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“BUILD STUFF” is a Software Development Conference for people who actually build stuff. We bring world-class speakers, letting them share about the latest developments, trends and innovations, as well as new directions in software development. Since launching in 2012, it’s really caught on quickly.

Recognized by developers from all over Europe, international Software Development Conference Build Stuff’15 Lithuania will feature 3 days (18-20 Nov’15) of conference sessions and 2 days (21-22 Nov’15) of workshops.


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Wednesday, November 18
 

08:30

Registration
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 08:30 - 09:00
1. Alfa

09:00

Welcome talk
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 09:00 - 09:15
1. Alfa

09:00

Open Space

Wednesday November 18, 2015 09:00 - 18:00
6. Lobby

09:15

[SLIDES]Uncle Bob / Robert Martin @unclebobmartin - The Last Programming Language
For the last 50 years we’ve been exploring language after language. Now many of the “new” languages are actually quite old. The latest fad is “functional programming” which got it’s roots back in the 50s.
Have we come full circle? Have we explored all the different kinds of languages? Is it time for us to finally decide on a single language for all software development? In this talk Uncle Bob walks through some of the history of programming languages, and then prognosticates on the future of languages.

Speakers
avatar for Uncle Bob / Robert Martin

Uncle Bob / Robert Martin

A leader in the industry of software development, @unclebobmartin
Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) has been a programmer since 1970. He is the Master Craftsman at 8th Light inc, a Chicago based Software Consulting firm. Co-founder of cleancoders.com , offering on-line video training for software developers. And founder of Uncle Bob Consulting LLC, offering software consulting, training, and skill development services to major corporations worldwide. | | Mr. Martin has published dozens of articles in various... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 09:15 - 10:15
1. Alfa

10:15

Coffee/tea break
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:15 - 10:35
1. Alfa

10:35

(NEKALBEJO)Paul Stack @stack72 - Creating a scalable, repeatable infrastructure with Terraform
The age old task of racking and stacking in a physical data centre is
becoming more and more rare as more companies embrace the public
cloud. Having the ability to choose between providers such as AWS,
Azure, Digital Ocean and Google Cloud Platform makes creating
infrastructure easy. It is better to spend time developing better
services for our customers than managing infrastructure

During this talk, Paul will demonstrate how building a scalable
infrastructure on AWS becomes easy with Terraform. The talk will
demonstrate how using configuration management, pre-baked AMIs and
auto-scaling groups it gives the ability for developers to be able to
launch their own infrastructure when needed. The demo’s will include
the ability to launch instances, databases and manage user access

By the end of the talk, Paul will have demonstrated that the creation
of infrastructure now becomes part of the development lifecycle and
that the old ways of system administration is fast moving to become
infrastructure engineering. Paul will also demonstrate that the
creation of new ‘environments’ are just a change of parameters in our
infrastructure code

Speakers
avatar for Paul Stack

Paul Stack

DevOps expert, @stack92
Paul Stack is a London based developer working for OpenTable. Paul has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery and why they should be part of what developers do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is just as important as its development. Paul’s newest passion is the DevOps movement and how this helps not just development and... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:35 - 11:30
4. Zeta

10:35

(SLIDES) Dmytro Mindra @dmytromindra - Refactoring Legacy Code
Every programmer has to face legacy code day after day. It might be ugly, it might look scary, it can make a grown man cry. Some will throw it away and try rewriting everything from scratch. Most of them will fail.

Refactoring legacy code is a much better idea. It is not so scary when you take it in very small bites, introduce small changes, add unit tests. When code is refactored and unit tests are added, changes to functinality can be introduced.

We will take an open source c# project and will refactor it showing step-by-step examples of the techniques.

This session is full of tips and tricks you can start applying immediately. Although the code is in C#, the same principles can be applied in any language

Speakers
avatar for Dmytro Mindra

Dmytro Mindra

Test automation expert, @dmytromindra
Dmytro holds the position of Software Development Engineer in Test at Unity Technologies. He is one of the Toolsmiths who are developing tools for test automation. Prior to joining Unity, Dmytro has worked for Microsoft and Lohika. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and User Group meetings.InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/author/Dmytro-MindraUnity Blog: http://blogs.unity3d.com/author/dmitriy/



Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:35 - 11:30
5. Theta

10:35

(SLIDES) Gil Tayar @giltayar - Old Gods & New: A Vision of Backend & Frontend
What would happen if we gave front-end developers the task of building a backend server that caters to their needs? What would it do? What capabilities would it have? How would it be different from the current backend servers, built by backend developers? I explore the possibilities and try to envision a future where the front-end developers are in charge of the servers that serve their own front-end code.

Speakers
avatar for Gil Tayar

Gil Tayar

Software architect, Israel
From the olden days of DOS, to the stratospheric architectures of Wix, Gil was, is, and always will be, a software developer. Currently a software architect at Wix, he has in the past co-founded WebCollage, survived the bubble collapse of 2000, and worked on various big cloudy projects. He still doesn't know whether static languages or dynamic languages are the best.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:35 - 11:30
3. Lambda

10:35

(SLIDES) Jeremy Gibbons @jer_gib - Categories for the Working Programmer
The Haskell community is famous - perhaps infamous - for its enthusiasm for category theory. Why is this? Is it important to understand categories before you can understand Haskell programs? Is it an attempt to keep the community as pure as the language? Is it just that Haskell is a refuge for underemployed mathematicians? None of the above!

In this talk, I hope to explain a little bit about how categories can help the working functional programmer. I'll focus on categories as an organising principle, helping us to manage generic libraries. No monads were harmed during the making of this talk.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Gibbons

Jeremy Gibbons

Professor of Computing at the University of Oxford, UK
Jeremy Gibbons is Professor of Computing at the University of Oxford, where he is director of the part-time professional master's programme in software engineering. He has been devoted to functional programming since the late eighties; his particular interests are in patterns in functional programming, in reasoning about programs, in generic programming, and in embedded domain-specific languages.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:35 - 11:30
2. Beta

10:35

(SLIDES) Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien @ayende) - Building blocks of a distributed system
In this talk, Oren will discuss the building blocks of building a reliable, transactional distributed database.
In particular, this session will cover ACID compliance, ensuring consistency between distributed nodes (with failure handling), monitoring and management, dissemination of information in the system, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien)

Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien)

RavenDB author, @ayende
Oren Eini is the author of Rhino Mocks, one of the most popular mocking frameworks on the .NET platform, and is also a leading figure in other well known open source projects including NHibernate, RavenDB,the Rhino Tools Suite and the Castle project. | | Oren Eini has over 15 years of experience in the development world with a strong focus on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development. | | An... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:35 - 11:30
1. Alfa

11:50

(NENAUDOJA)Pieter Hintjens @hintjens - Building Open Source Communities
Whether you make open source or use it, one thing is clear. Without community, an open source project will fail. In this talk Pieter boils 30 years of experience down to ten rules for building a successful, happy open source community. Rule number 1 is "People before code." He explains this rule, and the other nine rules, with examples from the ZeroMQ community and other projects.

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Hintjens

Pieter Hintjens

Expert in distributed computing, @hintjens
Pieter Hintjens is a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He is an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007, and in 2013 launched the edgenet project to build a fully secure, anonymous peer-to-peer Internet. He is the author... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:45
4. Zeta

11:50

(SLIDES) Nakul Mishra - Microservice - no fluff the REAL stuff
Some developers tend to believe that big data and huge traffics are pre-requisites to harness and reap the benefits offered by microservices. However, there are many problems like polyglot persistence, faster continuous build cycle, shorter release plan, etc. that can be solved by applying microservice architecture even in smaller organizations. You don't have to be a software giant to leverage stability, effectiveness and flexibility provided by microservices. Microservice architecture has a lot to offer even for smaller organizations.  In this talk, we will walk through the key concepts like service discovery & registry, circuit breaker, API gateway and edge service. Build a bunch of microservices demonstrating practical implementation of these patterns using open source components like Eureka, Zuul, Hystrix and powered by spring cloud.  Lastly, we will deploy our microservices on a container based solution, i.e. Docker and discuss how tools like Chaos Monkey and Janitor Monkey can help making our application fault-tolerance and keeping the cloud's infrastructure neat and tidy.

Speakers


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:45
5. Theta

11:50

(SLIDES) Ali Kheyrollahi @aliostad - 5 Anti-Patterns in designing APIs
This talks elaborates on the Client-Server tenet of REST which focuses on separation of concerns between the client and the server. In the first third of the talk, I will talk about what the ideal client and servers are and examples of how their responsibilities. I will touch on how the word Server has lost its meaning of "serving" and the client has been overshadowed by the focus to the API. I will also compare the API to a restaurant and how its menu is the API's REST resources.

