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Tuesday, November 6
 

1:00pm

Pre-Registration Open
Tuesday November 6, 2018 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Suites Lobby 300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704

6:00pm

DeveloperWeek ATX 2018 VIP Reception, Presented by: Intersystems
DeveloperWeek Austin 2018 VIP VIP Reception 
Presented by: InterSystems

You are invited to attend the DeveloperWeek Austin 2018 VIP Reception. It will take place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Downtown Town Lake, in the Capital Room off the bar / restaurant area on Tuesday, November 6 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There will be complimentary appetizers, margaritas, beer and wine!

Schedule
6:00 PM | Doors Open - Capital Room (Hosted Bar)
8:00 PM | Door Close
The VIP Party is ONLY open to: DevExec, Pro, Sponsor, Speaker, and Press pass holder. 
The guest list will be strictly adhered to. 

Sponsors
avatar for InterSystems

InterSystems

InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In finance, healthcare, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Embassy Suites 300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

8:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:00am - 6:30pm
Palmer Events Center Lobby

8:30am

Expo Hall Open
Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:30am - 6:30pm
Expo Hall

9:00am

FEATURED TALK: From 0 to Continuous Delivery in 60 days: Using Automation to Help Create an Amazing Engineering Culture
Automation and continuous delivery can do quite a bit more than just make deployments faster and easier.  Learn how we started from scratch and used automation, continuous integration & delivery, and disposable environments to help transform an engineering culture in about 60 days.  

Speakers
avatar for Nick Parker

Nick Parker

CTO, EverlyWell
Nick Parker has recently joined EverlyWell as the Chief Technology Officer. Previously he served as CTO of the shipping marketplace uShip, where he built both the codebase and the product development organization from the ground up. He brings 18 years of engineering and product leadership... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Main Stage

9:00am

EXEC TALK: Adopting Agile Anywhere and Everywhere: From the Cloud to the Enterprise
Agile transformation always comes with it's challenges and very often teams think they are "special" and that certain aspects of agile can't or don't apply to them. Learn how to dispel this myth from over 10 years of real world experience transforming very different teams, ranging from a born-on-the-cloud start-up to a 50 year old on-premises enterprise software product team, and just about everything in between. This talk will cover common organizational pain points, how and what agile practices can really make a difference, and how to get even the most skeptical team members on board with the transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Skyla Loomis

Skyla Loomis

Director, IMS & z/TPF, IBM
Skyla Loomis is Director of IMS and z/TPF at IBM. She currently leads the development of IMS & z/TPF, which are some of the most secure, highest performing and lowest cost database management and transaction processing systems in the world. They are the database and transaction processing... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
DevExec Stage

9:00am

OPEN TALK: Making Maps with XYZ
In this workshop you will be guided step-by-step on how to create dynamic and engaging maps that help developers tell a story with geospatial data.
  • Map seismic activity without writing any code
  • Map air quality by using Leaflet
  • Map solar power production by using Tangram
  • Map air traffic with Three.js
You’ll also learn about HERE XYZ, a geospatial data storage service with interactive designer. This is a rare opportunity not only to learn some of the most popular tools, but also to give direct feedback on a new beta service offering from HERE Technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Jayson Delancey

Jayson Delancey

Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate, HERE Technologies
Jayson DeLancey is a Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate with HERE Technologies in Berkeley, CA where he focuses on the application of Location Technologies in software development.Jayson has been a software engineer for the past 15+ years with development experience at companies... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Workshop Stage 1

9:00am

PRO TALK: Higher Order Functions
Higher order functions (HOF) can be intimidating for beginner programmers.  Let's spend an hour demystifying JavaScript's built-in HOFs; What is a HOF?  When should I use a HOF?

Speakers
avatar for Justin Baize

Justin Baize

Senior Web Development Instructor, Galvanize
Justin is a Senior Web Development Instructor at Galvanize in Austin, TX. Prior to Galvanize, he worked as a Software Developer for Cluth Analytics. Justin graduated from Hack Reactor's Software Engineering Immersive program in 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Workshop Stage 2

9:25am

OPEN TALK: Breath New Life into your Existing JavaScript Components with Web Components
You probably have an existing JavaScript application using components that you love, maybe a grid, some graphs, etc. Perhaps today you use Angular and your company is thinking about moving to React, or Vue, and with new frameworks appearing every week, who knows what is next. How do you bring along those great components you have been using?  


That is where Web Components fits in!


In this session we will look at how you can use your favorite components in Angular and React by building to the components specification of these frameworks. And then we will look at the Web Components spec to use those existing components you know and love in any framework - including no framework at all! 

Speakers
avatar for Marc Gusmano

Marc Gusmano

Solutions Architect, Sencha
Marc is a Sales Engineer with Sencha and has more than 30 years of experience in the software services industry. He has been extensively involved with custom HTML5 browser and mobile development projects, using his experience to build HTML5 Single Page Applications. Marc has worked... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
Expo Stage

9:30am

OPEN TALK: Building for the Future: How The Home Depot Delivers Tailored Solutions for their Customers to Shop Wherever, Whenever and However they Choose
Hear Prat Vemana, Chief Product and Experience Officer at The Home Depot, discuss how the world’s largest home improvement retailer uses agile and end-user focused methods to build experiences and solutions for customers and associates. With the pace of retail technology changing faster than ever and 90% of their software written in house, The Home Depot is creating interconnected solutions to meet the tailored needs of their customers both in stores an online.

Speakers
avatar for Prat Vemana

Prat Vemana

Chief Product and Experience Officer, The Home Depot
Prat Vemana is the Chief Product and Experience Officer at The Home Depot. In this role, he is responsible for developing a customer-centric product vision, strategy, and roadmap for the enterprise-wide product management and user experience teams. He drives product management and... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:30am - 9:50am
Main Stage

10:00am

OPEN TALK: Hackathon Kick-off Talks
Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
Expo Stage

10:00am

FEATURED TALK: Machine Learning: Build, Deploy, Monitor at Scale
How do you deploy and manage not just 1, but 100’s of machine learning models?  What changes when you move from batch processing to synchronous calls?  When your algorithms become mission critical, what changes?  What is seemingly easy when working for a small company, with lower volumes or with batch operations becomes exponentially more difficult at scale.  Off the shelf development and deployment platforms have existed for years, but use cases are becoming broader and corporations are starting to customize and invest internally.  In this presentation, I will discuss the infrastructure and processes necessary to operationalize data science at scale.  

Speakers
avatar for Tom Virant

Tom Virant

Director, Data Science, eBay
Tom is an experienced data scientist specializing in development and deployment of algorithms into real time, mission critical, applications.  Through the years, his work has ranged from ground up infrastructure buildouts in smaller startups to more mature large corporate America... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Main Stage

10:00am

EXEC TALK: Exposing The Magic Of Design
All too often, technologists are left out of the initial discovery and design phases of product development. This siloed, waterfall approach can lead to key considerations being overlooked in the initial phases of a project. In this session, you’ll hear from Alex Zub, Head of Technology at Handsome. Alex will share Handsome’s holistic approach to product development, which includes a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, and technologists who are involved throughout the entire project and how it has led to successful results for clients such as FedEx, Audi, and Facebook.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Zub

Alex Zub

Partner, Head of Technology, Handsome
Alex Zub is the head of technology and co-founder at Handsome, a holistic experience design and technology agency. We create deeply connected products, services and brands that enable powerful relationships between businesses and people; we’re engaging multidisciplinary teams of... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
DevExec Stage

10:00am

OPEN TALK: The Real Value of Microservices
For older software developers new trends are often nothing but "old wine in new bottles." That's exactly what I thought when I heard about microservices for the first time.
Through my work as a software renovator, though, I realized that many aspects of microservice architectures have a huge impact on value retention and can greatly simplify future migrations.
 
