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Testing Programmable Infrastructure with Ruby

With the rise of DevOps, programmable infrastructure is reaching widespread adoption. However, although automated testing of software is becoming ever more common, the same cannot be said with testing the target deployment environment itself. With microservices making our deployments more and...

Matt Long Dev-in-test @OpenCredo
Deep Learning @Google Scale: Smart Reply in Inbox

Anjuli will describe the algorithmic, scaling and deployment considerations involved in an extremely prominent application of cutting-edge deep learning in a user-facing product: the Smart Reply feature of Google Inbox.

Anjuli Kannan Software Engineer @GoogleBrain
Creating Space To Be Awesome

Bringing agile approaches into how we manage people and lead teams can have wonderful, far-reaching impact. How do we get the most out of these new ways of working and also ensure that we create an inclusive environment where all types of people can be successful? In this session we’ll take a...

Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best
Develop Your Development Experience

Developers don’t get paid to write code. We deliver working software in production. How does your team turn source code into running software? And how do you make sure it stays working? If it’s like my experiences, the process is too intricate for words. Instead, let’s code it. How quickly...

Jessica Kerr Polyglot Functional Developer on the JVM
How Condé Nast Succeeds by a Culture That Embraces Failure

Systems architectures are increasingly diverse to serve the growing demands for scalability, fault tolerance, isolation, and extensibility. But the compromise is ever complex software to operate and maintain often with no single shared view of entire design. This is especially true with the...

Crystal Hirschorn VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations @CondeNast
The Good the Bad the Ugly: Making Teams Perform Better

A case study on how a team of engineers and data scientists worked together for a year and became high performing by embracing change, improving day to day practices, breaking the walls between disciplines and overcoming many communication (and other!) challenges together.

Victoria Puscas Engineering Manager - Pricing / Logistics Algorithms @Deliveroo

Interviews

Trisha Gee Java Champion, Engineer and Evangelist

Is Boilerplate Code Really So Bad?

How you you describe the persona and level of the target audience?

Main target is developers who code every day. Primarily targeting Java developers, particularly those who are busy getting on with actual work and may not have had time to stay up to date on what's happened with recent versions of Java (8, 9) and what may be coming soon (Java 10, 11). Also relevant for tech leads and other people who...

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Colin Eberhardt Technology Director @Scott_Logic

WebAssembly (And the Death of JavaScript?)

What is the focus of your work today?

I’m the Technology Director of Scott Logic, a UK-based consultancy that provides bespoke software solutions for our financial services clients. The main focus of my day-to-day work is meeting with clients, understanding their problems, and finding ways in which they can capitalise on new tools and technologies.

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Blanca Garcia-Gil Principal Engineer on data platform @BBC

Beyond the Distributed Monolith: Rearchitecting the Big Data Platform

What are you doing now?

I am a Principal Systems Engineer at the BBC, and within the BBC I work in the area that deals with our personalizations in services. What this means is that when you sign up with an account with the BBC, then you enter all this personalization features and you can get show recommendations, you can follow shows, stay up to date by...

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James Gough Co-author of Optimizing Java

How the HotSpot and Graal JVMs execute Java Code

What is the work you're doing today?

I work at Morgan Stanley as a Java developer and architect. My main work is around APIs and API gateways. That includes working on architectural components like our cloud strategy, building API infrastructure and all kinds of Java related projects along the way. Besides focusing on the architecture side of things I'm still actively...

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Sander Mak Fellow & Software Architect @luministech

Modular Java Development in Action

What's the focus of the work that you do at Luminis today?

I work as a software architect at Luminis, and I've been developing Java-based applications for more than 10 years. Currently I'm working on a system that revolves around personalized learning for Dutch secondary schools. We're building web applications and matching back-ends that do data analysis, all in order to improve education. We...

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Katie Fenn Software Engineer @npm

Reinventing npmjs.com

What is the focus of your work today?

Developing npm’s websites and services.

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