In the rest of the talk, I look at some important anti-patterns commonly seen in the industry (each with at least one example):

1) Chauvinist Server: designing the API from server's perspective failing to hide its complexity behind its API (API designed from the server's perspective)
2) Demanding client: client enforcing its special need onto the signature of the API (certain client's limitation becomes server's default behaviour)
3) Transparent Server: server exposing its internal implementation to its clients (server's underlying or private domain bleeds into the public API)
4) Presumptuous Client: The client assuming the role of a server and engage in taking responsibilities that cannot guarantee
5) Assuming Server: Server that assumes the responsibility of tailoring the response based on what it assumes client is (e.g. browser sniffing)

Speakers
avatar for Ali Kheyrollahi

Ali Kheyrollahi

DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS PRACTITIONER, @aliostad
A distributed systems pragmatist and machine learning enthusiast, Ali is a solution architect building web scale solutions, trying to marry scalability with performance. He loves HTTP, API design and business-modelling DDD-style. An Open Source author and blogger, he tries to give back to the community what he has gratefully taken from it. | | He is a blogger and has co-authored a book. An ex-Medical doctor, he also has a passion for... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:45
3. Lambda

11:50

(SLIDES)Aurimas Adomavicius @needoptic - Great User Experience Through Dual-Track Scrum
This talk builds on top of the content presented at the closing keynote of Agile Tour Vilnius 2014 - "Using agile with fixed bid projects". A lot of companies struggle weaving design and development throughout their implementation of Agile. We would like to share our story of adopting agile and transitioning into a dual-track model for lean discovery, User Experience Design, and implementation. Core structure of the presentation:

- Metrics of great User Experience for the enterprise
- Dual-track - model, common pitfalls, lessons learned
- Closing the loop and using user metrics to quantify success of project (User Testing, etc.)

More information is available upon request.

Speakers
avatar for Aurimas Adomavicius

Aurimas Adomavicius

Founder of Devbridge group, @needoptic
Aurimas Adomavicius founded Devbridge Group in 2008 based on the beliefs that great software could revitalize the largest of enterprises. In seven years, Devbridge has grown to a software powerhouse with over 135 employees between three offices in Chicago, Kaunas, and Vilnius, Lithuania. The team specializes in accelerating digital products to market for clients such as Ernst & Young, McDonalds, Grainger, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce... Read More →

Sponsors


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:45
2. Beta

11:50

Rob Ashton @robashton - The Shape an Erlang Application
Enough introductions to Erlang, let's ignore the language for a moment and have a look at deeper things - how do you build and release Erlang projects? How do you structure Erlang projects? What are some common pitfalls to avoid when putting together Erlang applications, how do you manage dependencies?

Let's talk about the real stuff based on the last two years of my working as a full-time Erlang developer, lots of code and examples in a whirlwind tour - do try to keep up.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Ashton

Rob Ashton

Erlang professional, robashton
Eats too much, talks too much, drinks too much, obsessed with coffee - does Erlang for a living, hates everything including Erlang.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:50 - 12:45
1. Alfa

12:45

Lunch
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 12:45 - 13:45
1. Alfa

13:45

(SLIDES) Jef Claes @JefClaes - Evil by Design
In this talk, I'll share what my experience has been working in the gambling business, how moving to events helped us gain a better understanding of the domain and which techniques and models casinos have perfected over the years to keep people playing.

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Last year I ventured into the domain of (online) gambling. Given that the industry has been around since forever, I expected most problems to be of the technical kind. As it turned out, the struggle with technology was only part of a bigger problem; to move forward we needed to fully grasp the industry and its consumers.

Domain events started out as a way to dismantle a legacy system, but quickly proved to be an effective tool to gain a deeper understanding of our domain. Visualizing event streams, we discovered patterns that helped us identify what drives different types of users.

Having a better understanding of what customers are looking for, we dove into existing literature to learn which techniques and models casinos use to cater for each type of user. We learned how to program chance while staying true to the Random Number God. Even when variance is brutal, casinos have enough data and tools to steer clear from the pain barrier.

All of this entails interesting problems and software, but isn't my code damaging society? Or is gambling just another human trait?

Speakers
avatar for Jef Claes

Jef Claes

Functioning domain linguist, JefClaes
Jef Claes is a professional codeslinger, domain linguist and number cruncher, ships software daily, writes on jefclaes.be weekly and speaks in public occasionally. When it comes to buzzwords he often associates himself with DDD(BE), CQRS, C#, FP and F#.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:45 - 14:40
5. Theta

13:45

(NENAUDOJA)Venkat Subramaniam @venkat_s - Rediscovering JavaScript
JavaScript is one of those very powerful languages that is often misunderstood and underutilized. It is quite popular, yet there is so much more we can do with it. In this presentation we will deep dive into the capabilities and strengths of this prominent language of the web.

Speakers
avatar for Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, venkat_s
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. | He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. | | Venkat is a... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:45 - 14:40
1. Alfa

13:45

(SLIDES) Itamar Syn-Hershko @synhershko - Logging makes perfect - real-world monitoring and visualizations
How to keep a real-time, low-latency and high-stakes system up and running and well-monitored? how to investigate failure cases as they happen? and how to even know something is wrong before it's too late? With logs of course. Lots of them. And then some cool stack to do stuff with it.

Forter is a company with a Decision-as-a-Service product that deals with many e-commerce transactions in real time and answers a simple but hard question: "is this a fraud attempt or not?". And if we were wrong, we pay.

In this talk I will show how we are using various technologies to power our service and keep it high-available and well under control. Among the technologies I will discuss are Apache Storm, Node.js, Riemann (state machines in Clojure, yay!), collectd, D3.js and of course the ELK stack (and beats!). Some integrations which will be mentioned include PagerDuty, Slack, Jenkings and GitHub.

Speakers
avatar for Itamar Syn-Hershko

Itamar Syn-Hershko

Distributed systems and architecture expert., @synhershko
Search technologies, distributed systems and architecture expert. | Apache Lucene.NET committer and PMC member, Elasticsearch Consulting Partner, Microsoft MVP and the author of RavenDB in Action. | Currently building innovative software for catching e-commerce fraudsters in real-time at Forter.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:45 - 14:40
4. Zeta

13:45

(SLIDES) Reynhout Yves @bittacklr - Trench Talk: Models and friends
This talk takes the janitor's cut to models and friends. How they're crunched, born, tested against scenarios, how they're useful, what distinguishes them from others, how they're visualized and communicated, how they change over time, how they do not always turn out the way you want them to be, how some of them turn to mud, how they don't life in isolation, how ... well, you'll just have to attend to hear more, won't you?

Speakers
avatar for Reynhout Yves

Reynhout Yves

Software consultant, bittacklr
Yves Reynhout is a software developer turned consultant with 20 odd years of experience, both good and bad, with a bit of experience in building acronym based systems.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:45 - 14:40
3. Lambda

13:45

(SLIDES) Richard Minerich @rickasaurus - How We Use Functional Programming to Find the Bad Guys
Traditional approaches in anti-money laundering involve simple matching algorithms and a lot of human review. However, in recent years this approach has proven to not scale well with the ever increasingly strict regulatory environment. We at Bayard Rock have had much success at applying fancier approaches, including some machine learning, to this problem. In this talk I walk you through the general problem domain and talk about some of the algorithms we use. I’ll also dip into why and how we leverage typed functional programming for rapid iteration with a small team in order to out-innovate our competitors.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Minerich

Richard Minerich

Microsoft MVP & F# expert, @rickasaurus
Richard Minerich is Bayard Rock’s Director of Research and | Development. He is a an avid user of F# and has many years of .NET | expertise. His work at Bayard Rock is largely in the areas of Entity | Resolution and Machine Learning. He runs the NYC F# User Group and is | co-founder of the NYC Haskell Meetup.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:45 - 14:40
2. Beta

15:00

(SLIDES) Diego Ongaro @ongardie - The Raft Consensus Algorithm
Consensus is fundamental to building fault-tolerant systems, but it's poorly understood. We struggled to build a complete system using Paxos, so we developed the Raft consensus algorithm to be easier to understand. Since releasing our first paper draft in 2012, Raft has been implemented in dozens of libraries and systems, and it's now taught at over ten universities. In this talk, I'll give an overview of how Raft works. More info on Raft can be found at https://raft.github.io .

Speakers
avatar for Diego Ongaro

Diego Ongaro

Professor in computer science, @ongardie
Diego completed his PhD with Professor John Ousterhout at Stanford University in 2014. During his PhD, he worked on RAMCloud (a key-value store with 5-10 microsecond latency), the Raft consensus algorithm, and LogCabin (a coordination service built with Raft). He recently joined the Compute Systems team at Salesforce.



Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:00 - 15:55
3. Lambda

15:00

(NEKALBEJO)Yan Cui @theburningmonk - Seven ineffective coding habits many F# programmers don't have
At BuildStuff'14, Kevlin Henney presented an excellent talk titled "Seven ineffective coding habits of many programmers". As an attendee that day and someone who has exhibited many of these habits over the years, I came to realize that using F# has cured me of many of these ineffective habits!

In this talk I'll share my thoughts on how the use of F# and functional programming techniques can help form and nurture good habits and give you the perfect practice you need to make perfect.

