Track: Sponsored Solution Track IV


Day of week:

Industry practitioners and technical product managers from leading vendors demonstrate solutions to some of today's toughest software development challenges in the areas of performance monitoring, NoSQL & Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host:
Nitin Bharti
Over the last decade, Nitin has helped build several notable online developer communities including, DZone, and The Code Project. He is known for his extensive editorial work in the Enterprise Java, .NET, SOA, and Agile communities. As Managing Editor and Product Manager at C4Media - the producer of and QCon events - Nitin continues to pursue his primary passion: helping spread knowledge and innovation throughout the enterprise software development community.
10:20am - 11:10am

by Mike Potter
Digital Transformation Director, HM Revenue & Customs, HMRC

by Alun Coppack
Partner, Equal Experts

HMRC Digital has created a platform that transforms software delivery within government.

By shifting focus to creating services for its customers and adopting modern open source technologies and agile practices, HMRC has been able to significantly increase the speed with which new products are produced while reducing cost and improving customer satisfaction.

Scala + Play framework + MongoDB micro services underpin an open source stack which provides common components that...

11:30am - 12:20pm

by Mark Needham
Field Engineer, Neo Technology

Dating, as is often said, is a numbers game. And organizations such as, and Zoosk rely on very sophisticated technology as they sift through vast customer bases to create the most compatible couples. Specially, they rely on data to build the most nuanced portraits of their members that they can, so they can find the best matches. This is a business-critical activity for dating sites — the more successful the matching, the better revenues will be. One of the ways they do this is...

1:20pm - 2:10pm

by Gil Tene
CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems

by Mark Price
Senior Developer at LMAX Exchange

Presentation description will be available LMAX Exchange and Azul are both known for low latency and high performance Java technologies. LMAX Exchange has been using Azul's Zing JVM to power thew world's best FX execution venue for a while now. In this session, Mark Price (Senior Developer, LMAX Exchange) and Gil Tene (CTO, Azul Systems) will describe some of the core parts of their respective technology stacks, and discuss experiences and lessons learned from a long term real, world...

2:30pm - 3:20pm

by Wolfgang Hoschek
Software Engineer, Cloudera

Apache Solr on Hadoop is enabling organizations to collect, process and search larger, more varied data. Apache Spark is is making a large impact across the industry, changing the way we think about batch processing and replacing MapReduce in many cases. But how can production users easily migrate ingestion of HDFS data into Solr from MapReduce to Spark? How can they update and delete existing documents in Solr at scale? And how can they easily build flexible data ingestion pipelines?

3:40pm - 4:30pm

by David Brimley
Senior Solutions Architect @ Hazelcast

Howdy Folks, let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, we're talking about the year 2001, a few people had an amazing idea. They were thinking about something that would change the world, it would make the world easy and give programmers almost unlimited power! It was simply referred to as JSR 107, one of the only things to change in the journey of this JSR. These dreamers were way ahead of their time and nothing really happened. So time passed by and by and by and over the years it...

4:50pm - 5:40pm

by Alois Reitbauer
Chief Evangelist, Ruxit

Combining a micro service architecture with Continuous Deployments facilitates a highly agile environment. This can however easily become an operations nightmare . Our recent research focuses on how stable systems are to change and failure. In this talk we present our key findings to answer the following questions:

  • How healthy is my micro service environment?
  • Is my architecture tolerant to deployment problems and failures?
  • How save is to modify certain services...


Covering innovative topics

Wednesday, 4 March

  • Architecture Improvements

    Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture.

  • Big Data Frameworks, Architectures, and Data Science

    As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof?

  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Code Beyond the Dev Team

    As infrastructure becomes as malleable as code, a unified approach from reqs to ops is needed to deliver promised breakthroughs.

  • Engineering Culture

    The best teams and companies talk about how to create amazing engineering cultures.

  • Java - Not Dead Yet

    Java is evolving to meet developer and business needs, from lambdas in Java 8 to built-in support for money types rumoured for Java 9.

  • Mind Matters at Work

    How theories from neuroscience and psychology can help us better understand IT professionals and discover what really motivates them.

Thursday, 5 March

  • Docker, containers and application portability

    People building stuff for and with containers showing why application portability is important, and what can be done with expanding ecosystems.

  • Evolving agile

    Reflecting on and learning from successes and failures in applying agile approaches since the creation of the Agile Manifesto and exploring ways of applying agile practices to increase business value.

  • HTML and JS Today

    The state of the art in web technologies. What is important to know and why?

  • Internet of Things

    What software devs need to know to design and build for instrumented environments and reactive things, what new issues and questions it raises.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    How modern CS helps you tackle today's problems.

  • Reactive Architecture

    How to create reactive systems is more than simply learning a framework. Thinking in a reactive way helps you to design responsive architectures.

  • The Go Language

    The Go Language - Concurrency, Performance, Systems Programming.

Friday, 6 March

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Get a rare look behind the scenes and get to see the architectures of the most well-known sites with the least known architectures.

  • Low latency trading

    The 'race to zero' continues. Join us to learn about the latest tecniques being deployed to optimise order routing and execution.

  • Open source in finance

    Financial services have changed from OS as cost-saving to a competitive weapon. See open source projects that are disrupting the finance industry.

  • Product Mastery

    Come have fun with fellow PMs and BAs as you learn about Value Management. We'll even tell you dark tales of Snarks, Hippos and other obstacles.

  • Taming Microservices

    Tackling the challenges of microservices in practice.

  • Taming Mobile

    Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems.