Ahead-of-time compilation with GraalVM Native Image is becoming more and more popular thanks to integrated support from all the leading application frameworks. Deployment in containers and on cloud, where reducing resource requirements is key to keeping costs down, is also driving adoption. On this panel we’ll bring together key members of the GraalVM, Spring Boot, Micronaut, Quarkus, and Helidon teams to dig into the state of native compilation, how frameworks have integrated it, remaining challenges, and where it goes from here.
Shaun Smith
Shaun leads GraalVM product management at Oracle where he’s developed multiple Java application deployment cloud services and has been active in a number of open source projects including GraalVM and various Eclipse projects including EclipseLink, the Java Persistence API reference implementation. Shaun is an experienced speaker who has presented frequently at Devoxx, JavaOne, QCon, JAX, EclipseCon, and many other developer conferences and user groups around the world. You can find him on Twitter @shaunMsmith and Mastodon @[email protected].
Graeme Rocher
Graeme Rocher is the creator of several popular Open Source projects including Grails ( and Micronaut ( and co-author of "The Definitive Guide to Grails" (Springer -
Graeme currently works as an Architect at Oracle Labs. Graeme in 2018 was awarded the Groundbreaker award by Oracle ( for his work on Open Source.
Max Rydahl Andersen
Red Hat
Max Rydahl Andersen is a Danish software engineer working in professional open-source software. He is currently working as a Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat and co-leading the Quarkus project. Before his current role, he worked as a manager and technical lead of, JBoss Tools, and JBoss Developer Studio. He has been heavily involved in developer tooling and currently focuses on the developer experience around Kubernetes and OpenShift.
Max has made significant contributions to several core projects, including Hibernate/Hibernate Tools, WildFly, Seam, and Ceylon. He also led the team behind JBoss Tools and Red Hat Developer Studio in its first 10 years.
Co-hosts the Quarkus Insights podcast.
Sébastien Deleuze
Spring Framework at VMware, WebAssembly since 2016, Kotlin Google Developer Expert, ex MiXiT conference staff.
Thomas Wuerthinger
Thomas Wuerthinger is a Vice President at Oracle Labs and the GraalVM founder and project lead. Previously, he worked on the Crankshaft optimizing compiler of V8 at Google, and the Maxine research virtual machine at Sun Microsystems. He received a PhD degree from JKU Linz for his research about dynamic code evolution.