The first part of the talk will explain how microservice architectures are based on some very old principles, and will discuss the advantages they bring for the life cycle of an application. In the second part, I will discuss my experience in a recent customer project and how it demonstrates how to move from a monolithic legacy application to a modern, sustainable microservice architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Martinelli

Simon Martinelli

CEO, 72 Services LLC
Simon Martinelli is a passionate Java, performance optimization and application integration expert with more than 20 years of experience creating efficient programming solutions as a developer, architect, and technical lead. An active member of the Java community process, he has made... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Workshop Stage 1

10:00am

PRO TALK: Scope: Defined!
The well-defined set of rules for storing variables; and for finding those variables later.  Let's spend 50 Minutes talking scope.  Will include examples we'll examine together.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Baize

Justin Baize

Senior Web Development Instructor, Galvanize
Justin is a Senior Web Development Instructor at Galvanize in Austin, TX. Prior to Galvanize, he worked as a Software Developer for Cluth Analytics. Justin graduated from Hack Reactor's Software Engineering Immersive program in 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Workshop Stage 2

10:30am

OPEN TALK:Who’s Your Data and What Does It Do?
In this era of technological advancements, the challenge in harvesting data is not as cumbersome as it used to be. With the collection of meaningful data becoming easier and more accessible, it’s often difficult to keep up by creating meaningful applications to analyze and present this data. In this session, we’ll unravel that challenge: how can we make meaningful decisions with the data we collect? How enable ourselves and our app users to find the hidden value in their data? The answer to these questions runs parallel to development in data analytics itself. We’ll discuss how through associative technology, developers can improve the effectiveness of the analysis they perform on data to achieve a deeper, more complete understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Munz

Brian Munz

Director of Developer Relations, Qlik
Brian is a Qlik hacker, extender, integrator, customizer and community builder. As Director of Developer Relations, his mission is to engage, encourage and foster Qlik’s relationship with external developers. He also represents the needs of internal developers at Qlik. During the... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
Main Stage

10:30am

OPEN TALK: The Home Depot Hackathon Workshop
Speakers
avatar for George Boone

George Boone

Software Engineer Manager, OrangeMethod
George Boone is the Software Engineer Manager for the OrangeMethod team located in Austin Texas. George has been with The Home Depot for almost 10 years. George is originally from Georgia and just recently relocated to Texas with his fiancé, Nicole, and their two dogs, Finley and... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:10am
Expo Stage

11:00am

OPEN TALK: Building Intelligent Integration - Developing Services that Can Learn
Historically Integration was a step in a larger process of many IT projects.  Today, integration is the key to most Digital Transformation initiatives, providing the seamless connectivity among applications, APIs, and data sources both inside and outside your organization. Join us to learn an intelligent approach to integration and building services.  Discover how you can orchestrate complex activities with your legacy systems by learning from past transactions.  We will be covering innovative ways for Data Ingestion, Integration, Process orchestration, PMML, Spark, and Data lakes.

Speakers
avatar for Amir Samary

Amir Samary

System Development, InterSystems
Amir Samary is a Senior Solution Engineer at InterSystems Corporation for 15 years. Software Engineer Born in Brazil, lived in Chile for ten years. Living now in the US. All with InterSystems. Yes: Good people and good technology can do that.


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Main Stage

11:00am

EXEC TALK: Bossing Bosses (Like A Boss) – How to Manage Technical Managers
Speakers
avatar for Ketan Gangatirkar

Ketan Gangatirkar

Vice President of Engineering, Indeed


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am
DevExec Stage

11:00am

OPEN TALK: How to Leverage Collective Code Ownership to Enable Custom and Personalized Retail Experiences
Agile is hard, especially in large companies. SCALING agile in large companies is even harder. Learn about the Technology transformational journey from the world’s largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot. In this session, you will hear how they evolved from large application-based teams to smaller, more nimble cross-functional squads where Technologists leverage “inner sourcing” and collective code ownership to tailor experiences for customers and associates.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Chaney

Chris Chaney

Principal Engineer, HomeDepot.com
Chris Chaney is a Principal engineer at HomeDepot.com. His current focus is on site performance and software architecture that enables teams to deliver at light speed. Chris has been a software developer for 22 years using a variety of languages and frameworks. He loves The Web, open... Read More →
avatar for Tia Likely

Tia Likely

Technology Director, Online Browse & Mobile Apps, The Home Depot
Tia Likely is currently a Technology Director, Online Browse & Mobile Apps for The Home Depot.  She leads cross-functional teams that build high-quality and reliable software that delivers simple, secure and valuable solutions to our customers and associates.  Her interests include... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Workshop Stage 1

11:00am

PRO TALK: Closures
When a function is able to remember and access its lexical scope even when that function is executing outside its lexical scope.  We'll unpack this definition and take a close look at some examples.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Fredman

Nick Fredman

Senior Software Engineering Instructor, Galvanzie
Nick is a software engineering instructor at Galvanize Austin. His background is in building and managing teams of engineers. He's worked at startups like Green Chef as a Director of Product Development and Evolv as a Director of Sales Engineering. Before that he ran his own software... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Workshop Stage 2

11:25am

OPEN TALK: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Neuroevolution in Erlang
Neuroevolution is a subcategory of machine learning that applies evolutionary computation to generate artificial neural networks. Traditionally, neural networks are trained using the backpropagation algorithm. Back propagation is limited in its application, especially in scenarios where a training set of sufficient size is unavailable as in artificial life or evolutionary robotics. Backpropagation also puts a lot of constraints on the topology of the network. The number of hidden layers as well as the number of neurons per layer need to be known in advance, the activation function must be differentiable, the network must be fully connected and recurrent connections are not allowed. Neuroevolution provides an alternative approach which generates nets that don't suffer from these limitations and can evolve to any topology.


In this talk, I will take you on a journey where we first explore the foundation of artificial neural networks and evolutionary computation. In the latter half you will learn how to combine the two and create a general-purpose platform for neural network based systems from cleaning robots to financial oracles.


Speakers
avatar for Jeroen Soeters

Jeroen Soeters

Senior Engineer, Instana
Jeroen is a senior software engineer for Instana where he works on most parts of the stack. Jeroen is also a former ThoughtWorker, functional programming aficionado, long-time DDD practitioner, Dutchman and has a keen interest for neuroevolutionary systems. Fun fact: he will rarely... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:25am - 11:50am
Main Stage

12:00pm

OPEN TALK: Canon Hackathon Workshop
Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Expo Stage

12:00pm

Lunch & Learn-Data-Driven Developers with Qlik at the Wheel (Invite Only)
Until recently, Qlik was an enterprise product meant for people with the word “data” in their job title. We didn’t like that very much, so we’ve stripped out all the fancy bells and whistles and given developers what they really want: the power and flexibility of Qlik’s engine in an easy-to-deploy way. Come learn how any dev can get up and running with a world class analytics engine and get an opportunity to get hands on and use that engine to drive their projects with little code.

Speakers
avatar for Rey	Riel

Rey Riel

Developer Relations Evangelist, Qlik
Rey serves as a Developer Evangelist on the Developer Relations team at Qlik. He is responsible for keeping Qlik Branch an awesome place for developers to share their creations in the Qlik community. Why does he do it? He loves helping developers connect and learn. Since joining Qlik... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

1:00pm

OPEN TALK: DBaaS on Kubernetes: Peanut Butter and Jelly, or Oil and Water
Kubernetes wasn't designed to run databases, but recent features have opened the door to stateful applications and databases in particular. However, once you add the "as a service" part, things get a whole lot more interesting. Steve Croce and Wes Ashkinazy from ObjectRocket talk about the problems they expected, the challenges that surprised them and ultimately the solutions that allowed the ObjectRocket team to design Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Redis as a service on Kubernetes. The session will cover a set of particular challenges in the design of custom Kubernetes operators, solving problems with Event Recorder, Remote Execution, and Stateful Set Update Strategies, to name a few, and leveraging other CNCF projects to fill in the gaps.

Speakers
avatar for Wesley Ashkinazy

Wesley Ashkinazy

Developer, ObjectRocket
Wesley Ashkinazy is a senior engineer at ObjectRocket who leads development for the ObjectRocket for Elasticsearch offering. He has 15 years experience developing and supporting web applications with experience at Atlassian, XO Group, etc.
avatar for Steve Croce

Steve Croce

Product Manager, ObjectRocket
Steve Croce is currently a product manager at ObjectRocket and has 20 years experience in the tech industry with ObjectRocket, Dell, ATI, and others. Since joining ObjectRocket, Steve has developed a deep interest in database technologies and currently spends his time mastering Elasticsearch... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Expo Stage

1:00pm

EXEC TALK: Launching a V1 product: From Ideation, to Building a Team, to Execution and Launch
Hear about the journey of taking a well formulated idea for a new product to an available customer base. Learn about the iteration and evolution of ideas and use cases. Also, learn how to grow from a six member prototyping team to a fully formed seventy person organization at launch.

Speakers
avatar for Rahim Bhojani

Rahim Bhojani

Senior Manager, Engineering – Data Group, Tableau Software
Rahim Bhojani in his career has worked through every role in engineering working his way up from individual contributor to senior management. At Tableau, Rahim leads the development of Tableau Prep launched in April 2018. Tableau Prep, is a v1 product aimed at helping analyst understand... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
DevExec Stage

1:00pm

PRO TALK: Using Node.js to build Successful Products
Node.js is the most powerful and growing fullstack ecosystem. The presentation will introduce the Node.js ecosystem with particular attention to numbers (number of modules published per day, number of new developers per year, etc.), and will dive deeper into how Node.js can be used for Front-end development; Mobile, Tablet and Desktop development; Cloud backends; IoT Devices; and Service Oriented Architectures.

