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Tuesday, November 27
 

10:00am PST

KEYNOTE: Grubhub
Speakers
avatar for Saad Rehmani

Saad Rehmani

VP Engineering, Grubhub


Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am PST
Main Stage

10:30am PST

KEYNOTE: Publicis.Sapient
Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Monteiro

Sheldon Monteiro

Global Chief Technology Officer, Publicis Sapient
Publicis.Sapient’s global chief technology officer, Sheldon Monteiro works with Sapient’s executive team and Global 1000 clients to stay on the forefront of applying technology to reimagine business. Monteiro, a 22-year Sapient veteran, is responsible for evolving Sapient’s... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Main Stage

11:10am PST

PRO TALK: Training Your DevOps Teams to Tackle AI
The competition for machine learning professionals today is fierce, with most practitioners already off the market and the ones that are looking to be hired requiring salaries an average data team simply can't afford. The key to staying in the game? Tooling up your traditional software development teams (those typically focused on programming languages, software technology choices, software quality, development methodologies, code reviews, bugs, etc.) so they can take on deep learning and AI challenges, which require an entirely new set of skills around working with data. In this session, Todd Sundsted, CTO at SumAll, will make the case to invest in your current devops teams by training software developers and engineers the skills they need to take on AI, and will explain the difference in the tools and skills needed to become a machine learning professional, from training vs. coding to replacing traditional methodologies and practices with things like understanding bias in data, dealing with prediction error & drift.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Sundsted

Todd Sundsted

CTO, SumAll
Todd Sundsted is a hands-on technical leader with 25 years of professional experience covering all aspects of software development, machine learning and engineering. He currently serves as the CTO of SumAll, an award winning analytics and business intelligence tool used by brands... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 11:10am - 11:25am PST
Main Stage

11:10am PST

PRO TALK : Servant Leadership in Technology: Why Developers Should Come First
Servant leadership is the drive to focus on the growth and well-being of others before one's self. Rooted in ancient scriptures, this technique has also proven to provide consistently high ROIs for technical teams that seek continuous improvement. By definition, technology itself exists to solve business and every day problems. These solutions impact and improve the lives of many people. Therefore, servant leadership must be deeply rooted in your technical organizations if you want your team to continue scaling and reaching its full potential. In this talk, Kate will demonstrate how servant leadership can translate directly to the daily lives of technical leaders. Attendees will leave with tactical takeaways for empowering their development teams to succeed - starting tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Wardin

Kate Wardin

Senior Engineering Manager, Target
Kate Wardin is a Senior Engineering Manager at Target Corporation. She currently leads a team of extremely talented Engineers who build and enhance the API Platform at Target. She enjoys her day to day 'responsibilities' of empowering Engineers to surpass his/her full potential as... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm PST
Workshop Stage

11:35am PST

PRO TALK: Jenkins as a Service @ GE Healthcare
With a globally distributed team with a wide range of software development, how we can offer a CI/CD solution that serves development from legacy to cutting edge, and scale up with growing demand from micro service development. We developed a "Jenkins as a Service solution" based on Jenkins 2.0, Jenkine pipeline library framework, Ansible and Docker to help team across GE Healthcare globally to achieve "Pipeline as Code" with an open and shared common framework, with a seamless integration with ElasticSearch to collect build, unit and BDD testing, code analysis, data backed as a dashboard solution.

Speakers
avatar for Qiang Ma

Qiang Ma

Sr Staff Software Architect, GE Healthcare
Sr Staff Software Architect Drive the common framework DevOps eco-system for healthcare software teams. Introduce industry standard practice via JaaS (Jenkins as a Service) to 20+ product teams. Build reusable Jenkins pipeline library for standard tools integration, streamline metric... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm PST
Main Stage

12:10pm PST

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

Speakers
avatar for Chris Van Tuin

Chris Van Tuin

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


Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:10pm - 12:35pm PST
Main Stage

12:10pm PST

PRO TALK: Product Teams, the Wonder Drug for Burnout* (* take as directed)
Building teams is a fundamental requirement for building and running large applications. Employee retention is one of the most significant challenges that management experiences, often because of balancing engagement against burnout. Yet, our companies need to keep running their existing services, while building new features. Leveraging his many years in Operations Engineering and running Product Teams, I will cover the ways that organizing around product teams rather than functional roles will: - keep people engaged with a high degree of ownership, - prevent burnout, attrition, and feelings of disempowerment by keeping authority aligned with responsibility, - allow the company to make informed decisions when new features may be built and run, - enable the company to determine when more capacity needs to be added to teams, - prevent applications from becoming orphaned or “Legacy”. You will learn why organizing around job function rather than products causes more problems than it solves, as well as some of the pitfalls that must be negotiated or avoided when making a transition to a product-oriented structure.