Speakers
avatar for Yan Cui

Yan Cui

Scalable backend system expert, @theburningmonk
Yan works as a server side developer at Gamesys where he develops scalable backend services for Gamesys's social games on mobile and Facebook. He's a co-author of “F# Deep Dives” by Manning and a regular speaker on topics such as Aspect-Oriented Programming, F# and NoSQL. He also keeps an active blog at http://theburningmonk.com


Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:00 - 15:55
4. Zeta

15:00

(NO SLIDES)Sean Trelford @ptrelford - Fun and games with F#
In this live coding session I'll show you how to make music, 3D scenes through to interactive video games with F# in the REPL.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Trelford

Sean Trelford

F#, Python, JavaScript enthusiast, @ptrelford
Sean is currently studying in Cambridgeshire, he enjoys playing guitar and piano, and writing apps and games in F#, Python, JavaScript, Lua and occasionally Basic.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:00 - 15:55
5. Theta

15:00

David Laribee @laribee - The Liberal Arts Programmer SLIDES: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7QVa1N0qGcpYWd1NXpDbUpTaG8/view
At a certain point software was everything in my life. Learning new languages, architectures, design patterns and acquiring skill in practice - my raisons d'etre. After a while things clicked, and I started leading teams of more junior programmers.

"The People Problem" presented new and foreign challenges. There's nothing quite like working with others on real products to transform egocentric practice into empathic pragmatism. My search for a new bag of tricks led me back to my earlier studies in the humanities. Suddenly my liberal arts education, formerly regarded as tangential even if interesting, felt applicable to more than cocktail party conversation.

In this talk we'll look at disciplines outside the purview of software development with an eye for how borrowed ideas can yield not only inspiration and analogy, but real innovations and breakthroughs. I'll share examples from fine art, psychology, history and literature influence my approach and the work of others.

My sincere hope is that you'll walk away from our time together with a heightened appreciation for how looking outside software development can enhance your journey within software development.

Speakers
avatar for David Laribee

David Laribee

Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum coach, @laribee
David Laribee is a product development coach with deep roots in Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback. | Over the last 18 years, David has built teams and products for companies of all shapes and sizes. He’s founded companies and consulted for Fortune 50 enterprises. He’s developed software-intensive products for all kinds of domains from technology to insurance to beverage... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:00 - 15:55
1. Alfa

15:00

(SLIDES) Ian Cooper @ICooper - Service Discovery and Clustering for .NET developers
Building a distributed system means you need to consider how you will discover services, and ensure they are available. In this presentation we look at Service Discovery and Clustering approaches and tools, and show .NET developers how to work with tools such as Serf, Consul, and Zookeeper

Speakers
avatar for Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper

.NET SOFTWARE ARCHITECT AT HUDDLE, UK
Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, ‘shrink-wrapped’ products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:00 - 15:55
2. Beta

15:55

Coffee/tea break
Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:55 - 16:15
1. Alfa

16:15

(SLIDES) Howard Chu @hyc_symas - The Lightning Memory-Mapped Database
The Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB) was introduced at LDAPCon 2011 and has been enjoying tremendous success in the intervening time. LMDB was written for the OpenLDAP Project and has proved to be the world's smallest, fastest, and most reliable transactional embedded data store. It has cemented OpenLDAP's position as world's fastest directory server, and its adoption outside the OpenLDAP Project continues to grow, with a wide range of applications including big data services, crypto-currencies, machine learning, and many others.

The talk will cover highlights of the LMDB design as well as the impact of LMDB on other projects.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Chu

Howard Chu

Open Source software developer, @hyc_symas
Howard has been writing Free/Open Source software since the 1980s. His work has spanned a wide range of computing topics, including most of the GNU utilities (gcc, gdb, gmake, etc.), networking protocols and tools, kernel and filesystem drivers, and focused on maximizing the useful work from a system. Howard has led the OpenLDAP Project since 2007 and his experience has made OpenLDAP the world’s fastest and most efficient directory software... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 16:15 - 17:10
2. Beta

16:15

(NERA) Greg Young @gregyoung - Privateeye
In this talk we will sleuth into what is privateeye. We will turn our
detective skills on how your application actually work and we will do
it using nothing but a REPL. You know how to code, let's code through
a murder mystery together.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Young

Greg Young

CQRS author, @gregyoung
Gregory Young coined the term “CQRS” (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) and it was instantly picked up by the community who have elaborated upon it ever since. Greg is an independent consultant and serial entrepreneur. He has 15+ years of varied experience in computer science from embedded operating systems to business systems and he brings a pragmatic and often times unusual viewpoint to discussions. He’s a frequent... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 16:15 - 17:10
1. Alfa

16:15

(SLIDES) Jevgenij Nekrasov @jnekrasov - Being Meta
We are going to discuss meta programming approaches in .NET world, trying to give brief overview of different techniques,which can expand your horizons as a developer and become more meta-developer.It's all about writing code, which analyse your code or manipulate it, so we will start with some simple examples and then go a bit dipper.Special attention  will be given to DSL and how you can construct your own implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Jevgenij Nekrasov

Jevgenij Nekrasov

Senior .NET Developer at Visma, @jnekrasov
I am passionate DIYer and I like robots. I really enjoy everything, which is done by human hands. | My IT career I started with some stochastic programming experience using Java. | Now I am working as .NET developer mostly on enterprise systems, trying to spend my free time playing with DIY projects. | Today I am feeling a bit confused about meta approaches in IT world - the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.

Sponsors


Wednesday November 18, 2015 16:15 - 17:10
5. Theta

16:15

(SLIDES) Robert Virding @rvirding - Implementing Languages in Erlang
This tutorial will look at the problem of implementing languages in Erlang on top of the Erlang system. Such languages can be anything from small DSL for coding a specific problem to a complete language which for some reason it is beneficial to run it natively inside Erlang. We will look at parsing languages, implementing a basic interpreter and then integrating that into an Erlang application. Finally we will discuss compiling our languages into Erlang. As an example we will use a small existing language. The topics we will look at here are quite common and apply to most languages and many of the solutions are also applicable to othere langauages and systems apart from Erlang.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Virding

Robert Virding

One of the co-inventors of Erlang, Erlang Solutions
Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and was an early member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler. He has always been interested in language design and implementation and while at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of functional and logic languages and on garbage collection. More... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 16:15 - 17:10
3. Lambda

16:15

(SLIDES) Sebastien Lambla @serialseb - The Simple Life of ReSTful Microservices
Microservices are in, monolithic apps are out, everyone is high in the cloud, SOA is undead, ReSTful is never really ReSTful because pragmatism, and messaging is either really awesome or really bad. Very complicated, right? Complex systems are all around us, often made of many small and simple entities. In this talk we'll explore how complexity can be reduced to its smallest cohesive parts, communication normalized through the power of evolvable contracts, ReSTful and event-driven interfaces, and how to make a microservice swarm fly in unison.

Speakers
avatar for Sebastien Lambla

Sebastien Lambla

Caffeine IT
Sebastien Lambla has been involved in software development since receiving his first web browser, back in the days of Netsape Navigator 1.2. After a few years of hacking on javascript, he turned his attention to the .net platform, on which he would spend the next few years building software in many companies. From 2006, Sebastien has been running Caffeine IT, a consultancy helping clients from all over Europe implement first-grade and... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 16:15 - 17:10
4. Zeta

17:10

 
Thursday, November 19
 

08:45

Morning coffee/tea

Thursday November 19, 2015 08:45 - 09:10
1. Alfa

09:00

Open Space

Thursday November 19, 2015 09:00 - 17:05
6. Lobby

09:10

KEYNOTE: Mel Conway @conways_law - Coding vs. the Brain: Can't We All Just Get Along?
In an extremely short time interactive information appliances such as mobile devices, computers, and interactive kiosks such as ATMs have exploded into common use all over the globe. An understanding of how these appliances work must now join arithmetic and the calendar in the migration toward universally accessible simplicity. This migration will require a radical simplification of the conceptual model for the internal workings of interactive appliances that is more intuitive than algorithms for the mass of people.

The talk presents a hybrid unidirectional-flow/message model of the internal operation of interactive information appliances that is intuitive, generally applicable, and largely algorithm-free. It also presents design principles that formalize what-you-see-is-what-you-get construction-tool behavior. Finally, the talk demonstrates a proof-of-concept application builder that conforms to these design principles and that builds small applications that work according to the new conceptual model.

Speakers
avatar for Melvin Conway

Melvin Conway

Melvin Edward Conway is an early computer scientist, computer programmer, and hacker who coined what's now known as Conway's Law: "Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations." Conway wrote an assembler for the Burroughs model 220 computer called SAVE. The name SAVE was not an acronym, but a... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2015 09:10 - 10:10
1. Alfa

10:10

Coffee/tea break
Speakers

Thursday November 19, 2015 10:10 - 10:30
1. Alfa

10:30

(SLIDES) Simona Bekeraite @technarium - Building Stuff at Technarium: a hackerspace in Vilnius
Technarium is an independent, community-operated hackerspace in Vilnius, Lithuania. We make things: analogue and digital physical stuff, software, research experiments, art. In this talk we'll show some of our projects, talk about the stuff that keeps us ticking ant tell about the joys and difficulties of building an independent open space of technical creativity. 