Speakers
avatar for Jacopo	Daeli

Jacopo Daeli

Lead Software Engineer, GoDaddy
Jacopo Daeli is a computer science expert and a senior software engineer. His research interests include cloud infrastructures, distributed systems, peer-to-peer applications and machine learning. Jacopo is currently Lead Software Engineer at GoDaddy. Outside his professional work... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

1:00pm

PRO TALK: Graceful Resilience for Microservices with Circuit Breakers
Developing modern web applications with microservices offers a lot of promise. But let's face it, the complexity can be daunting, and things can break. How is your application going to respond when the network goes down, or a drive fails, or someone just accidentally unplugs the server? In this talk you will learn about microservice resiliency patterns that help keep your applications humming along when things go wrong. Learn how to write applications that respond and recover gracefully in the face of disaster, using features like fallback functions and client-side request throttling. Using JavaScript in the browser, and Node.js on the server, we will take a deep dive into the circuit breaker pattern, how it works, and how you can use it to harden your applications to failure.

Speakers
avatar for Lance Ball

Lance Ball

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Lance is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, on a research team known as project:odd. Lance leads the Node.js engineering efforts within Red Hat Middleware. He is an active open source contributor, an author of several NPM modules, and a core committer for the Node.js project... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

1:25pm

PRO TALK: Building a Powerful, Efficient and Highly Available Caching Layer with NGINX
We all know that performance is a critical factor in the success of applications and websites, but the process for improving performance is not always clear. Code quality and infrastructure are of course important, but in many cases, you can make vast improvements to the end-user experience of your application by focusing on some very basic application delivery techniques. One such example is by implementing and optimizing caching in your application stack. Kevin Jones offers an introduction to the basic principles of content caching and outlines how NGINX caches responses, discussing how the cache metadata is stored on disk and NGINX’s unique management process. Along the way, Kevin shares techniques that can help both novice and advanced users see better performance from utilizing the web cache features included in NGINX, as he reviews and analyzes all of the caching directives and parameters available within NGINX, showcases a working example that enables basic caching functionality, and explores various advanced caching implementations from both an NGINX configuration and an architectural implementation perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Global Product Specialist, NGINX, Inc.
Kevin Jones is currently working as a Global Product Specialist at NGINX Software Inc. where he specializes in application delivery, routing, monitoring and load balancing. Kevin has passion for technology and art. He has experience working as a Site Reliability Engineer and Production... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Main Stage

1:30pm

OPEN TALK: Using RESTful APIs to Build Applications on a Personal Robot + Introduction to the Misty Robotics SDK
What is REST and why is it so easy to build applications with including skills on robots.
Come to this short talk and: 
  • Get an introduction and tutorial on how to use and consume a RESTful API.
  • Learn about personal robots and what makes them "personal"
  • A brief introduction into the Misty Robot SDK - an advanced personal robot that is easy to program.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Woo

Justin Woo

Developer Advocate, Misty Robotics
Justin Woo is a Developer Advocate at Misty Robotics. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering around with cool hardware. He’s built a game for Autistic Children, a Robot that can be controlled remotely and even a Kinect game involving tapeworms.  Previously at Microsoft, PayPal... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Expo Stage

2:00pm

PRO TALK: A DevOps State of Mind: Continuous Security with Kubernetes
With the rise of DevOps, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in Enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery for the business. When it comes to adopting containers in the enterprise, Security is the highest adoption barrier. Is your organization ready to address the security risks with containers for your DevOps environment? In this presentation, you'll learn about: - Best practices for addressing the top container security risks in a container environment including images, builds, registry, deployment, hosts, network, storage, APIs, monitoring & logging, and federation. - Automating and integrating security vulnerability management & compliance checking for container images in a DevOps CI/CD pipeline - Deployment strategies for deploying container security updates including recreate, rolling, blue/green, canary and a/b testing.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Tuin

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, NA West, Red Hat
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist, NA West at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software.   Since joining Red Hat in 2005, Chris has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners and is a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Containers.  He... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

EXEC TALK: A New ERA of Accountable Test Coverage
Current test coverage measures can’t guarantee bugs will be caught in the system it “covers”. In fact tests may never be run at all and still qualify as coverage. We can do better! Environment and Risk Aware coverage is a way to measure test efficacy that’s responsive and accountable, while acknowledging unknown risk. Extending Behavior Driven Design principals, ERA offers a test coverage metric that reacts to information (bugs or new use cases) and invalidates inadequate tests. By acknowledging unknown risk, and evolving our tests with responsive validation, complete useful test coverage is achievable. ERA unifies all system testing, including manual QA or UAT, no code required.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Radford

Ross Radford

Senior Software Engineer, Experian
Ross Radford is a senior software developer and automated testing specialist at Experian Partner Solutions. Moving from senior development to full time test engineer in 2016, with several large testing systems designed, delivered and in use. (With usage metrics to prove it!) Working... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
DevExec Stage

2:00pm

PRO TALK: Introduction to Functional Programming using CoffeeScript and Lodash
This workshop shows attendees how they can get started with functional programming using CoffeeScript and Lodash. Attendees will learn the advantages of functional programming, and will walk through common programming patterns and data extraction methods. They will get a hands on look at one of the hidden gems in the JavaScript world!

Speakers
avatar for Latif Masud

Latif Masud

Principal Engineer, Dell
Latif Masud is a Principal Engineer at Dell EMC. He works on a cloud test automation tool used by over 500 engineers inside Dell. His expertise include fullstack web development and data science.


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

2:00pm

PRO TALK: Monolith to Microservices - You Can Do It!
Microservices have come on the scene as the clear way to build new, cloud-native applications. What if you already have an established monolith? Can you get from a monolith to microservices? Of course you can! This talk will help you understand how decide if you should convert your application, just what you're getting in to, and lay out some patterns to follow. You should come away with practical solutions to real problems you will face during the transition, and have the opportunity to ask questions about your own unique situation.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Hickey

Kevin Hickey

Architect, Intuit
Kevin Hickey is an Architect at Intuit with over 15 years of software development experience. His career has ranged from embedded systems to Enterprise e-commerce, from developer to architect, consultant to employee, and many steps in between. Kevin has been a follower of agile software... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

2:05pm

OPEN TALK: Rev Hackathon Workshop
Wednesday November 7, 2018 2:05pm - 2:45pm
Expo Stage

3:00pm

EXEC TALK: Selling Digital Transformation
It is true that something can still work and not be good anymore, there is also a strong possibility that the apparent best thing you can do for your business is build new features on top of what you’ve already got -- so how do you make the business case for digital transformation without slowing down the business?

Whether it’s breaking apart a monolith into a services architecture, moving workloads into Kubernetes, paying down the technical debt of legacy code, or refactoring a core component to make it more testable -- I’ll be covering some straight-forward approaches to justifying the investment in transformational engineering & walk through a few real-world examples of how I’ve made this case successfully at WP Engine.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Angstadt

Mike Angstadt

Sr. Engineering Manager, WP Engine
Mike leads the Core Platform group at WP Engine, the digital experience platform for WordPress, which powers more than 500K sites for its 85,000 customers across 135 across. Every day 5% of the web visits a WP Engine powered site. His passion is for the humans that make all that happen... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
DevExec Stage

3:00pm

OPEN TALK: Strengthening the Tribe: Developers Enabling Developers
Building ground-breaking technology is hard, and today’s demands for faster release cycles without compromising quality just makes it more difficult. Come learn how developers are coming together and overcoming these challenges by sharing their knowledge, experience, and solutions from one of the world’s oldest (and largest) developer communities. We’ll cover the latest in developer experiences and best practices from around the world and let you know how you can get involved and help strengthen the global developer tribe.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis

EVP of Product, Devada
As EVP of Product, Jesse Davis is responsible for the strategic direction of Devada’s productdevelopment initiatives and forward-looking research. Davis is a respected data expert, author andspeaker in enterprise software, and has spent more than 20 years creating enterprise data... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Expo Stage

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Measuring with Purpose
Speakers
avatar for Ketan Gangatirkar

Ketan Gangatirkar

Vice President of Engineering, Indeed


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Main Stage

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Discovering WebAudio by recreating Deep Note
Deep Note is THX's highly-recognizable audio logo played before a movie starts. It was created by Dr. James A. Moorer, a computer and audio engineer at Lucasfilm, on top of his own Audio Signal Processor. Question is: can we recreate it in JavaScript? In the past year or so a number of details about what went into Deep Note were uncovered. And many of these fascinating little details ("just" tuning, pitching a sample to create 30 voices, etc) are a perfect way to explore what the current WebAudio API has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Stoyan Stefanov

Stoyan Stefanov

Software engineer, Facebook
Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer, ex-Yahoo, architect of the YSlow 2.0 performance tool and creator of the smush.it image optimization tool. He's the author of the books "JavaScript Patterns", "Object-Oriented JavaScript", and "React: Up and Running". Stoyan blogs at phpied.com... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Workshop Stage 2

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Make Testing Microservices Simple
Microservice architectures introduce significant complexity to applications due to the large number of individual services and their interactions with each other. With all of the interdependent services, how do you test each individual service in a scalable and repeatable way? Since microservices are often implemented using well-known technologies such as REST and queues, creating automated tests for them is simpler than it may seem. This session will discuss two main patterns used in microservice architectures - orchestration and choreography - and show you how to create automated component tests for microservices that follow these patterns. Come see how to make microservices testing simple!

