Solutions Track I

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Day of week: Monday

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, Big Data, software delivery, scalability, and more.

Track Host:
Nitin Bharti
Managing Editor and Product Manager, C4Media

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.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Dale Lane
Software Developer @IBM

In this talk, Dale will give an industry perspective on why introducing machine learning to kids is so essential, and share some of IBM’s experiences for how it can be done effectively - with some of the projects that school kids have created, and the lessons learned from these efforts.

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Josh Slocum
Software Engineer @Indeed

As the #1 job site in the world, Indeed delivers hundreds of millions of searches per day to job seekers. To give our users the best experience possible, we analyze petabytes of data per day for machine learning, A/B testing, and reporting.

Learn how the Search Quality team at Indeed developed Osiris, a horizontally scalable key-value store built on Hadoop. Osiris is flexible enough to be used in everything from big data analysis to latency-sensitive, user-facing applications.


1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Baruch Sadogursky
Developer Advocate @JFrog

Devops is usually viewed from a traditional perspective of a collaboration of Dev, Ops, and QA, driven by the change in Culture, People, and Process. But how do you know where you stand and where to move? As in almost any field, data and metrics give you the gauges and instruments. In this talk, we’ll talk about the key measurements for the DevOps transformation process and provide you with 3 metrics you can start measuring tomorrow.

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Vitaliy Rudnytskiy
Principal Solutions Architect @SAP

Eighty-three percent of the world’s business to business transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Our customers collect and analyze huge volumes of data about everything from products and customers to assets, operations, and transactions.

More and more of this data is becoming location-aware, introducing the need to combine business data with geographical data. Understanding spatial data and algorithms is becoming a key skill for developers.

The world of geospatial data is...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Dave Syer
Senior Consulting Engineer @Pivotal

This live coding session will introduce Spring Cloud Function, from the basic programming model all the way to multicloud deployments. Along the way, we'll explore the current state of Java across Function-as-a-Service providers and demonstrate what role Spring can play in the Serverless world.

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Thom Leggett
Director @OracleCloud

Thom Leggett, Director Oracle Cloud, will do a 50-minute deep dive on  the recently announced open source Fn Project  a cloud-agnostic serverless functions platform that allows developers to run their own serverless infrastructure anywhere, even on their laptops. Learn how it’s container-native (bring your own Dockerfile), supports any language, and has an elegant, simple yet powerful design. Expect some live coding, a demo, and maybe some awkward silence.