Speakers
HW

H. Waldo Grunenwald

Tech Evangelist, Datadog
Waldo is a geek, and if you find him odd, there are plenty of things you could blame that on. He's a long-time Sys/Ops Engineer, enjoys leading teams, and is active in the DevOps community. He has never been seen at the same time as Batman. He is pretty keen on helping orgs stop hurting... Read More →
CP

Charles Pretzer

Technical Architect, NGINX, Inc.
Charles Pretzer has served as an architect and lead engineer for a wide range of companies, with a focus on high-volume online retailers. He is now Technical Architect at NGINX and is leading the launch of the Microservices Reference Architecture.


Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:10pm - 12:35pm PST
Workshop Stage
  PRO: Scaling Your Technology & Team, addnew
  • about Charles Pretzer has served as an architect and lead engineer for a wide range of companies, with a focus on high-volume online retailers. He is now Technical Architect at NGINX and is leading the launch of the Microservices Reference Architecture.

1:10pm PST

OPEN TALK:Fake Tt Till You Make It: Mocks for Agile Development
Delays on the front- or back-end make it difficult for dependent teams to complete their work efficiently. Mock servers can alleviate those delays in the agile development workflow. Essentially, mocks help you fake it till you make it. By faking real endpoints, mocks are used at various stages of the agile development process. Learn how teams are using mocks to decouple the development process, empowering people to work independently and in parallel.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Lin

Joyce Lin

Senior Developer Advocate, Postman
Joyce is a senior developer advocate with Postman, an API Development Platform used by 11M+ users and 500K+ companies to access bazillions of APIs every month. For many, Postman is an everyday companion that helps them visualize and test APIs more efficiently.


Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm PST
Expo Stage

1:10pm PST

PRO TALK: 6 Kubernetes Pain Points and How to Solve Them
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it’s tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.

Speakers
avatar for Kamesh Pemmaraju

Kamesh Pemmaraju

VP Product Management, ZeroStack, Inc.
Kamesh Pemmaraju leads product management, product marketing, and technology partnerships at ZeroStack. Kamesh is a seasoned product management / marketing leader with a strong engineering and consulting background. In his most recent product roles at Mirantis and Dell, he focused... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm PST
Workshop Stage

1:35pm PST

PRO TALK: Blockchain Scalability. On-Chain vs Off-Chain
Blockchain - the technology of 2017 has one very important issue to solve - Scalability. There are many different approaches for doing so, but who are the best? Learn how Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Bitcoin Gold scale their solutions and how they prepare for hundreds and thousands of transactions per second in the decentralized world.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Kuvandzhiev

Martin Kuvandzhiev

Co-Founder, Board member / Founder, Bitcoin Gold / Cryptoapps
Martin Kuvandzhiev is European entrepreneur with rich international startup experience. In 2017 he is part of the creation of the decentralised blockchain network of Bitcoin Gold. He has a company for mobile application development and the largest crypto mining application client... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:35pm - 2:00pm PST
Main Stage

2:10pm PST

PRO TALK: DevOps tools for database developers
Are you still thinking about modernizing your database development process... someday... maybe? Do you have directories full of .sql files you use to build your application? You know unit tests should be included as part of your build process and you are going to start adding them... maybe next week? You may believe that modernizing your development process would be difficult, too time consuming and expensive, but if you have an Oracle Cloud account you may be surprised at what tools you already have access to and how easy it is to get started. Join me as we take a look at the Oracle Developer Cloud Service. I'll talk about some of the tools that are included and explore mixing in some open source tools you can use to automate building and testing your applications. The sooner you get started, the more it will save you in the long run.

Speakers
avatar for Blaine Carter

Blaine Carter

Developer Advocate for Open Source, Oracle America, Inc
Blaine Carter is the Oracle developer advocate for open source. He applies his exploratory eye and tinkering inclinations to the intersection of open source and Oracle Database. He helps database developers improve their workflow using open source tools and promotes the use of open... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 2:10pm - 2:35pm PST
Main Stage

2:10pm PST

OPEN TALK: NetDevOps Development Environments with Vagrant, VIRL and Cisco NSO
Every network engineer needs a lab environment to explore APIs, test code, and experiment with new ideas and technologies. The days of dumpster diving, and trolling E-bay for old and outdated hardware are a thing of the past when you open up to the possibilities of NetDevOps Development Environments. In this hands on workshop you’ll get a chance to explore three options from the Open Source (Vagrant) and Cisco portfolio (VIRL and NSO) that provide robust DevOps style methods for quickly instantiating development networks ranging from one or two devices up through topologies mirroring realistic production networks. And even better, you’ll leave with all the knowledge and resources needed to make these part of your own day to day workflow.