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken

Evangelist, Parasoft
Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Workshop Stage 1

3:25pm

KEYNOTE: The Changing Role of Developers and Modern Career Opportunities.
Developers have always been depended on  for their company's technology choices and product delivery.   Today, developers have more challenges than ever including rapidly evolving technologies, increased direct interaction with their clients and customers, and changing relationships with UX, Product and Program Management, and their own management chain.  We will explore how developers can help themselves navigate their new environment and discuss things such as very senior developer roles, potential moves to other disciplines, and when/if they should look at management roles.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Leeper

Terry Leeper

CTO, Amazon Business, Amazon
Terry Leeper is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Business-to-Business (Amazon Business) at Amazon with teams in Austin, Seattle, Madrid, and Hyderabad.  Terry was also the main driver for the Austin Corporate Office and is the overall site leader.  Prior to this... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:25pm - 3:50pm
Main Stage

3:25pm

PRO TALK: The Need For Speed: Measuring Latency in Single-Page Applications
You've finally shipped your application, and now you've been asked to optimize it. Where do you even begin? Is the data you're collecting both accurate and actionable? We'll explore several examples of both generic and framework-specific approaches to instrumenting JavaScript applications, giving you the tools to tackle it yourself with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Hawker

Jordan Hawker

Senior JavaScript Engineer
Jordan Hawker is a Senior JavaScript Engineer. He’s spent the last 3 years focused on application architecture and infrastructure, working to make developers’ lives easier. He is a contributor to dozens of open-source projects, in addition to publishing and maintaining several... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:25pm - 3:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

3:30pm

PRO Talk: Istio: Control and Observability for Microservices
Istio is a new open platform to connect, manage, and secure micro-services jointly launched by IBM, Google, and Lyft. This session will provide a technical overview of the Istio project and demonstrations of using Istio with microservices and Kubernetes. Specifically: Service mesh - what it is, why, and who is using it Making the deployment more secure (Using istio to get mutual tls authentication between services) Rolling out a new version to 1% of users (Using istio for traffic splitting) Making the deployment more robust (Using istio for circuit breaking and automatic request retries) Controlling the front door (Using Istio-ingressgateway instead of default Kubernetes Ingress)

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Krum

Spencer Krum

IBM, Developer Advocate
Spencer Krum is a Developer Adovcate at IBM. He writes python (and recently go) applications to analyze esports and deploys them on kubernetes. Before that, he administered the development infrastructure for OpenStack and wrote a book on Puppet. He lives and works in Minneapolis... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Workshop Stage 1

4:00pm

PRO TALK: Democratizing Serverless: The Open Source, Cloud Agnostic Functions Platform
Serverless is a powerful and rapidly growing architectural paradigm which abstracts infrastructure concerns such as deployment and scaling, allowing developers to focus more on creating code and solving business problems. In this session, we will start by discussing Serverless and its benefits, and then get more hands on as we dive into an overview of the Fn Project. The Fn Project is an open source, cloud-agnostic serverless functions platform that allows developers to run their own serverless infrastructure on their laptop, on prem, or in any cloud. We will discuss Fn's container-native approach to the functions platform, how it supports any language, and we'll look at its elegant and simple yet powerful design. Throughout, we will have some hands-on demos of Fn's development interface as well as some more advanced concepts such as workflows implemented with Fn Flow.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Butler

Jesse Butler

Principal Cloud Developer Advocate, Oracle Cloud
Jesse is a developer advocate with Oracle Cloud Native Labs. He started in software engineering nearly 20 years ago, slowly working his way up the stack from driver development into userspace to finally (reluctantly) learning Javascript. He’s been working with containers for the... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Main Stage

4:00pm

EXEC TALK: Agile in an Hour with Kanban for Execs
Kanban/Lean is a set of philosophies and practices for getting the right work done right. It can be used by individuals or teams to organize the work in a way that, over time, maximizes value, predictability, and productivity. Can you learn it in an hour? No, but you can get off to a good start! Like any good strategic game, it will take a lifetime to master, but you’ll get results as soon as you start. We’ll visit the key ideas, provide a minimum of mechanism, and maybe even get you excited about getting your work manageable.

Speakers
avatar for Ned Horvath

Ned Horvath

Principal Software Engineer, University of Texas
Dr Horvath received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Princeton University, all in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science. His early research was in the complexity of algorithms, particularly related to sorting... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
DevExec Stage

4:00pm

OPEN TALK: How we Process Billions of Metrics to Make your Microservices Run Smoothly
Microservice architectures and containerization are very convenient for development, but operating those new IT system becomes harder. Netflix stated: ”humans cannot monitor out systems anymore”. We perform realtime processing of ridiculous large amounts of metric, event and trace data. In this talk, I will be giving a technical peek behind the scenes on how we collect, process and present monitoring data efficiently through our reactive Java 8 based stream processing engine. I will also cover how we optimized our usage of Elasticsearch, Cassandra and Kafka on Amazon EC2 to make this possible.

Speakers
avatar for Jeroen Soeters

Jeroen Soeters

Senior Engineer, Instana
Jeroen is a senior software engineer for Instana where he works on most parts of the stack. Jeroen is also a former ThoughtWorker, functional programming aficionado, long-time DDD practitioner, Dutchman and has a keen interest for neuroevolutionary systems. Fun fact: he will rarely... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

4:25pm

PRO TALK: How to Deploy a Production-Ready Istio Service Mesh for Inter-Service Communication
A modern infrastructure stack utilizes containers for packaging microservices, orchestration for service provisioning, and a service mesh for the application logic and control plane. Docker has won the “container wars.” Kubernetes has won the “orchestration wars.” But the service mesh war is just heating up. Istio has emerged as a promising de facto standard, but it’s a pluggable architecture and primary components are evolving. In this presentation, Rob Whiteley will discuss: How a service mesh provides granular control, security, and monitoring of inter-service communication. The three primary components -- Mixer, Pilot, and Istio-Auth -- and swappable alternatives. How to deploy enterprise-grade service mesh utilizing a sidecar proxy in the Istio environment.

Speakers
avatar for Rob	Whiteley

Rob Whiteley

Chief Marketing Officer, NGINX, Inc.
Rob Whiteley serves as Chief Marketing Officer of NGINX. He has led marketing, product, and analyst teams for companies like Hedvig, Riverbed, and Forrester. Rob uses his experience working with enterprise IT and DevOps customers to deliver thought leadership and drive demand for... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Main Stage

4:30pm

OPEN TALK: Hiring Mixer talk with ObjectRocket
Sponsors
avatar for ObjectRocket

ObjectRocket

ObjectRocket, a Rackspace company, offers database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions for some of the most popular open source database technologies, including MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and Redis. ObjectRocket provides scalable, fast, secure, and reliable database hosting and management... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Expo Stage

4:30pm

DeveloperWeek Austin 2018 Hiring Mixer
Learn More here: http://www.developerweek.com/Austin/hiring-mixer/

Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Expo Hall

4:30pm

DeveloperWeek Austin Expo Block Party
Join us for the DeveloperWeek Austin 2018 Expo Block Party!

The Expo Block Party gives registrants the chance to visit participating DeveloperWeek exhibitors, while enjoying free drinks & food.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to play our Expo Game, where visiting exhibitors during the show will allow you to win great prizes!

Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Expo Hall

4:45pm

5:00pm

OPEN TALK: Hiring Mixer Talk with Arm
Sponsors
avatar for Arm

Arm

Arm is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Expo Stage

5:20pm

OPEN TALK: Hiring Mixer Talk with The Home Depot
Sponsors
avatar for The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot is building the future of Ecommerce and retail through emerging technologies and a focus on the customer experience. As one of Fortune's most admired companies and the world's largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot offers Technologists the opportunity to... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:20pm - 5:35pm
Expo Stage

5:40pm

OPEN TALK: Hiring Mixer Talk with InterSystems
Sponsors
avatar for InterSystems

InterSystems

InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In finance, healthcare, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:40pm - 5:55pm
Expo Stage

6:00pm

OPEN TALK: Hiring Mixer Talk with Instana
Exhibitors
avatar for Instana

Instana

As the leading provider of Application Performance Management solutions for containerized microservice applications, Instana applies automation and artificial intelligence to deliver the visibility needed to effectively manage the performance of today’s dynamic applications across... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Expo Stage

6:00pm

DeveloperWeek Austin After Party
Join us for the DeveloperWeek Austin After-Party at the SOCO Bar + Restaurant located in the Embassy Suites.
Open to all DeveloperWeek Austin Pass Holders. Cash Bar.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Embassy Suites 300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704

6:15pm

 
Thursday, November 8
 

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday November 8, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Palmer Events Center Lobby

9:00am

KEYNOTE: Managing Technology Challenges with Startup Scaling
Every growing company goes through managing technology challenges with scaling startups. How do you manage to build the right team, aligning business and technology strategies? How critical is the right attitude and alignment within engineering team and is that the only criteria for success? Should the technology stack be reconsidered with growth and scaling to switch to Microservices? Should ROI be considered for every change planned to address long-term goals? What processes are good enough to have enough visibility for commitments?