Speakers


Thursday November 19, 2015 10:30 - 11:25
5. Theta

10:30

(NENAUDOJA)Venkat Subramaniam @venkat_s - Transforming Your Code to Java 8
The new facilities in Java 8 is about the change the way we write code. Our code will become more expressive and concise. But, exactly how? In this presentation we will take several common Java code examples, discuss the core idea expressed in code, and transform that code to use the facilities in Java 8. Watch and interact as you see Java code go through a weight loss program right in front of your eyes.

Speakers
avatar for Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, venkat_s
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. | He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. | | Venkat is a... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2015 10:30 - 11:25
1. Alfa

10:30

(SLIDES) Felienne Hermans @Felienne - A board game night with geeks
So this one day, I am playing the board game Quarto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarto_%28board_game%29) with my friend and I wonder, can this game end in a tie, or is there always a winner?

Normal people might have squabbled or shrugged, but not us nerds! We obviously abandoned the game, took our laptops to the local pub and started hacking. In this talk I will explain how I used F# to transform this problem to satisfiability, and ran it through a sat solver to discover if it can indeed end in a tie.

I will also show how to apply the same technique to more useful problems such as scheduling and register allocation.

Speakers
avatar for Felienne Hermans

Felienne Hermans

Professor in software engineering, Felienne
Felienne is an assistant professor at Delft University of Technology. During her PhD project, she researched the applicability of refactoring and smell detection to spreadsheets, and founded a spin off based on this idea. Now a professor, she continues her mission to improve spreadsheets in the wild using software engineering methods. | | On Saturdays, she teaches a bunch of kids Lego Mindstorms Saturday in a local community center, and she... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 10:30 - 11:25
2. Beta

10:30

(SLIDES)Motiejus Jakštys @mo_kelione - Unikernels and the future of secure cloud computing.
Over one million AWS customers are happy with the benefits they get from Cloud Computing. One of the reasons for this is the vast array of choice they have in how they run their applications in the cloud. One choice customers have to run their applications, that is not so well known, is to use Unikernels. At the end of the talk, you will understand how Unikernels can make your applications efficient, scalable and secure.

The talk will be followed by a demonstration on how we all can take advantage of unikernels right now. An existing Linux-runnable web service will be converted to a unikernel and executed both the local desktop and on Amazon EC2.

Speakers
avatar for Motiejus Jakštys

Motiejus Jakštys

Software developer, Amazon Web Services
Motiejus calls himself a developer with a pager. His first computer hobby was tweaking the boot sequence of MS-DOS and early Windows OSes. Currently he works for the Amazon WorkMail team to deliver the greatest customer experience for businesses on the move.



Thursday November 19, 2015 10:30 - 11:25
4. Zeta

10:30

(SLIDES)Phillip Trelford @ptrelford - Beyond Lists
Selecting appropriate data structures is key to your application's performance.
In this session we'll go beyond lists to find orders of magnitude performance improvements.
Expect plenty of live demos and anecdotes gathered over decades of financial and AAA video game development

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Trelford

Phillip Trelford

Sean's dad, @ptrelford
Phil has been building software using a wide range of technologies for over 20 years with experience in video games, retail, leisure and financial sectors. | He is an active member of the software development community, regularly attending and speaking at user groups and conferences, blogging and contributing to open source projects. He is a co-organizer of the London F# User Group and a founding member of the F# Foundation.



Thursday November 19, 2015 10:30 - 11:25
3. Lambda

11:45

(SLIDES) Øystein Kolsrud - Functional Programming for the Object Oriented
Most modern programming languages have taken inspiration from the functional programming paradigm and have implemented features for making functional modelling easier. To be able to fully leverage the power of languages such as C#, it is therefore necessary to have an understanding of functional programming as well as other paradigms such as object orientation. This presentation gives an introduction to Haskell and compares it to the features provided in C# that have been influenced by concepts from the functional world. In particular, it aims to illustrate how a functional approach to solving problems differs from an object oriented approach.

Speakers


Thursday November 19, 2015 11:45 - 12:40
5. Theta

11:45

(SLIDES)Mathias Brandewinder @brandewinder - The T in TDD: Test, Types, Tales
Test-Driven Development is about writing a test first, then the code that satisfies the test. Or... is it?
Classic TDD has been crucial in my growth as a developer; and yet, as I started using F# more and C# less, my coding practices have evolved dramatically. Nowadays, I barely test first, but spend my days in the scripting environment. In this talk, I will examine how I write code in F# today, in a style I consider very much inspired by TDD; I will also discuss how exploring two paradigms (C# and F#) forced me to re-examine my beliefs, and evolve a slightly different (and perhaps less language specific) understanding of some of the same core principles.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Brandewinder

Mathias Brandewinder

F# and functional programming expert, @brandewinder
Mathias Brandewinder has been developing software for about 10 years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. His language of choice was C#, until he discovered F# and fell in love with it. He enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets very excited when discussing TDD or functional programming. His other professional interests include machine learning and applied math. Mathias is a Microsoft F# MVP... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 11:45 - 12:40
4. Zeta

11:45

(SLIDES) Ali Kheyrollahi @aliostad - From Power Chords to Power of Models: Insights from History of Rock Music via Machine Learning
Who were the most influential bands of Rock history? Which bands could not exist of there was no Velvet Underground? How much Shoegazing subgenre is related to the Drone music? If I like AC/DC, what is the

Rock music history was perhaps full of drugs and alcohol but we are sobering up to represent it in terms of (social) networks and find mathematical relationship between artists, trends and subgenres. Full of DataViz and interesting relationships, we will pick up a few common clustering and network analysis algorithms to analyse the publicly available Wiki data. Expect lots of air guitar power chords and virtuoso solos.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Kheyrollahi

Ali Kheyrollahi

DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS PRACTITIONER, @aliostad
A distributed systems pragmatist and machine learning enthusiast, Ali is a solution architect building web scale solutions, trying to marry scalability with performance. He loves HTTP, API design and business-modelling DDD-style. An Open Source author and blogger, he tries to give back to the community what he has gratefully taken from it. | | He is a blogger and has co-authored a book. An ex-Medical doctor, he also has a passion for... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 11:45 - 12:40
2. Beta

11:45

(SLIDES) Randy Shoup @randyshoup - Service Architectures at Scale: Lessons from Google and eBay
Over time, almost all large, well-known web sites have evolved their architectures from an early monolithic application to a loosely-coupled ecosystem of polyglot microservices. While first-order goals are almost always driven by the needs of scalability and velocity, this evolution also produces second-order effects on the organization as well. This session will discuss modern service architectures at scale, using specific examples from both Google and eBay.

It will cover some interesting -- and perhaps nonintuitive -- lessons learned in building and operating these sites. It continues with some more advanced implications of a microservices architecture, including SLAs, cost-allocation, and vendor-customer relationships within the organization. It concludes by exploring a set of common service anti-patterns.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Shoup

Randy Shoup

Consulting CTO (former eBay, Google, KIXEYE), @randyshoup
Randy Shoup is the Chief Technology Officer at KIXEYE, making awesome games scalabler and reliabler. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at Google, leading several teams building Google App Engine, the world’s largest Platform as a Service. Prior to Google, he spent 6 1/2 years as Chief Engineer at eBay, building several successive generations of eBay’s real-time search engine. | Randy speaks regularly at conferences on... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 11:45 - 12:40
1. Alfa

11:45

(SLIDES)Liz Keogh @lunivore - Why Building the Right Thing means Building the Thing Right
Whenever we do anything new, we make discoveries. From small changes to the UI to disruptive innovation; from learning how our team-mates like their coffee to creating brand warmth in a global enterprise; everything we do involves reacting not just to the problems we discover, but also the opportunities. In this talk we look at why experimentation underpins everything we do in technology, and why being able to move and change the right thing

Speakers
avatar for Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh

Lean and Agile consultan
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a | well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD | community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects | including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with over 15 | years’ experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, | from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now | focuses on Lean, Agile... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 11:45 - 12:40
3. Lambda

12:40

Lunch
Speakers

Thursday November 19, 2015 12:40 - 13:40
1. Alfa

13:40

(SLIDES)Chris Condron @CLCondron - Unsafe at any Speed - Successful high performance low latency systems in C#
A walk through of key pieces of a working production architecture that performs real-time analytics and visualization on 113 million data points per second on a single desktop class workstation. This was achieved through a combination of message oriented processing and unsafe data structures in key locations.
We will review how we mixed managed code across the majority of the application with unsafe data structures in key algorithmic location giving the best of both world.
We will review the details of simple custom memory management used in the allocation unsafe data without leaks or GC thrashing and some of the particulars of the general algorithmic approaches leveraging data locality and pointer operations.
Finally we will review the message based data processing pipeline that routes the processing through the system.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Condron

Chris Condron

Software Engineer and Architect, @CLCondron
Software Engineer and Architect for 15 + years in Telecom, Financial Services, and Medical Devices. Currently building high performance low latency distributed systems using message oriented architectures, DDD, and CQRS.



