Ask Me Anything Session

Time: 23rd February from 4 pm to 5:30 pm CET (10:00 - 11:30 EST)
Costs: Free

Do you want to learn how to use the Axon Framework? Do you need advice on how to improve your applications?  Can our team help you with your day-to-day challenges?

Join us for this session where you'll be able to ask our experts any questions related to Java, Event Sourcing, CQRS, DDD, and Axon. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Ask and learn from our experts. Our panelists for this session are Steven van Beelen, lead developer of Axon Framework at AxonIQ, and  David Garcia Gomez, Java Champion and Developer Advocate at AxonIQ.

Moderated by Sara Torrey, our Podcast creator and  Cloud developer, everyone has a place here, no matter the level of expertise or experience.

In this session, we will answer any Java-related questions, share tips and tricks for using Axon Framework, and discuss industry best practices.

Learning & sharing goals:

  • CQRS and Event Sourcing fundamentals
  • Implementation Microservices Architecture
  • Use architectural patterns
  • Switch from Monolith to Microservices


Steven van Beelen

Lead developer Axon Framework AxonIQ

Steven van Beelen is a Lead developer at AxonIQ with a keen interest in new and exciting technologies and methodologies.

The last couple of years this interest has chiefly been fulfilled by the Axon Framework and how it approaches software architecture. This eventually led him to become a part of the AxonIQ team. There, he currently helps small and large clients build Axon applications, gives training in it, develops the framework and is overall active in the Axon community. Always keen to learn and improve himself in the software space, he reads up on more abstract concepts like domain driven design, messaging patterns and event sourcing. He also keeps himself up to date with more concrete topics like new frameworks and languages to improve his skill as a developer.

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David Gomez

Developer Advocate AxonIQ

David has been working in Software development for more than 20 years, taking part in projects for different projects in sectors like Banking, Defense, Services & Retail, Maritime and ground transport. Currently is one of the organizers of the Madrid Java User Group and part of the technical committee for Lambda World (a functional programming conference). He was recognized as JavaChampion in January 2020 and had participated at the OpenExpo Europe 2019, Open Source Lisbon 2019, T3chFest (2014, 2016), JBCNConf (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021), Codemotion Madrid (2012, 2019), Codemotion Milan (2016), Voxxed Days Zürich (2016), OpenSouthCode (2017), Spring I/O (2011, 2012 2015), Liferay DEVCON (2018), Software Crafters Barcelona (2018), and much more.

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Sara Torrey

Software Developer AxonIQ

Sara Torrey is a software developer at AxonIQ. She is a self-taught backend developer, who has worked with various programming languages and frameworks, namely Java and Spring Boot. She comes from a rather unusual background; she studied Music in university and graduate school.

She performed with various opera companies and symphonies in California and Houston and taught voice and piano for nearly twenty years before transitioning to software development and technology. She became interested in software architecture, DDD, and Event Sourcing in 2020. Through that, she began exploring Axon Framework and took several training courses before joining the team at AxonIQ in June 2020.

Sara loves connecting with other developers and individuals who are transitioning into the fields of technology and software development. Coming from a teaching background, she truly enjoys teaching and communicating with others through various platforms such as training, webinars, podcasts, and social media. She is the creator and host of Exploring Axon, a podcast in which she investigates Axon Framework, Axon Server, and their ecosystem. She was also a host of the Raising Code Podcast, where alongside three other mom developers she discussed the challenges and benefits of entering the world of software development while raising children. She currently resides in Houston with her husband, two sons, and their dog.

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