Come learn how to build the right team, align business and technology strategies while managing technology challenges with scaling startups.

Speakers
avatar for Rohini Pradeep

Rohini Pradeep

VP, Engineering and Head of Technology, Little Passports
Building the right technology solution for companies with a stable architecture and team is what drives Rohini Pradeep. She is responsible for leading the development of LittlePassports' overall technology vision and strategy, managing the company’s engineering roadmap, development... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Main Stage

9:00am

EXEC TALK: Practices for Better Data Teamwork
The success of your next data project may hinge on how you approach the very first stage of the data workflow: kickoff. Learn 4 practical exercises to help your team clarify objectives, ask high-impact questions, and identify the best way to deliver analysis to key stakeholders. This workshop will help you implement the principles of the Manifesto for Data Practices (https://datapractices.org/manifesto), which describes the most effective, ethical, and modern approach to data teamwork. Signed by some of the brightest minds in data, the Manifesto can create positive change wherever data collaboration occurs.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Greenleigh

Ian Greenleigh

Director of Marketing, data.world
Ian co-developed the Practices for Better Data Teamwork curriculum, and is the author of The Social Media Side Door (McGraw-Hill). Previous roles include Digital Strategist at The Economist, Director of Marketing at Olapic and Senior Manager of Content and Social Strategy at Bazaarvoice... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
DevExec Stage

9:00am

PRO TALK: Rethinking Human-Computer Interaction in 3D & VR with Neural Interfaces
Adam Berenzweig will discuss advances and challenges in 3D & VR interactions, spanning multidisciplinary research and development topics, computational neuroscience, biophysics, electrical engineering, statistics, and human-computer interaction, AI, and machine learning. He will offer an overview of neural interface technology and share CTRL-labs’s transformative approach. Along the way, he discusses the near-term opportunities for practical applications that will soon revolutionize daily life and the industries they touch.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Berenzweig

Adam Berenzweig

Director, R&D, CTRL-labs
Adam Berenzweig is the Director of R&D for CTRL-labs, where he focuses on product ionizing machine learning. Previously, he was a Software Engineer for Google, where he led the music recommendation team that launched Google Play, as well as other projects including Google News, Goggles... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Workshop Stage 2

9:25am

OPEN TALK: Integrating Location Services Using AWS Serverless Repository
Speakers
avatar for Michael Palermo

Michael Palermo

Developer Relations, HERE Technologies
Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to understand and integrate location services. Michael is a published author of technical books as well as online... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am
Main Stage

10:00am

EXEC TALK: Micro Front End: How to Create a Scalable Architecture for Distributed Teams
What happens when your front-end application becomes too large for one team to manage? How do you distribute ownership of multiple products inside the same application? What if different teams want to use different frameworks or tools? At XO Group, we faced many of these same questions as our front-end applications and teams continued to grow. We needed to find a way to support multiple teams in a single application without sacrificing efficiency or autonomy. That’s when we decided to move towards a micro-frontend architecture - a composition of independent front-end applications glued together with a set of shared resources to make a cohesive user experience. In this talk, I will discuss lessons learned, benefits and drawbacks, as well as our future plans to bolster squad autonomy and ownership.

Speakers
avatar for John Stamatakos

John Stamatakos

Senior Manager, Software Engineering, XO Group
John Stamatakos is a Software Engineering Manager at XO Group in Austin where he leads a team of engineers that work on The Knot - the preeminent tool in the wedding industry. He enjoys learning new programming languages, hosting the Fullstack Forum ATX Meetup, teaching at bootcamps... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
DevExec Stage

10:00am

OPEN TALK: A Low Cost Method for Shipping and Analyzing Billions of Log Entries on Google Cloud
Volusion hosts tens of thousands of websites for small- to medium-sized ecommerce businesses worldwide. Every day hundreds of millions of requests pass through our infrastructure, which serves content and drives applications. In order to bring awareness to platform performance and drive offline analysis, we need to quickly ship and query logs at scale. To address this need we created a low-cost log shipping solution using Python and nginx for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In this presentation we show how we solved this problem, and even look at our initial false starts.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Vertrees

Jason Vertrees

VP Engineering and Data Science, Volusion
Jason Vertrees, PhD, is the VP of Engineering and Data Science at Volusion. There he leads teams in the application of cloud technology to solve a variety of problems. Jason enjoys building strong engineering teams, architecting systems, solving big problems and drinking espresso... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Expo Stage

10:00am

PRO TALK: Why Data Science Needs Entrepreneurship
Instead of treating data science projects as Ph.D dissertations, they need to be treated as what they are, entrepreneurial software projects. Build an MVM (Minimum Viable Model), get it in front of users and keep iterating on it. The implications of approaching data science from an entrepreneurial path are immediate and far reaching. I’ll briefly highlight three big points to keep in mind. - Build the Minimum Viable Model: The first model should be terrible, consider it a Minimum Viable Model. - Mitigate Risk with Funding Rounds: Risk mitigation through repeated project valuation. - Achieve Growth through Competition: Data science is evolving too fast for top down organizations to keep up. DataGig is perfectly poised to provide the entrepreneurial way described here. We push up the likelihood of success on individual projects by enabling a lean model. Data science has produced some of the greatest tech innovations in the past decade, but as practiced in many organizations it’s also completely unsustainable. Producing more relevant models, mitigating risk and keeping up with the pace of the field will require organizations to rethink how they do data science. Structuring data science as entrepreneurship makes it a great investment once again.

Speakers
avatar for Eunice Chendjou

Eunice Chendjou

Founder & CEO, DataGig
Eunice is an entrepreneur and founder at DataGig, an online marketplace that connects freelance data scientists and engineers with creative people, genius entrepreneurs, savvy businesses… anyone who needs great work. Prior to founding DataGig, Eunice was a Product Consultant and... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Main Stage

10:00am

OPEN TALK: In-Memory Computing for Greater Scale and Resilience in Microservices and Cloud.
Are you a developer, software engineer or architect looking to apply in-memory technologies to your current architecture to deliver ultra-fast response times, better performance, scalability and availability? Are you looking for new tools and techniques to manage and scale data and processing for Microservices and Cloud architectures?
 
This talk will provide an introduction into in-memory technologies, caching and distributed compute. It will then review top pain points and how they can be solved using in memory data grids to provide distributed caching and compute.
 
Key things you will learn. 
• Caching concepts and strategies
• Common use-cases 
• Where caching fits within a typical enterprise application architecture
• Further dive into caching strategies concepts including, caching topologies, evictiction strategies

Speakers
avatar for John DesJardins

John DesJardins

Community Advocate and CTO for N. America, Hazelcast
John DesJardins is currently Community Advocate and CTO for North America at Hazelcast, where he is championing the growth of our Developer and Customer Community. His expertise in large scale computing spans Microervices, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Machine Learning... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Workshop Stage 1

10:00am

PRO TALK: Hello Alexa! Build Your First Alexa Skill
Alexa is a voice service that powers devices such as Amazon Echo and Lenovo Smart Assistant. It provides intuitive way for customers to interact with devices using voice. There has never been a better time to explore this emerging specialty in Interactive Media as technology is becoming an integral part of our lives. Let's dive in and learn how to build your first Alexa Skill! This workshop is designed to teach beginners how to develop an Alexa skill from ground up using the AWS lambda function, while maintaining a hands-off approach with regards to the speech to text conversion and vice versa. Attendees will get a starter code template (in git) which can be enhanced further. Additionally, they will discover how to customize their Alexa skill with more functionalities. They will also learn how to integrate the skill with Alexa simulator. This allows engineers to track the voice commands executed.
We will be following the below steps to build the Alexa Skill:
Step1: Create a lambda function and execute it in the Amazon Lambda.
Step 2: Add an Alexa Skill
Step 3: Register the Lambda Function to the Alexa Skill Kit
Step 4: Training the Alexa Skill
Step 5: Testing

Note: To be able to participate in the workshop, attendees must have an Amazon Developer account, AWS account (Minimum free tier) and laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Sanmathi Naga

Sanmathi Naga

Software Engineer, Intuit, Inc.
Sanmathi Naga started her journey in the software industry as a graduate intern at Intel. Later, she completed her master’s from The University of Texas at Dallas, where she worked as a Teaching Assistant. After she graduated, she took a position at Intuit, Inc. as a Software Engineer... Read More →
avatar for Priyadarshini	Rajendran

Priyadarshini Rajendran

Software Engineer, Intuit, Inc.
Priya has been in the software industry for little more than 4 years now. She started her journey as a Software Developer at ThoughtWorks where she has conducted a company-wide workshop for Chef in XConf and later presented the same workshop at GeekNight, Chennai. Then she moved to... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Workshop Stage 2

10:25am

OPEN TALK: Extreme Makeover: API Edition
Network outages. Huge, mismatched databases. Multiple delivery platforms. Immediate access/always on systems. Internationalization. Regulatory compliance. Hackers everywhere. What’s your plan for building future proof systems in an age of ever increasing: complexity, massive constantly changing expectations, and the never ending demands for new capabilities from your customers? This session will provide attendees a glimpse of a possible future that has taken all these things (and more) into account. We will introduce the fundamentals of modern architecture foundational to the concepts outlined by the Reactive Manifesto using an engaging and interactive session format. Join us to explore some ways you can build systems for the future today that support self-monitoring, self-healing, and cost effective means to automatically expand or contract themselves as demands on load vary.