Thursday November 19, 2015 13:40 - 14:35
3. Lambda

13:40

(SLIDES) Kevlin Henney @KevlinHenney - Functional Programming You Already Know
From JVM to .NET languages, from minor coding idioms to system-level architectures, functional programming is enjoying a long overdue surge in interest. Functional programming is certainly not a new idea and, although not apparently as mainstream as object-oriented and procedural programming, many of its concepts are also more familiar than many programmers believe. This talk examines functional and declarative programming styles from the point of view of coding patterns, little languages and programming techniques already familiar to many programmers.

Speakers
avatar for Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney

Independent consultant and trainer, @KevlinHenney
Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 13:40 - 14:35
1. Alfa

13:40

(SLIDES) Pavlo Baron @pavlobaron - Why we do tech the way we do tech now?
The pace with which we introduce, replace, remove, reinvent, copy, modify and fork technologies has become insane. Even 10 years ago, a developer was focusing on one language, one framework, one database, one area. Today, we eventually have to write code in multiple languages on one single project, mixing multiple databases and going through the whole technology stack of the modern IT. There isn't even time to hold on and ask yourself: why are we doing tech the way we're doing tech today? I'll explain why, and eventually help turning from passive passenger into a co-driver.

Speakers
avatar for Pavlo Baron

Pavlo Baron

Big Data expert, @pavlobaron
Pavlo Baron is lead data technologist with codecentric AG. His passion are high-performance, distributed systems and large data sets – the infrastructure behind what they call Big Data. Pavlo is frequent conference speaker and has written four German books: "Big Data for IT decision makers", “Erlang/OTP”, “Pragmatic IT Architecture” and “Fragile Agile”.



Thursday November 19, 2015 13:40 - 14:35
5. Theta

13:40

(SLIDES) Dylan Beattie @dylanbeattie - Domain Architecture Isomorphism: How Spotlight Inverted Conway's Law
Conway's Law says that "organizations which design systems ... are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations". We've seen this happen time and time again. Some organisations are fortunate enough that their communication structure happens to match their ideal architecture. Some organisations succeed in spite of their communication structures, but all too often the communication overheads result in systems that are delivered late, over budget and unfit for purpose.

But what if we're looking at it backwards? Maybe we should start with the system design, and then create an organisational structures that reflects it?

Dylan is the systems architect at Spotlight (www.spotlight.com), the UK's leading casting service. Since 1927, Spotlight has been used to cast productions from Monty Python and James Bond to Star Wars and Game of Thrones. Originally a printed directory, Spotlight has been on the web since 1996, and was one of the first companies in the UK to embrace digital publishing. Having successfully made the transition from a paper-based directory publisher to a digital services company, we now find ourselves in the unusual position of being nearly a century old, yet facing many of the same problems as a successful startup. In this session, we'll talk about how we're restructuring Spotlight so that our systems and our structure align with the natural domain boundaries of our business. We'll talk about the challenges we've faced - how do you promote microservices and modular architecture when some of your customers still think fax machines are a pretty neat idea? How can you decouple monolithic legacy systems, identify bottlenecks, and create just the right amount of architecture? We'll talk about systems integration patterns, and how to run the New Shiny alongside your legacy systems to avoid the risk of "big bang" launches. And you never know - we might even throw in a couple of good showbusiness stories.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie

Systems architect, @dylanbeattie
Dylan wrote his first web page in 1992 and never looked back. He's | currently the systems architect at Spotlight, the UK's leading casting | service for professional actors. Dylan works on distributed systems, | ReST APIs and microservices, and the challenges involved in | introducing scalable architecture in a company where legacy systems | generate most of the revenue. Dylan's appeared at numerous conferences | and user groups, including... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 13:40 - 14:35
2. Beta

13:40

(SLIDES)Pete Smith @beyond_code - The Myth of the Qualified Developer
There's a lot to master in any job, but software engineering takes this to a whole new level. A good developer has to enjoy learning, and of course we usually do this by making mistakes. But what level of knowledge divides a master from a mere competent beginner? How do we know when we've learned enough to do our job properly and consider ourselves fully qualified?

In this talk I'll help you to answer these questions by sharing the stories of my own greatest mistakes, and reveal how a lot of them ended up becoming my greatest opportunities. We'll explore what it means to fail (sometimes specatacularly) and most importantly, how to make the most of it. And remember - whether you think you know too much, or too little - you're wrong!

Speakers
avatar for Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Equal Experts
Pete is a software consultant and speaker based near London with almost 10 years of experience making web applications with ASP.net, specialising in API design and JavaScript browser-based applications. He's also a keen distributed systems enthusiast who enjoys helping clients solve their cloud-scale problems. | | He is the author of Superscribe - an open source routing framework - and HTTP query library Linq to Querystring among others... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 13:40 - 14:35
4. Zeta

14:55

(SLIDES) Tomer Gabel @tomerg - Onboarding at Scale: An Engineering Problem
Of the myriad challenges in scaling up an engineering organization, onboarding new employees is probably the least well-understood. There are relatively common solutions for large-scale recruitment, finance and administration, but onboarding remains a question that many organizations struggle with.

At Wix we've been struggling with massive scaling challenges: over the last two years our company headcount has doubled itself, and we had to learn to cope with the influx while maintaining velocity. In this talk we'll share with you the story of how we set up Wix Academy, an engineer-driven training organization, the solutions we've developed (and still are!), and what we've learned in our first year of operation.

Speakers
avatar for Tomer Gabel

Tomer Gabel

Scala expert, tomerg
A programming junkie and computer history aficionado, Tomer's been around the block a few times before settling at Wix as a system architect. In the last couple of years he's developed a major crush on Scala, promoting it within the Israeli software industry as part of Java.IL (Israeli Java user group) and Underscore (Israeli Scala user group) and organizing the annual Scalapeño conference in Tel-Aviv.



Thursday November 19, 2015 14:55 - 15:50
4. Zeta

14:55

Dmytro Mindra @dmytromindra - Let's Build a 2D Game!
Dmytro Mindra, just left Unity Technologies, the company that ships one of the best cross platform game engines. He still can teach you some game development if asked ;)

Dmytro will make an introduction to game development in Unity and will show how to make a simple 2D game in just an hour. The material for this talk is simple enough for those who have no experience in working with Unity and will feature some really basic C#.

What will you learn? Attendees will get all the material and knowledge to create a simple 2D space shooter game (vertical scroller).

What do we need? Good mood. Basic programming skills (or at least basic copy and paste skills). Laptop with Unity 5.2 installed, if you want to follow some steps.

Who may come? Everyone, who wants to have fun and to learn how to make a simple 2D space shooter game.

And we will give special prizes to those of you who will make the best BuildStuff themed game ;)


Speakers
avatar for Dmytro Mindra

Dmytro Mindra

Test automation expert, @dmytromindra
Dmytro holds the position of Software Development Engineer in Test at Unity Technologies. He is one of the Toolsmiths who are developing tools for test automation. Prior to joining Unity, Dmytro has worked for Microsoft and Lohika. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and User Group meetings.InfoQ: http://www.infoq.com/author/Dmytro-MindraUnity Blog: http://blogs.unity3d.com/author/dmitriy/


Thursday November 19, 2015 14:55 - 15:50
5. Theta

14:55

Mark Rendle @markrendle - ASP.NET 5 on Docker
Now that ASP.NET is fully supported on Linux, you can package and deploy your MVC 6 applications using Docker. In this talk, I'll show you: how to use Docker with ASP.NET 5; how to deploy Docker-packaged solutions to cloud or private platforms; and a variety of Docker-related tools that help in development, testing and production.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Rendle

Mark Rendle

Creator of CloudLens and Simple, markrendle
Pathological programmer, creator of CloudLens and Simple. Data, technical raconteur, and, you know, stuff.


Thursday November 19, 2015 14:55 - 15:50
1. Alfa

14:55

(SLIDES) Ian Cooper @ICooper - Brighter for robust, scalable .NET apps
Brighter http://iancooper.github.io/Paramore/Brighter.html is an OSS library for .NET that allows you to build a robust, fault-tolerant Command architecture for .NET. It supports pipelined execution of commands both in-process and via a Task Queue, and was highlighted in the May 2015 ThoughtWorks Technology Radar. In this presentation we look at what Brighter is, how it does it, and show you how to build robust distributed system with it.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Cooper

Ian Cooper

.NET SOFTWARE ARCHITECT AT HUDDLE, UK
Ian Cooper has over 20 years of experience delivering Microsoft platform solutions in government, healthcare, and finance. During that time he has worked for the DTI, Reuters, Sungard, Misys, Beazley, and Huddle delivering everything from bespoke enterprise solutions, ‘shrink-wrapped’ products, and cloud services to thousands of customers. Ian is a passionate exponent of Software Craftsmanship and Agile Architecture. When he is not... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 14:55 - 15:50
3. Lambda

14:55

(SLIDES) Kristjan Korjus @kristjankorjus - Artificial Intelligence that plays Atari video games: How did DeepMind do it?
We replicated the work of DeepMind as an open source project and created an artificial intelligence that can learn to play different video games in a super-human level without any human intervention. I will talk about deep learning, reinforcement learning and their combination called deep Q-Network.