Speakers
HP

Hank Preston

Developer Evangelist & Senior Manager, DevNet Sandbox, Cisco DevNet
Hank is a long time technophile, and loves learning and helping other learn about technology in exciting ways. His experience in IT is wide and varied including web/database development and infrastructure engineering. After many years away from “code”, he fell back in love with... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm PST
Expo Stage

2:10pm PST

PRO TALK: Migrating Spotify's Runtime to Kubernetes
Recently, Spotify completed the migration of all services from running on bare-metal hardware to hosts in the cloud on GCP. Spotify is now in the exciting process of journeying from merely Cloud-Hosted to Cloud Native via migrating the running of services to Kubernetes. James will talk about the work involved, learnings gained, and pitfalls encountered in moving services onto Kubernetes.

Speakers
avatar for James Wen

James Wen

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Spotify
James Wen is a senior site reliability engineer at Spotify, where he’s currently focused on revamping Spotify’s runtime infrastructure. Previously, James was the team lead (anchor) of the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks team at Pivotal and served as a core contributor and maintainer... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 2:10pm - 3:00pm PST
Workshop Stage

2:35pm PST

PRO TALK: Trunk Club
Speakers
avatar for Candice Savino

Candice Savino

VP of Engineering, Trunk Club
Candice has been an engineer in the tech industry for the last 15 years. She hails from the south side of Chicago and received her BS in Computer Science from DePaul University. She started off her career at IBM followed by several years in Encyclopedia Britannica and WMS Gaming before... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm PST
Main Stage

3:30pm PST

OPEN TALK: Better, Faster, Stronger: Web Acceleration, Mobile Network Optimization, & Adding Serverless Features
About 10% of all Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network. In addition to providing performance and security for over 8 million websites, Cloudflare exposes our entire infrastructure via a standard programmatic interface. In this talk, we’ll cover: Improving mobile app performance, especially over spotty network connections (mobile SDK) Access control at the edge (Cloudflare Access) How to write JavaScript that runs on Cloudflare’s edge (Cloudflare Workers) Write plugins that other people can install onto their websites (Cloudflare Apps) If you could leverage 151+ data centers worldwide, what would you build?

Speakers
avatar for Jade Wang

Jade Wang

Developer relations, Cloudflare
Jade Wang is Head of Developer Relations at Cloudflare. Previously, she co-founded Sandstorm.io, and was employee #5 Meteor. Her Ph.D. is in neuroscience, and she had been a post doctoral researcher at NASA Ames Research Center. In a past life, she's also a classically trained mu... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm PST
Expo Stage

3:30pm PST

PRO TALK:Nobody Nodes the Trouble I've Seen: Safely Moving to Kubernetes
In this talk, we will go over our lessons learned from moving to production grade Kubernetes on AWS. As a security-first, DevOps organization we build apps to scale securely. We will go over the reasons we chose to architect our platform with Kubernetes, our security considerations and decisions, and the lessons learned along the way. The audience will take away: -Why we choose Kubernetes over Amazon ECS for sensitive workloads and cloud bursting -Lessons learned from a developers' and SecOps' point of view -Things to consider when building your threat model

Speakers
D

Dan Simoes

Senior Director of Operations, tCell, Inc.
Dan has run technology at scale for huge companies, as well as small startups.An entrepreneur at heart, Dan always asks "how does this technology benefit our business?" He is senior director of operations (security and architecture) at tCell, Inc. He is formerly director, architecture... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm PST
Workshop Stage

3:55pm PST

PRO TALK: Scaling Engineering by Hacking Conway's Law
Working in a fast-growing company that doubles in size every year, maintaining the quality of products and engineers is a very challenging task. In this talk I will describe how Wix.com's structure evolved from functional teams to gangs, cross-functional teams responsible for end-to-end delivery; guilds, professional groups responsible for methodology, best practices, and training; and mini-companies that serve as internal startups to support rapid growth while maintaining velocity. I will also discuss how we poured our culture into a game-like “guild day”, that helps us maintain alignment, keep the high quality of our work and people, share knowledge, recruit and preserve the best developers, and support a quality-based culture of innovation.

Speakers
AM

Aviran Mordo

VP of Engineering, Wix.com
Aviran is the VP of engineering at Wix.com. He has over 25 years of experience in the software industry and has filled many engineering roles and leading positions, from designing and building the US national Electronic Records Archives prototype to building search engine infrastructures... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:55pm - 4:20pm PST
Main Stage

4:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Crowdsourcing Security Risk Assessment
Cybercriminals have never been so notorious. As technology innovation seems to outpace security defenses, organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, are turning to ethical-hackers to assess risk and see where they are most vulnerable. Can these external hackers be trusted? Hear from leading experts about the misconceptions of working with hackers, what vulnerabilities are most common and how these programs can be used to manage and assess risk. Questions to be answered: What do you need to know before inviting hackers? Can these external hackers be trusted? Can hackers help fill the cybersecurity skills gap?