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Senior Software Engineer, MINDBODY
Jeffrey Brown is a Senior Software Engineer at MINDBODY, a cloud-based business management software and payments platform for businesses in the wellness services industry. He is development lead of MINDBODY's Pubic API which serves over 50k requests per minute to thousands of integrators... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:25am - 10:50am
Expo Stage

11:00am

EXEC TALK: Defining the Operational Footprint for System Architects to Grow and Scale
This session will discuss best practices for redesigning services to scale an organization and improve efficiency, including key learnings from Peter Sirota’s recent implementation of a “New Services Organizations” model at Mapbox. Peter will discuss the four components that’ll allow organizations to receive live feedback from both team members and team leaders regularly. This session will discuss best practices for redesigning organization and services around customer-driven outcomes in order to scale and improve efficiency, including key learnings from Peter Sirota’s recent implementation of a “New Services Organizations” model at Mapbox. Peter will discuss the four components (Wildly Important Goals, Services and Service Leaders, Customer-driven use case discovery, and Weekly Business Review) that’ll allow organizations to receive live feedback from both team members and team leaders regularly.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sirota

Peter Sirota

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Mapbox
Peter Sirota is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Mapbox responsible for growing and leading the company’s engineering team. Before joining Mapbox, Peter ran engineering and product at Quantcast for three years, where he was responsible for redesigning services, scaling... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am
DevExec Stage

11:00am

PRO TALK: Making the Difficult, Simple(r)
API are not just an integration technology performing some complicated actions in the background. Even though it doesn’t do something you can touch and feel, it is a product. API have capabilities, features, and instructions. Things that differentiate it, and bring value. They have needs that are critical to its success - just like any other product. The success of your Product(API) is determined by the pace developers are adopting it. If the word “API” is in your landscape as the answer to growing your organization’s profitability, this session is dedicated to helping you. In this talk you’ll understand the importance for bringing Developer Experience to the start of your product development, and bringing developers to the front of decision making. We’ll highlight the “Dos and Don’ts” of adopting a successful API strategy at large scale Enterprises. Finally, we’ll review successful ways of talking about APIs as Products.

Speakers
avatar for Ken	Tabor

Ken Tabor

Principal Software Architect, Sabre
Ken Tabor is a veteran software engineer with years of experience developing web sites, mobile apps, and video games. He shares his enthusiasm for technology as a writer, teacher, and frequent speaker at conferences including South by Southwest, DevNexus, and Big Design. Ken is currently... Read More →
avatar for Julian Macagno

Julian Macagno

Director of Product Management & Developer Experience, Sabre
Julian Macagno is a technology professional with over 16 years of experience in the TravelTechnology industry. His work includes defining and developing large scale solutions requiringthe integration of multiple applications and technology platforms. His interests include a stronglove... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:25am
Main Stage

11:00am

PRO TALK: Putting the (S)ecurity back in Kubernetes
Kubernetes has become the go-to platform of choice for many cloudnative organizations. However, recently we’ve been seeing many security exploits surround Kubernetes, and various CNCF tools! Let’s discuss the basics of what many of these hacks are, and understand how to build more secure clusters. We’ll drill down on the following topics: * Most common exploits seen * Drill down into the attack surface area of K8s and cloudnative applications * Authentication and Authorization principles for K8s * Tips for securing your K8s applications * Security concerns that developers should pay attention to.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Gaekwad

Karthik Gaekwad

Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys building software products from scratch using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in both large enterprises and startups with his career spanning National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, was the first hired engineer at Signal... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Expo Stage

11:00am

PRO TALK: Advanced Decision Automation powered by Artificial Intelligence
Business Process Management is using technology to combine process improvement techniques with business process automation technology. But what if those processes could be managed and execution improved thanks to artificial intelligence? This would mean Advanced Decision Automation powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI adds predictability and capacity to anticipate issues well before they occur, giving businesses time to adjust resources. BPM applications with AI capacities would be capable of detecting process-flow patterns, guiding fixes where needed and updating other applications while they are running. They could also infer from existing patterns where constraints might soon appear. @Bonitasoft we have this vision about how AI can shape the future of BPM and we are developping our first AI module. We are now ready to share our findings, positive and negative, dealing with AI projects and using open source technologies such Bonita and Elastic Search together with advanced Process Mining algorithms. In this talk you’ll learn from a real life experience of a Research & Development team facing, digesting and adopting AI technology to unleash its capacities and boost their core product.

Speakers
avatar for Pierrick Voulet

Pierrick Voulet

Technical Evangelist, Bonitasoft
Pierrick started as a Java Engineer in France before moving to the US with Bonitasoft to work as a Professional Services Consultant, designing and implementing complex Bonita applications with numerous IT teams in American companies.Currently, as Technical Evangelist, he facilitates... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Workshop Stage 2

11:00am

OPEN TALK: You Can Build It - Develop with InterSystems IRIS, PMML, Spark and Zeppelin
Join us and in 90 minutes leverage docker containers to quickly build and deploy a complete credit card fraud prevention model using InterSystems IRIS that can learn from previous transactions using Machine Learning with Spark and Zeppelin to detect potentially fraudulent activity.
 

Speakers
avatar for Amir Samary

Amir Samary

System Development, InterSystems
Amir Samary is a Senior Solution Engineer at InterSystems Corporation for 15 years. Software Engineer Born in Brazil, lived in Chile for ten years. Living now in the US. All with InterSystems. Yes: Good people and good technology can do that.


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Stage 1

11:25am

EXEC TALK: Effective Strategies in Building a Great Developer Community
So what goes into creating a great developer community? How does one start? And what does success look like? All great questions. In this presentation, I will suggest a number of strategies to start and scale a developer community in your own backyard.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Nerger

Paul Nerger

SVP, Products, developerprogram.com
Paul Nerger is a long time veteran of the computer industry.  He is currently the Senior Vice President of Products at DeveloperProgram.com (DP.com), the leaders in Software-as-a-Service to power developer and partner ecosystems.  Prior to DP.com, Mr Nerger was the co-founder of several startup companies in England, Ireland, and the United States.  Mr Nerger has held software engineering, product management, sales, ma... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:25am - 11:50am
DevExec Stage

11:25am

PRO TALK: Handling Billions Of Edges in a Graph Database
The complexity and amount of data rises. Modern graph databases are designed to handle the complexity but still not for the amount of data. When hitting a certain size of a graph, many dedicated graph databases reach their limits in vertical or, most common, horizontal scalability. In this talk I’ll provide a brief overview about current approaches and their limits towards scalability. Dealing with complex data in a complex system doesn’t make things easier… but more fun finding a solution. Join me on my journey to handle billions of edges in a graph database.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Von-Maszewski

Matthew Von-Maszewski

Senior Architect, ArangoDB
Matthew is another C/C++ developer and a Senior Architect @ ArangoDB. His prior experience includes Basho Technologies, Akamai, and Intuit. Work has ranged from 4-bit microcontrollers to 30+ server DB clusters. When not coding, Matthew is often found running a marathon or participating... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 11:25am - 11:50am
Main Stage

1:00pm

KEYNOTE: From Development to Preeminent: Finding your Niche
Engineers are often too focused on developing products and not focused enough on developing themselves. This talk provides an executive viewpoint on what makes a good engineer, how to advance your career in its various seasons, and how to show the world how good you are at doing what you love. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, how to set and reach new goals, and how to become recognized as a leader by your peers and in your industry.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Geffner

Jason Geffner

Director, Security Engineering, EA
Jason Geffner is an industry thought-leader in the fields of computer security and reverse engineering. He has been interviewed by Forbes, Fortune, CBS, AP, CSO Magazine, c|net, PCWorld, Dark Reading, and Threatpost, and has been featured on Slashdot, The Register, SC Magazine, ZDNet... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Main Stage

1:00pm

OPEN TALK: How to Be a Great Mentor - A Junior Dev’s Perspective
Have you ever wanted to mentor someone but not sure where to start? Or have you had someone ask you to be their mentor and you’re unsure how to help them or how regularly to meet with them? Then this talk is for you! I have had some amazing mentors help me kick start my career, and I am here to share with you from a mentee’s perspective what we look for and how you can be a great mentor. What I want to cover: Why mentorship for new members of any team is important for tech companies. It helps both personal development and a high performing team. For example, in my case, this turned out to be great for the team as I was able to contribute better code, I was excited to come to work and I evangelize my company, my team, and our product. What can you do to be more welcoming towards junior devs and to help develop a really strong team that everyone wants to be part of. How did mentors welcome me? Not just technical advice and help. They asked my opinion on how the team could be better and proactively asked for me to bring my ideas to the table. Made it safe to ask questions. Finally, how even taking a little time to talk to people who are looking for your advice can be rewarding and valuable.