Speakers
avatar for Kristjan Korjus

Kristjan Korjus

Co-author of "Bedside Reading About Mathematics", UK
Co-author of the 3rd best selling book in Estonia in 2014 "Bedside Reading About Mathematics", Kristjan co-founded matemaatik.ee which was an MIT Global Start-up Conference finalist and Garage48 Hackathon winner. In his spare time, Kristjan led a successful GitHub project "Replicating DeepMind" and is finishing a Ph.D. in Machine Learning. He holds a first class master's degree in mathematics from The University of Manchester and... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 14:55 - 15:50
2. Beta

15:50

Coffee/tea break
Speakers

Thursday November 19, 2015 15:50 - 16:10
1. Alfa

16:10

(SLIDES) KEYNOTE: Russell Miles @russmiles - Lies, Damn Lies and Consulting Lies - The Path to World Domination through Microservices
In this epic, life transforming, talk, Chief Principal Senior Consultant Scientist from Global Enterprise Consultancy ThoughtFlixPivot(tm), will expose the industries best kept secrets on what we now know to be the one true way to a successful Microservices project.

(no JEE Monoliths were harmed in the making of this talk, but may be in the delivery)

Speakers
avatar for Russell Miles

Russell Miles

"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore” – Edward de Bono, “Simplicity”, 1998 Russ Miles is Chief Scientist at Simplicity Itself where he specialises in working with his clients to help deliver simple and valuable software that thrives on change. "Complexity is the silent killer of delivering the right... Read More →



Thursday November 19, 2015 16:10 - 17:05
1. Alfa

19:00

7PM-1AM Party night - other venue! EXIT club Jasinskio 16A, Vilnius
This year party will be held at EXIT club (Jasinskio 16A, Vilnius). We preapared seperate zones for people who wants to chat or code and those who want to dance and go crazy with amazing DEVELOPERS music band "UNDEFINED" from VISMA LIETUVA. All the zones will have it's own bar - so fill free to grab a beer - it's on us!

Quiz show-"Have I Got BS For You"
Also,  our star guests will demonstrate their knowledge of the latest news in technology, software development and buzzwords a new topical quiz show. With over 0b1000 rounds of questions, answers, caption competitions, missing words, the Worst Language In The World, Bot-or-Not, Jargon Jeopardy! and more - all keeping within the Code of Conduct, but only just.
Join hosts Mark Rendle and Dylan Beattie bringing together the best of technology, trivia and comedy.

 

Moderators
avatar for Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie

Systems architect, @dylanbeattie
Dylan wrote his first web page in 1992 and never looked back. He's | currently the systems architect at Spotlight, the UK's leading casting | service for professional actors. Dylan works on distributed systems, | ReST APIs and microservices, and the challenges involved in | introducing scalable architecture in a company where legacy systems | generate most of the revenue. Dylan's appeared at numerous conferences | and user groups, including... Read More →
avatar for Mark Rendle

Mark Rendle

Creator of CloudLens and Simple, markrendle
Pathological programmer, creator of CloudLens and Simple. Data, technical raconteur, and, you know, stuff.

Speakers

Thursday November 19, 2015 19:00 - 20:00
1. Alfa
 
Friday, November 20
 

09:40

Morning coffee/tea

Friday November 20, 2015 09:40 - 10:00
1. Alfa

10:00

(SLIDES) Brian Troutwine @bltroutwine - Getting Uphill on a Candle: Crushed Spines, Detached Retinas and One Small Step
Looking back through history, we often view NASA’s early mission in terms of “getting to the Moon”, discussing how this or that program served the purpose of answering Kennedy’s challenge. This is wrong-headed. In this talk I will discuss aeronautics research beginning with the Writght Brothers and ending with the first Shuttle launch in 1981. We’ll see how NASA is an organization whose primary mission is basic research and development in aeronautics for the benefit of the public at large and space exploration. We’ll see how the Lunar Program was a focusing of research to a practical, political aim which built off decades of basic research and necessarily side-lined other programs. It’s my aim to convince you that Moonshot projects cannot be considered independently of their organizations and its history.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Troutwine

Brian Troutwine

AdRoll
Brian L. Troutwine is a software engineer with a focus on fault tolerance and real-time critical systems. He works extensively in Erlang and is a senior engineer with AdRoll on the real-time bidding project. Brian is likes things that go boom on failure.


Friday November 20, 2015 10:00 - 11:00
1. Alfa

10:00

11:20

(SLIDES) Osvaldas Grigas @ogrigas - Life without Objects
Transitioning from OOP to functional style can be quite challenging, not least because OO programmers are used to thinking in nouns. Programming languages that use functions as primary means of abstraction force one to:

- design things in terms of verbs,
- find new ways of doing composition,
- rediscover polymorphism in a different light.

Fear not! What you have learned about good OO design can be applied to FP, in obvious and weird ways. Code examples will be presented in Clojure.

Speakers
avatar for Osvaldas Grigas

Osvaldas Grigas

Software Developer, Inventi
Facilitator of Coderetreats and Clojure meetups



Friday November 20, 2015 11:20 - 12:15
5. Theta

11:20

(NENAUDOJA)Venkat Subramaniam @venkat_s - Let's Get Lazy
How can big data or highly responsive applications scale to the increasing demands for speed and short response time? Adding more servers to the cluster is not the answer. The smartness comes from being lazy as laziness can translate to efficiency and scalability. In this presentation we will learn about what lazy evaluation is, explore some data structures and APIs that promote lazy execution, and tie it back into scalability and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, venkat_s
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. | He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. | | Venkat is a... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 11:20 - 12:15
1. Alfa

11:20

(SLIDES) Bozhidar Batsov @bbatsov - CIDER: Building a Clojure Interactive Development Environment that Rock in Emacs
This talk is dedicated to CIDER - an interactive development environment for Clojure. CIDER is the most popular programming environment in the world of Clojure these days and it's quite unique, for it's not a plugin for IntelliJ, Visual Studio or Netbeans; quite the contrary - it's built on top of the Emacs editor and it still provides a ton of cool features that most IDE users have come to love and expect from a modern programming environment.

We'll discuss whether (why) it's a good idea to build dev tools on top of Emacs, the history of the project, its current state and the bold plans for its future.

Be advised - by the end of the talk you'll probably become an Emacs user for life, so attend it at your own risk! :-)

Speakers
avatar for Bozhidar Batsov

Bozhidar Batsov

VP of Engineering
Bozhidar loves computers in general and programming in particular. His fanatic devotion to Emacs is known world-wide. Bozhidar spends a lot of his time on GitHub, contributing to various Ruby, Clojure and Emacs Lisp projects. Believe it or not, Bozhidar has interests outside computers as well! We won't, however, bore you with those here.



Friday November 20, 2015 11:20 - 12:15
2. Beta

11:20

(SLIDES)Chris Condron @CLCondron - Teaching my Team CQRS
I first attended one of Greg's workshops on CQRS and message driven architectures several years ago and fell in love with the design patterns. However what seems so clear to me seems to often elude even senior developers who I try to introduce it to. The key element I've found in getting developers to write code using the new patterns is to get them thinking in the new patterns. Solving problems in the new way, rather than what they have always done. I'll be talking about the problems I've seen on different teams moving from a training context to solving problems in production code under a deadline. Then we'll cover some of the key mental blocks to adopting the new methodologies. Finally walking through successful approaches that have gotten people thinking and solving problems in the new ways.

Speakers
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Chris Condron

Software Engineer and Architect, @CLCondron
Software Engineer and Architect for 15 + years in Telecom, Financial Services, and Medical Devices. Currently building high performance low latency distributed systems using message oriented architectures, DDD, and CQRS.


Friday November 20, 2015 11:20 - 12:15
4. Zeta

11:20

Amanda Laucher @pandamonial - Property Based Testing: Shrinking the Risk in Your Code
Perhaps you’ve been hearing a lot about Haskell programmers being absolutely certain that their code is correct but you haven’t taken the leap into day to day Haskell development. Do not despair, there are techniques that can allow you to have confidence in your code without needing to change your development stack. In fact, you can use the same testing techniques Haskellers use without even using a language with a static type checker.

