Mark Paluch – Speaker interview

by | Mar 12, 2019 | Speaker Interview, Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Mark Paluch is a Software Craftsman working as Spring Data Engineer at Pivotal. He has a strong focus on reactive infrastructure and works on MongoDB, Redis, and Apache Cassandra modules. Mark is also is project lead of the Lettuce Redis driver.

Talk: Reactive Relational Database Connectivity

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your hobbies and interests?

My family, producing music and petting our cat.


Q. Why did you select this topic for your session at Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019?

Reactive Programming is an emerging technology approach and a lot of developers who start with reactive programming ask: What about relational databases? In my opinion, it’s about time to provide a proper reactive database API so we can facilitate the eco-system around clients and drivers and support developer productivity.


Q. Who should attend your session? 

Come to my session if you’re applying reactive programming, if you’re interested what happens in the reactive space in general, or if you want to contribute to the R2DBC eco-system.


Q. What are the key things attendees will take away from your session? 

You will learn the distinction between asynchronous and reactive patterns. You will get familiar with the R2DBC SPI and the key-concepts and we will take a look what you can do today with R2DBC. 


Q. Aside from speaking at Voxxed Days Bucharest, what are your other plans for this year?

I’m spreading the word about R2DBC across Java User Groups and there’s always things to do on the Lettuce side of things.