Speakers
avatar for Erika Angarita

Erika Angarita

Software Developer, Atlassian
Erika Angarita is a Colombian native who moved to the USA almost 5 years ago. With a background in law, she decided to make a career change and now she works at Atlassian. An Australian software company that develops management products such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, Trello... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Expo Stage

1:00pm

PRO TALK: Building an ML Enabled BOT on AWS with Python (Part 1)
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm, but remains a complex topic. Are you thinking about adding ML to your app, but unsure of where to start? Come to this session! During this tutorial, we’ll build a bot to help identify & classify aircraft images using ML services on AWS. ----------- During this tutorial, we’ll build a serverless Slack bot to help identify & classify aircraft images using Machine Learning services on AWS. This will include creating and configuring an AWS Lambda-backed Slack bot for interacting with users, and configuring & using Amazon Rekognition and SageMaker for aircraft detection and classification. A pre-trained aircraft classification model will be provided for your use to minimize model training time. At the conclusion of this tutorial session, you will have gained familiarity with AWS Machine Learning services and gained experience using AWS SageMaker for image classification. You will leave the tutorial with a working bot implementation that you can continue to use, modify, and refine if desired. This experience and knowledge can be used to facilitate your own Machine Learning projects. Some experience with AWS is required. In particular, familiarity with setting up IAM users, configuring and testing Lambda functions, using CloudWatch logs, and configuring other AWS services and features would be very helpful. We will using Python to implement the Lambda function and will be walking through Python code examples, so some familiarity with the language would be beneficial. This session will require an active AWS account and that you have IAM permissions to administer AWS services and features, in particular, Lambda, IAM, SageMaker, and Rekognition. If you do not have an AWS account, you should signup for one before attending this session here: https://aws.amazon.com/free Note: The AWS services used during this session will incur some costs to your AWS account. AWS credit vouchers will be given to those who attend this tutorial to compensate for these costs. In addition to the AWS account, you will also need a Slack workpsace with permissions to create and administer a Slack app. If you do not have a Slack Workspace, you should sign up for one before attending the session here: https://slack.com

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Hargrove

Jerry Hargrove

Cloud Architect/Evangelist, Lucidchart
Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect, evangelist and developer focused on guiding others on their journey to the cloud, helping them build secure, scalable and highly available solutions. Jerry has an extensive background in software development and brings with him over 20 years of... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

1:00pm

The Benefits of an In-Memory Platform for Large-Scale Modern Applications
In-Memory Platforms have become essential for today’s large scale applications that leverage modern approaches such as micro services and cloud-native to achieve maximum scale and resilience. This talk will provide an overview of key pain points addressed by these architectures and how they’re addressed by distributed in-memory data grids and stream processing.

Speakers
avatar for John DesJardins

John DesJardins

Community Advocate and CTO for N. America, Hazelcast
John DesJardins is currently Community Advocate and CTO for North America at Hazelcast, where he is championing the growth of our Developer and Customer Community. His expertise in large scale computing spans Microervices, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Machine Learning... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
DevExec Stage

1:00pm

CANCELLED:PRO TALK: How to Use Lamden’s Straight Forward Development Tools to Build your Next Distributed Platform
Making a blockchain from scratch is no simple task. In fact, Bitcoin, Litecoin, ZCash, and Dash all share 90% of the same code for this very reason. We’re looking to show developers how easy it is to develop and create new custom blockchains and apps with our easy to use APIs. We want to show the full power of Lamden. For this technical workshop, we want to dive into Lamden’s unique smart contract application to develop distributed applications which includes blockchain. This technical session will show developers how to build their own blockchain from the ground up with Lamden’s extensive customizable tools written in Python. What is Lamden? Lamden is focused at being the first end-to-end development suite for blockchain applications. We do not focus specifically on smart contracts on a pre-existing system, but rather creating new and custom blockchains and decentralized systems that are not encompassed within the application space of smart contracts. Those who know a thing or two about smart contracts know that there is a limited subset of what they can do. The tools that Lamden is making supersede that subset and expose a development environment wherein any type of decentralized application can be developed. Lamden is an open source Python-based blockchain network and development suite. Our blockchain was written entirely in Python and will be released, for free, to the community near the end of the year. Lamden's goal is to put easy to use blockchain tools in the hands of developers. We’re looking to showcase our emerging technology for a technical workshop at this year’s Developer Week's Conference.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer

Partnerships, Lamden
With Web application development at an all-time high, unlimited libraries and tutorials, very little innovation has been made in the Blockchain industry. At Lamden, we’re building the first end-to-end development suite for blockchain applications. With the integration of our tools... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
DevExec Stage

1:00pm

PRO TALK: Serverless Security - What's Left to protect?
Serverless means handing off server management to the cloud platforms - along with their security risks. With the “pros” ensuring our servers are patched, what’s left for application owners to protect? As it turns out, quite a lot. This talk discusses the aspects of security serverless doesn’t solve, the problems it could make worse, and the tools and practices you can use to keep yourself safe.

Speakers
avatar for Geva Solomonovich

Geva Solomonovich

COO, Snyk
Geva Solomonovich (@gevasolo) is the COO at Snyk.io and a security consulting practitioner. His fascination with security starts from the days in the Israeli Cyber Intelligence Force. Geva was previously CTO/co-founder at Openbucks working on innovation in the online payments space... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

1:25pm

OPEN TALK:Robots as a Developer Platform
In the next 10 years, we will live in a world where robots are embedded into our daily lives as our friends, teammates, and even as part of our families - performing helpful tasks, providing safety, and interacting with humans in friendly ways only currently known to science fiction. Misty is developing an easy-to-program robot to "democratize" robots - move them out of the world of "roboticist" and into the world of "Javascript and Python" developers so they can invent thousands of useful skills for everyday life.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Head of Community, Misty Robotics
Ben Edwards is Head of Community at Misty Robotics, a spinoff company of Sphero focused on developing personal robots for the home and office. In his role, Edwards leads all developer relations for the company.Edwards has been in the tech industry for over 20 years and has helped... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

OPEN TALK: Airbnb: Empowering the End-to-End Engineer
Imagine a world where a software engineer is truly responsible for the code they write; from the development, testing, deployment, to post-production monitoring. Maintaining and curating an integration test suite takes a lot of work, even for an experienced quality assurance (QA) team. Airbnb decided to deviate from the norm of employing designated QA team, and instead built a system to prioritize end-to-end ownership of features by product engineers. Engineers are responsible for all of these things, including having to be “at the ready” 24/7/365 for any problem associated with their feature or product. In Airbnb’s case, this is the preferred initiative because in most cases, the engineer making changes to the product has the most incentive and context to investigate, or triage a failure. Without a QA team, the engineering team at Airbnb has been able to organically build a test suite that has caught hundreds of regressions per month. In this session, we will share best practices and pitfalls we learned along the way, including: 1. Owning your own impact and the engineering culture at Airbnb. 2. An overview of our test infrastructure and what powers this system behind the scenes. 3. Features of our in-house test harness, and how it helped us scale it for an engineering organization of 1000+ engineers. 4. Determine what matters, how to get the most your tests with the least amount of work.