In this session we will be looking at Property Based Testing, and how this approach can allow us to avoid thousands of lines of testing code when ensuring that our code meets specification. Property Based Testing generates inputs based on the properties of the program that we stipulate, and so are based on the business logic, in the same way that types are. Furthermore, if the test fails, a good framework will shrink the problem to the smallest possible data set that gives an error, helping to pinpoint the bug. This session requires no previous knowledge of free-monads, co-products, or other terms you may have grown to hate. 

Speakers
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Amanda Laucher

Graph databases expert, @pandamonial
Amanda Laucher has been working with technology her entire life. Some of her favorite childhood memories include working with punch cards alongside her grandmother or learning Morse code from her dad. Solving complex business problems with code is her passion, mostly using graph databases nowadays. When she isn’t busy building software you can probably find her in a bar discussing esoteric programming languages, development processes or... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 11:20 - 12:15
3. Lambda

12:15

Lunch
Speakers

Friday November 20, 2015 12:15 - 13:15
1. Alfa

13:15

Mathias Brandewinder @brandewinder - Crunching through big data with MBrace, Azure and F#
For data exploration and rapid prototyping, the productivity of an interactive scripting environment is hard to beat: simply grab data, run code, and iterate based on immediate feedback. However, that story starts to break down when the data you have to process is big, or the computations expensive. Your local machine becomes the bottleneck, and you are left with a slow and unresponsive environment.
In this talk, we will introduce MBrace.net, an open-source and free engine for scalable cloud programming. Using the MBrace programming model, you can keep working in your beloved familiar scripting environment, and easily execute C# or F# code on a cluster of machines on Azure. We will focus primarily on live demos, from provisioning an Azure cluster with Brisk, to analyzing large datasets in a distributed fashion; in particular, we will discuss how this setup is relevant to data science and machine learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Brandewinder

Mathias Brandewinder

F# and functional programming expert, @brandewinder
Mathias Brandewinder has been developing software for about 10 years, and loving every minute of it, except maybe for a few release days. His language of choice was C#, until he discovered F# and fell in love with it. He enjoys arguing about code and how to make it better, and gets very excited when discussing TDD or functional programming. His other professional interests include machine learning and applied math. Mathias is a Microsoft F# MVP... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 13:15 - 14:10
4. Zeta

13:15

(SLIDES) Michael Feathers @mfeathers - The Slow Steady Industry Move Toward Tacit Programming
We're all aware that the industry is moving from Object-Orientation toward Functional Programming, but the move may be even deeper than that. As we adopt a strongly compositional style using tools like LINQ, Rx, Java Streams, and Ruby's Enumerable, we find that we approach a type of programming that is closer to what is common in the APL family of languages. This talk will explore the trend and its possible ramifications.

Speakers
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Michael Feathers

WELC author, @mfeathers
Michael Feathers is the Founder and Director of R7K Research & Conveyance, a companyspecializing in software and organization design. Prior to forming R7K, Michael was the ChiefScientist of Obtiva and a consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the past 20 years hehas consulted with hundreds of organizations, supporting them with general software designissues, process change and code revitalization. A frequent presenter at national... Read More →


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Friday November 20, 2015 13:15 - 14:10
1. Alfa

13:15

(SLIDES) Pawel Sawicz @sawiczpawel - Mutate your code and reveal you true test coverage
Session is about mutation testing, why and when you should mutate your code. What benefits comes by mutating your code. Simply test your own tests. It's very helpful tool with TDD where you are exposed to a lot of wrong assumptions and simple syntactic errors that can propagate other errors.

Speakers
avatar for Pawel Sawicz

Pawel Sawicz

API Developer, @sawiczpawel
Pawel work for JustGiving as a API Developer, recently graduated Wroclaw University of Technology. Everyday trying to figured out something new that would help DevCommunity. Big fan of IPA.



Friday November 20, 2015 13:15 - 14:10
5. Theta

13:15

(SLIDES) Sam Elamin @samelamin - Monoliths to Microservices. A Journey
Your monolithic system is a pain to work with and maintain. Moving to a distributed system will solve all your problems and you will be in developer heaven. Right? You will be working with cool technologies and amazing concepts. Plus, it's Microservices! So what could possibly go wrong?

In this talk Sam Elamin will relate his real life experience migrating a single ASP.NET application with a monolithic database to a distributed system dealing with £100,000 transactions every hour. Sam will cover the challenges faced, the lessons learned, and offer some final takeaways.

This "from the trenches" story will show you the pitfalls to avoid when doing Microservices.

Speakers
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Sam Elamin

Software Craftsman, Samelamin
Sam has been a software developer professionally for the last 8 years, but has been programming just for fun from a long-long time ago! | Sam loves Agile, TDD and Clean code. But over all the software craftsmanship movement, he is a DDD evangelist and of course an active member and sometimes host of the London software craftsmanship meetup group | Sam likes to continuously learn from his failures. Kaizen is the motto.



Friday November 20, 2015 13:15 - 14:10
2. Beta

13:15

Pavlo Baron @pavlobaron - Why monitoring sucks, and how to improve it
Computers are good at solving recurrent problems. Much better than humans are. And still, we keep them dumb with a set of simplest heuristics when it's about monitoring complex infrastructures, leaving the largest part of the job - issue recognition and analysis - to ourselves. This might work with a server or two, but definitely won't in a larger setup, even if we convince ourselves it would. We need new approaches to monitoring our systems that combine the best of software engineering and mathematics. In this talk, I will explain the vision and the targets towards it.

Speakers
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Pavlo Baron

Big Data expert, @pavlobaron
Pavlo Baron is lead data technologist with codecentric AG. His passion are high-performance, distributed systems and large data sets – the infrastructure behind what they call Big Data. Pavlo is frequent conference speaker and has written four German books: "Big Data for IT decision makers", “Erlang/OTP”, “Pragmatic IT Architecture” and “Fragile Agile”.


Friday November 20, 2015 13:15 - 14:10
3. Lambda

14:30

(SLIDES) Kevlin Henney @KevlinHenney - Programming with GUTs
These days testing is considered a sexy topic for programmers. Who'd have thought it? But what makes for good unit tests (GUTs)? There's more to effective unit testing than just knowing the assertion syntax of a framework.

Testing represents a form of communication and, as such, it offers multiple levels and forms of feedback, not just basic defect detection. Effective unit testing requires an understanding of what forms of feedback and communication are offered by tests, and what styles encourage or discourage such qualities.

What style of test partitioning is most common, and yet scales poorly and is ineffective at properly expressing the behaviour of a class or component? What styles, tricks and tips can be used to make tests more specification-like and can scale as the codebase grows?

Speakers
avatar for Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney

Independent consultant and trainer, @KevlinHenney
Kevlin is an independent consultant and trainer based in the UK. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process. He has been a columnist for various magazines and web sites, including Better Software, The Register, Java Report and the C/C++ Users Journal. Kevlin is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2015 14:30 - 15:25
1. Alfa

14:30

(SLIDES) Yan Cui @theburningmonk - My adventure with Elm
Reactive Extensions (Rx) has brought reactive programming to the mainstream in recent years with successful adoption in languages such as C#, Java and JavaScript. But have you ever wondered what Rx will look like as a language?

Elm is a new programming language based on the idea of Functional Reactive Programming (FRP). Elm lets you create highly interactive web applications without all the messy callbacks tangling around shared states.

In this talk Yan Cui will give a gentle introduction to Elm and share his experience learning Elm and recreating Missile Command in Elm with less than 250 LOC. You will leave this session with a handle on the Functional Reactive Programming paradigm and a basic understanding of the Elm language.

Speakers
avatar for Yan Cui

Yan Cui

Scalable backend system expert, @theburningmonk
Yan works as a server side developer at Gamesys where he develops scalable backend services for Gamesys's social games on mobile and Facebook. He's a co-author of “F# Deep Dives” by Manning and a regular speaker on topics such as Aspect-Oriented Programming, F# and NoSQL. He also keeps an active blog at http://theburningmonk.com



Friday November 20, 2015 14:30 - 15:25
5. Theta

14:30

(SLIDES) Darach Ennis @darachennis - Our Little Pony https://cdn.rawgit.com/darach/my_little_pony/master/our-little-pony.html#/
Pony is a relatively new LLVM based compiled language supporting ease of integration with native code. This talk takes a deep dive into Pony and the mature Erlang ecosystem. Plus, who doesn't like 'ponies'?

Talk objectives:

- Learn a little about Pony itself, using Pony, and extending Pony with native extensions.
- Compare and contrast to the Erlang ecosystem on a joyride through the fields of pony.
- There will be pictures of ponies, natch.


Speakers
avatar for Darach Ennis

Darach Ennis

www.thingk.io
Founder of ThingK.io, an early stage stealth startup in London, UK. | | Darach is a polyglot programmer who has spent 20 years building distributed event based systems for investment banks, networking hardware manufacturers ( literally the internet that connects the internet of things ) and gaming and gambling environments. | | He also flies drones with coffee machines and gets robots to referee humans playing 2 player games. A simple device... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 14:30 - 15:25
4. Zeta

14:30

(SLIDES) Ben Hall @ben_hall - Real World Experience Report on Running Docker
Docker has taken the world by storm and is rapidly becoming the de-facto way to deploy applications and services. With a new development and deployment approach it brings new challenges and best practices.

