Grace is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at IBM working with Cloud-Native Java technologies. She joined IBM after graduating from a Biology degree. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns/architectures. As a dev advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample apps, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international dev conferences and recently authored a book on reactive systems. Grace is also passionate about encouraging more women into STEM.