Speakers
avatar for William Li

William Li

Site Reliability Engineer, Airbnb
William Li is a Site Reliability Engineer at Airbnb in it's San Francisco office. He created its in-house integration testing platform -- named Veloute -- and is responsible for tracking the availability and quality of airbnb.com. Before getting into tech, he had jobs such as Michelin-star... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Main Stage

2:00pm

OPEN TALK: Stack Overflow's 3-Step Process for Building an Internal Community
Stack Overflow is the world's largest and most frequently trafficked Q&A website for software developers. We get over 58 million unique users per month, and have built 172 other Q&A sites under the Stack Exchange umbrella. Building an internal developer community so that technical teams can collaborate more effectively, work faster and be empowered is something that nearly every enterprise, large and small, are trying to do right now. I've written about the topic (https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/07/16/stack-exchanges-3-step-process-for-building-an-internal-community/) and would like to dive deeper into the process that Stack Exchange takes each community through, including our customers for Stack Overflow for Enterprise.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Still

Derek Still

Stack Overflow for Enterprise, Stack Overflow
Derek Still has been working on behalf of Stack Overflow for the past 5 years helping the world's largest organizations evaluate and successfully implement Stack Overflow for Enterprise to improve internal developer collaboration. https://medium.com/@derek.stewart.still https://w... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Expo Stage

2:00pm

PRO TALK: Building an ML Enabled BOT on AWS with Python (Part 2)
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm, but remains a complex topic. Are you thinking about adding ML to your app, but unsure of where to start? Come to this session! During this tutorial, we’ll build a bot to help identify & classify aircraft images using ML services on AWS. ----------- During this tutorial, we’ll build a serverless Slack bot to help identify & classify aircraft images using Machine Learning services on AWS. This will include creating and configuring an AWS Lambda-backed Slack bot for interacting with users, and configuring & using Amazon Rekognition and SageMaker for aircraft detection and classification. A pre-trained aircraft classification model will be provided for your use to minimize model training time. At the conclusion of this tutorial session, you will have gained familiarity with AWS Machine Learning services and gained experience using AWS SageMaker for image classification. You will leave the tutorial with a working bot implementation that you can continue to use, modify, and refine if desired. This experience and knowledge can be used to facilitate your own Machine Learning projects. Some experience with AWS is required. In particular, familiarity with setting up IAM users, configuring and testing Lambda functions, using CloudWatch logs, and configuring other AWS services and features would be very helpful. We will using Python to implement the Lambda function and will be walking through Python code examples, so some familiarity with the language would be beneficial. This session will require an active AWS account and that you have IAM permissions to administer AWS services and features, in particular, Lambda, IAM, SageMaker, and Rekognition. If you do not have an AWS account, you should signup for one before attending this session here: https://aws.amazon.com/free Note: The AWS services used during this session will incur some costs to your AWS account. AWS credit vouchers will be given to those who attend this tutorial to compensate for these costs. In addition to the AWS account, you will also need a Slack workpsace with permissions to create and administer a Slack app. If you do not have a Slack Workspace, you should sign up for one before attending the session here: https://slack.com

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Hargrove

Jerry Hargrove

Cloud Architect/Evangelist, Lucidchart
Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect, evangelist and developer focused on guiding others on their journey to the cloud, helping them build secure, scalable and highly available solutions. Jerry has an extensive background in software development and brings with him over 20 years of... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

2:00pm

PRO TALK: Blockchain and IoT in Solutions for Modern Logistics
For a modern startup, technologies become keys to success. Moreover, it is vital to know the specifics, advantages and drawbacks of a particular technology to create a sustainable and reliable product. This is especially relevant for the sphere of logistics. How do we integrate IoT, mobile technologies, and Blockchain to create solutions for delivery tracking? What data should be stored on and off Blockchain, and how do we consider security and friendly UX? What are the benefits of storing data on Blockchain? Should we choose Public or Private Blockchain? How do we integrate IoT and mobile technologies with logistics solutions? What additional system components do they require in conjunction with Blockchain? All of these questions will be answered at this talk and illustrated by best practices and insights gathered over a year of Blockchain research and a number of products created by our team.

Speakers
avatar for Serge Koba

Serge Koba

Web Team Leader, MobiDev
Serge Koba, Web Team Leader at MobiDev, USA/Ukraine, Ph.D., graduated from the Kharkiv National Aerospace University with a degree in information technologies. Development experience: 8 years (Web, Mobile, IoT, Blockchain). EU & UA Web Challenge winner. TechDay London attendee and... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
DevExec Stage

2:00pm

PRO TALK: Linux Containers 101 - from Zero to Hero
If you are just getting started learning about Docker and want to get up to speed, this is the workshop for you. Come learn Docker basics including running containers, building new images, creating and attaching volumes. Then, we'll deploy a cluster of container hosts and walk-through the basics of multi-host networking, orchestration, scaling and security. Finally, we'll deploy a free tool to provide cluster monitoring and topology visualization.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote

Founder, Layer5
Lee Calcote is an innovative product and technology leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, functions and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

2:30pm

3:00pm

KEYNOTE: Volumetric Capture & Photogrammetry for VR
Volumetric capture and photogrammetry bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world. Through the use of advanced computer vision, machine learning, and mathematics to create realistic environments, objects, and people allowing higher engagment and immersion for users into a digital world. Within the last several years the considerable number of advances occurring in the areas of object recognition, tracking, scanning, and the computational abilities of the computers themselves that capturing is well within the reach of most developers. These breakthroughs in technology have not only increased viability of the platforms but also moved these assets out of the uncanny valley to the world of realism. Current techniques of communication with video, Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) fall short in information exchange and often require additional resources to assist in conveying the message. This all cost more time and money; ultimately reducing platform effectiveness. Volumetric capture and photogrammetry can be created in a couple of different ways but the more common uses the technique of capturing images from cameras and sensors to create 3D meshes which can be merged seamlessly into game engines, VR headsets, AR environments and MR worlds for deep psychological influence on users. Anywhere that a CG asset could be used traditionally would be a great opportunity to us a volumetric object for increased immersion. This talk will compare these techniques regarding technical specifications including package sizes, capture options, computing needs, cost analysis, as well as benefit and complexity of each style and their use cases for education. We will cover the engagement and retention in creating realism for digital formats and leveraging these tools.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Porter

Tim Porter

CTO, Underminer Studios
Visualization Technology strategy and creation using AR, VR, and Volumetric Capture & Processing leveraging the power of AI and IoT.


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Main Stage

3:00pm

OPEN TALK: Creating Immersive Interactive Games and AR/VR Experiences
Technology advancements in AR and VR allow a new level of immersive interaction, and multiplayer experiences can create the sense of amazing social presence. This session will cover advanced development tips for creating interactive cross-platform multiplayer VR experiences for the next generation of technology.
New hardware is proliferating the marketplace, and it's important for developers to reach the maximum player base. Differences in controller input and positional tracking technology can make it difficult to bring experiences to multiple devices. Designing for a cross-platform release will help developers succeed in the newly expanding marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Finn Staber

Finn Staber

Programmer / Creative Director, Chicken Waffle
Finn Staber is a Programmer/Designer with additional skills in Visual FX, 2D/3D Animation, 3D Art and World Building. He excels in developing functionality and controls for cross-platform Virtual Reality hardware & Augmented Reality technology using projected light field smart-glass... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Expo Stage

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Move Your Data Science Models into the Real World with Stream Processing
Are you ready to take your algorithms to the next steps and get them working on real-world data in real time? We will walk through an architecture for taking a Machine Learning model from Training into deployment for inference within an Open Source platform for real-time stream processing. We will discuss the typical workflow from Data Exploration to Model Training through to real-time Model Inference (aka Scoring) on streaming data. We'll demonstrate a working example of a Machine Learning model being used on streaming data within Hazelcast Jet, an extremely powerful platform for distributed stream processing. We will also touch on important considerations to ensure maximum flexibility for deployments that need the flexibility to run either OnPremise or in Cloud.

Speakers
avatar for John DesJardins

John DesJardins

Community Advocate and CTO for N. America, Hazelcast
John DesJardins is currently Community Advocate and CTO for North America at Hazelcast, where he is championing the growth of our Developer and Customer Community. His expertise in large scale computing spans Microervices, Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Machine Learning... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Workshop Stage 2

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Software Services on the Blockchain
The evolution of blockchain software development services mimics the early years of the Internet. Blockchain technology seems to be reserved for a select few, but soon enough every company will be using it on a daily basis. This session will explain the various software services on the blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for Nate D'Amico

Nate D'Amico

Head of Product, Techbureau
Nate has been working in the enterprise and mobile software industry for 17 years in various capacities between development, architecture and product management. In recent years his technology passions have focused around areas of mobile computer vision leveraging, the rise of the... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
DevExec Stage

3:00pm

PRO TALK: Navigating the Maze of Application Security Standards
There is a plethora of application security standards today. If we only pay attention to the major ones, this includes the OWASP Top 10, the CWE Top 25, DISA-STIG, and the CERT secure coding standard. There is also a cybersecurity addendum to MISRA, as well as a newly-introduced UL-2900 for IoT cybersecurity. Some of these secure coding standards are general purpose, some are language specific, and others are designed for a particular industry or type of application. Join Arthur Hicken as he shares his insight on how to get value from the most common application security coding standards. He’ll cover what each of the standards are, what their purpose is, and lay out an effective overall approach to using AppSec standards with static analysis in a way that will lead to success rather than frustration. Learn which standards apply to you, which will work best for your application, and how to effectively integrate static code analysis into your SDLC without affecting productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken

Evangelist, Parasoft
Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Workshop Stage 1

3:30pm

4:00pm

DeveloperWeek Austin After Party
Thursday November 8, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Suites 300 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704