projects to count fish, help a blind athlete run ultra-marathons in the desert solo, improve health care for the elderly, and change how city parking works. Holly is also an Oracle Java Champion, IBM Q Ambassador, and JavaOne Rock Star. Before joining the IBM Garage, she was Delivery Lead for the WebSphere Liberty Profile (now Open Liberty). Holly co-authored Manning’s Enterprise OSGi in Action. She is an active speaker and has spoken at KubeCon (keynote), GOTO, JavaOne, Devoxx, Sonar+D, JavaZone, JFokus, The ServerSide Java Symposium, GOTO, JAX London, QCon, GeeCon, and the Great Indian Developer Summit, as well as a number of user groups.

Before joining IBM, Holly completed a DPhil in Quantum Computation.

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Blood-curdling tales of microservices misadventure, devops dread, and grisly governance Software Circus October 2020

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People, Planet, Clouds LJC Unconference November 2019
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace (keynote) Continuous Lifecycle Mannheim November 2019
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers GOTO Berlin 2019 October 2019
Nine Ways To Fail at Cloud Native (keynote) Sphere.IT October 2019
Creativity in the Age of Quantum Computing Sonar+D July 2019
Tales From The DevOps Transformation Trenches DevOps Enterprise Summit London 2019 June 2019
The importance of fun in the workplace (keynote) CIO Watercooler June 2019
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 CraftConf May 2019
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace Voxxed Days CERN May 2019
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 Devoxx France April 2019
The importance of fun in the workplace (keynote) Voxxed Days Milano April 2019
The story of http://designsparkmarketplace.com Think 2019 February 2019
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers GOTO Copenhagen November 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers Devoxx Belgium November 2018
The Importance of Fun in the Workplace (keynote) Devoxx Belgium November 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers O’Reilly Software Architecture London October 2018
Cloud Native is about Culture, not Containers (keynote) Cloud Native London September 2018
Cats, Qubits, and Clouds - 
The Quantum Future






 (keynote) EPAM SEC September 2018
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: Cloud Surprises for the Java Developer (keynote) JavaLand March 2018
So You Say You Want a Chatbot Revolution JavaOne October 2017
Software Developers Guide to Fun in the Workplace: Euphoria Despite the Despair J-Spring May 2017
Innovation Stories from the Bluemix Garage NextM April 2017
Thinking Strategically About IoT QCon London March 2017
Confessions of an Automation Addict Øredev November 2016
Software Developers Guide to Fun in the Workplace: Euphoria Despite the Despair JAX London October 2016
Microservices: from dream to reality in an hour JavaOne September 2016
Building Stuff for Fun and Profit - confessions from a life in code and cables BuildStuff July 2016
The Cuddly Throwable Application Server GeekOut June 2016
That’s not useless, it’s just … unusual Mad Scientists March 2016
Microservices: from dream to reality in an forty five minutes Jfokus 2016 February 2016
Confessions of an Automation Addict JavaOne October 2015
Microservices: from dream to reality in an hour JAX London October 2015
An Arduino, an Application, Server, and me - Adventures In and Out of the Cloud by Holly Cummins Coding Serbia October 2015
Confessions of an automation addict Voxxed days Vilnius September 2015
Confessions of an Automation Addict JavaLand March 2015
The Cuddly Throwable Application Server QCon London March 2015
The Wearable Application Server and Other Adventures in Software Engineering Øredev November 2014
The Lazy Developer’s Guide to Cloud Foundry JAX London October 2014
The Lazy Developer’s Guide to Cloud Foundry Devoxx UK 2014 June 2014
The Wearable Application Server and Other Adventures in Software Engineering Devoxx France March 2013
Enterprise OSGi in Action Devoxx UK March 2013
OSGi vs Spaghetti - Part II, The Enterprise strikes back JFokus February 2013
The Wearable Application Server and Other Adventures in Software Engineering JFokus February 2013
Devoxx 2012 November 2012
Everything I know about software, I learnt from spaghetti bolognese JAX London October 2012
JAX London April 2011
OSGi and the Enterprise - A match made in a … box? Paris Java User Group June 2010
Java performance - not so scary after all GeeCON May 2010
Performance for the Performance-Shy Devoxx Belgium November 2009
Java Performance Devoxx Belgium December 2008

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