During this talk Ben will discuss his experiences of working with Docker on a daily basis as a development platform and deploying it into production.

Ben discuss his experience with using Docker around areas such as:
- Development, Test and Build lifecycle
- Building and creating small, streamlined, containers
- Auto-discovery architecture
- Scaling production nodes
- Resource management
- Security concerns and considerations

At the end attendees will understand the advantages along with the potential issues of running Docker based on real world experience. This should enable them to identify how to migrate and build their own applications using a container based architecture.

Speakers
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Ben Hall

Startup entrepreneur, ben_hall
Ben is the founder of Ocelot Uproar, a company focused on building products loved by users while helping other companies succeed with building their own businesses. He has worked as systems administrator, tester and developer, finding time to become a published author and conference speaker. Ben continues to look for the next challenge to solve, generally over a beer.



Friday November 20, 2015 14:30 - 15:25
3. Lambda

14:30

(SLIDES)Rachel Reese @rachelreese - Patterns and Practices for Real-World Event-driven Microservices
At Jet.com, we've based our architecture around cloud-based event-driven microservices, and over the last several months, have schooled ourselves on what works and what doesn't. This session will walk you through the lessons we have learned on our way to developing our platform.

Speakers
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Rachel Reese

Software engineer and math geek, @rachelreese
Rachel Reese is a long-time software engineer and math geek who can often be found talking to random strangers about the joys of functional programming and F#. She currently works for Jet.com in NYC. She has helped run the Nashville F# User group, @NashFSharp, and the Burlington, VT functional programming user group, @VTFun. She's also an ASPInsider, an F# MVP, a Xamarin MVP, a community enthusiast, one of the founding @lambdaladies, and a... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2015 14:30 - 15:25
2. Beta

15:25

Coffee/tea break
Speakers

Friday November 20, 2015 15:25 - 15:45
1. Alfa

15:45

(NO SLIDES)Pieter Hintjens @hintjens - Ten Rules for API Design
Every software developer uses APIs and most of us make them. The design of a "good" API is a black art. You know one when you see one. And yet how many of us could explain why some APIs are complex and hard to learn, while others are clean, simple, and a joy to use. It's a question I'll answer in this talk, and provide ten rules for good API design.

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Hintjens

Pieter Hintjens

Expert in distributed computing, @hintjens
Pieter Hintjens is a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He is an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007, and in 2013 launched the edgenet project to build a fully secure, anonymous peer-to-peer Internet. He is the author... Read More →


Friday November 20, 2015 15:45 - 16:40
1. Alfa

15:45

(SLIDES) Jeroen Soeters @JeroenSoeters - The Hitchhiker's Guide To Neuroevolution in Erlang
Neuroevolution is a technique where we use algorithms inspired by nature to evolve neural networks. We will go on a journey on which we first explore the basics of a neural network, followed by looking at the beauty of evolutionary computation and ultimately go down the rabbit hole and combine the two to create a platform for evolving neural networks that can be used to tackle a wide variety of problems from cleaning robots to financial oracles.

Speakers
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Jeroen Soeters

DDD practitioner, @JeroenSoeters
Experienced software developer with a huge passion for the job. At the moment my main focus is implementing domain driven design and micro services in big event-driven enterprise-y systems. I have mainly been working with C#, a bit of F# and these days I'm working on the JVM stack. I have a significant interest for most functional languages like Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, Elixir and of course F#.



Friday November 20, 2015 15:45 - 16:40
3. Lambda

15:45

(SLIDES)Dylan Beattie @dylanbeattie - Are smart systems making us stupid?
"The Turing Test will be passed by 2020. Not by an advanced artificial intelligence, but by a human being who is stupider than their own phone"

Did you read about the man who drove his car into a lake because Google Maps told him to? Or the woman who put her phone into "airplane mode" and threw it out of a window? Does Google ever freak you out by showing you stuff it's not supposed to know about?

Software and smart devices are changing the world beyond recognition, and all too often, the human beings who create it are struggling to keep up. We create devices that can make crystal-clear hi-def video calls to anywhere in the world, and then laugh at someone who microwaves their iPhone because they read online that it would charge the battery. You spend $800 on a tablet computer that doesn't even include an instruction manual - and then your three-year-old kid finds a shortcut for playing Peppa Pig videos that you didn't know existed. At the other end of the scale, we're building huge distributed systems too complicated for any human to understand. Decisions that affect our lives - the pages that show up in our search results; the people we meet on Tinder; the price we pay for car insurance - are being delegated to algorithms so sophisticated that nobody can explain why a particular result happened, or predict whether it will happen again.

So what can we do about it? As developers, how do we build systems that don't make people feel stupid? How do we empower users to make decisions and apply common sense in a world where tomorrow's technology is indistinguishable from yesterday's magic?

In this session, we'll talk about auto-correct, waterproof smart phones, cognitive bias, Markov chains, Windows 10, self-driving cars, chaos theory, the psychology of risk, Monty Hall, user experience design, the Dunning-Kruger effect, and why Facebook is still showing you adverts for cheap flights to Lithuania even though you're already here.

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie

Systems architect, @dylanbeattie
Dylan wrote his first web page in 1992 and never looked back. He's | currently the systems architect at Spotlight, the UK's leading casting | service for professional actors. Dylan works on distributed systems, | ReST APIs and microservices, and the challenges involved in | introducing scalable architecture in a company where legacy systems | generate most of the revenue. Dylan's appeared at numerous conferences | and user groups, including... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2015 15:45 - 16:40
2. Beta

15:45

(SLIDES) Jonathan Graham @graham_jp - Reactive Systems: From Drug Development to Functional Programming
Systems built as Reactive Systems are more flexible, loosely-coupled and scalable. This makes them easier to develop and amenable to change. They are significantly more tolerant of failure and when failure does occur they meet it with elegance rather than disaster.1

The approach to the design and development of manufacturing processes for the production of new drugs within the pharmaceutical industry has changed dramatically over the last decade. Focus is given to designing systems that are responsive to issues and constraints, through knowledge of the impact of exceeding standard operating ranges and the use of real-time analytics; resilient to failures that could occur at any point within the system; elastic to changing demands that occur during the lifecycle of manufacture through a flexible and well understood approach to scalability; and message driven, whereby the resources used and specifications required for a specific segment of the system are derived by the demands external to that segment. With Quality by Design2 applied throughout the development process, the industry is now beginning to reap the benefits from the flexibility that Reactive Systems provide in production.

In this presentation we will use learning’s from the Pharmaceutical Industry to explore the extent of the Reactive Manifesto for software development, and we will look specifically at how this relates to functional programming. The public demands high and consistent quality from the medicines that we take, and we should demand that same quality from the software that we develop. If you are passionate about the quality of your code, then this talk will provide you with a new perspective on how you think about your craft.


1 http://www.reactivemanifesto.org
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_by_Design

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Graham

Jonathan Graham

Live coding musician, graham_jp
Having spent many years in process design, developing drugs for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Jonathan Graham decided to take a twist in his career by letting another passion take the drivers seat. His love for music alongside his well-honed systems thinking skills made live coding music with Meta-eX a natural fit.Jonathan has traveled the world showing audiences of all sizes how they too can use music as a way to learn to code, or... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2015 15:45 - 16:40
4. Zeta

15:45

(SLIDES) Paul Stack @stack72 - Continuous Delivery - The Missing Parts
A lot of developers have started to believe that hooking Visual Studio
up to Azure and pushing code direct from their machines is CD. As much
as I hate to say it, it isn't. Continuous delivery has so many more
moving parts required to work together.

As we discuss concepts such as config management, orchestration,
security, monitoring and logging, this talk will help developers
realise that continuous delivery is something we need to continually
measure, learn and adapt to make us a higher achieving organisation.

Speakers
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Paul Stack

DevOps expert, @stack92
Paul Stack is a London based developer working for OpenTable. Paul has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration and continuous delivery and why they should be part of what developers do on a day to day basis. He believes that reliably delivering software is just as important as its development. Paul’s newest passion is the DevOps movement and how this helps not just development and... Read More →



Friday November 20, 2015 15:45 - 16:40
5. Theta

17:00

Raffle time!
Speakers

Friday November 20, 2015 17:00 - 17:10
1. Alfa

17:10

(No slides Mark Rendle @markrendle - Programming For The Criminally Insane
Many programming languages strive to be expressive, succinct, elegant and performant.

Many others don't.

Guess which ones this talk is about.

Speakers
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Mark Rendle

Creator of CloudLens and Simple, markrendle
Pathological programmer, creator of CloudLens and Simple. Data, technical raconteur, and, you know, stuff.


Friday November 20, 2015 17:10 - 18:00
1. Alfa
 


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