Building enterprise level software takes a lot of skill and creativity. When developers want to come together to discuss, create, and inspire one another, the place they flock to is the SpringOne Platform conference, which took place this year in Austin, Texas. Pivotal Senior Vice President of Product James Watters said it best at the keynote for the event, which he later recapped alongside VMware Principal Engineer Joe Beda in an interview with TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams.
"It's because it's the one place for people who are really passionate about building modern applications in enterprises all hang out. There's some places where that's considered like, 'Oh that won't happen,' or 'We're not doing that yet,' or, 'We're straddled with so much heritage,' but you know, this is the conference where on stage you can see Netflix saying, 'We're all in on SpringBoot, it's how we build all our applications,' and then the next customer gets up from Home Depot or TDA and says, 'We do it the same way,' and to me that's kind of inspiring because it's I think kind of a lifeblood for enterprises to come to a place where they have a peer group that's doing the same difficult thing which is modernizing their applications," said Watters.