Speakers
avatar for Reed Loden

Reed Loden

Director of Security, HackerOne
Reed Loden is the Director of Security at HackerOne, a technology company that connects organizations directly with hackers to find and resolve security issues. He is an information security expert, researcher, hacker, and developer. Reed bring over ten years of security experience... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 4:30pm - 4:55pm PST
Main Stage

4:30pm PST

PRO TALK: Migrating Spotify's Runtime to Kubernetes
Recently, Spotify completed the migration of all services from running on bare-metal hardware to hosts in the cloud on GCP. Spotify is now in the exciting process of journeying from merely Cloud-Hosted to Cloud Native via migrating the running of services to Kubernetes. James will talk about the work involved, learnings gained, and pitfalls encountered in moving services onto Kubernetes.

Speakers
avatar for James Wen

James Wen

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Spotify
James Wen is a senior site reliability engineer at Spotify, where he’s currently focused on revamping Spotify’s runtime infrastructure. Previously, James was the team lead (anchor) of the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks team at Pivotal and served as a core contributor and maintainer... Read More →


Tuesday November 27, 2018 4:30pm - 5:20pm PST
Workshop Stage

4:55pm PST

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

Speakers
avatar for Derek Still

Derek Still

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


Tuesday November 27, 2018 4:55pm - 5:20pm PST
Main Stage
 
Wednesday, November 28
 

9:00am PST

PRO TALK: Go Full Throttle: The Essentials of Throttling in Your API or MicroService Architecture
Throttling is the threshold for limiting the number of requests to a component. This threshold is important wherever an invocation chain passes through several distributed components. If throttling is not configured correctly, the infrastructure is at risk of accidental or malicious overload. For example, a call passes from an API consumer through various layers of the architecture before it reaches the system of record where the server responds to the request. By taking time to correctly design the throttling implementation, you can dramatically reduce the risk of overload. This session will cover throttling concepts and key considerations for five throttling scenarios. It describes throttling in the context of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) or microservices architecture. For example, using throttling to protect a service host or to limit a user to the agreed service-level agreement (SLA).

Speakers
avatar for Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips

SWAT Integration Architect, IBM
Chris is a world leader in designing large scale API environments for large institutions. Whether working with Open Banking or enabling new channels in the API Economy, Chris has designed and implemented solutions. Based in IBM’s UK Hursley Lab, Chris is one of the youngest IBM... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am PST
Workshop Stage

10:10am PST

PRO TALK: Using an API Gateway for Microservices
NGINX technical architect Charles Pretzer will be describing the advantages of using an API gateway and how it fits in your journey to microservices. He'll also elaborate on which microservices and service mesh architectures can use an API gateway-type approach, and which can't.

Speakers
CP

Charles Pretzer

Technical Architect, NGINX, Inc.
Charles Pretzer has served as an architect and lead engineer for a wide range of companies, with a focus on high-volume online retailers. He is now Technical Architect at NGINX and is leading the launch of the Microservices Reference Architecture.


Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am PST
Workshop Stage

10:35am PST

PRO TALK: Scaling Up by Doubling Down
Successful product teams spawn new product teams, and eventually scaling becomes a concern. Mo’ money, mo’ problems, right?! Well, maybe not. While some product leaders race to find new frameworks and consultants to solve scaling pain points, others are winning by doubling down on the principles that made Agile work in the first place. Join us as we discuss how product scaling problems can be resolved by focusing on quality, reducing work in progress, and delivering value continuously. No framework needed!



Speakers
avatar for Chris Powers

Chris Powers

Director of Engineering, Sprout Social
Chris Powers has been leading software development teams for the last twelve years, and he loves sharing his passion for building teams and software with audiences nationwide. As a Clean Coders author, Chris is producing the "Clean Code in the Browser" video series. Chris is a Director... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:35am - 11:00am PST
Main Stage

11:10am PST

FEATURED TALK: Jellyvision
Speakers
avatar for Jordan Buller

Jordan Buller

VP of Tech, Jellyvision
avatar for Badri Rajagopalan

Badri Rajagopalan

Director of Technology Operations, Jellyvision


Wednesday November 28, 2018 11:10am - 11:35am PST
Main Stage

11:10am PST

PRO TALK: The Art of Sustaining Innovation at Scale
The digital world is replete with a multitude of opportunities to scale several ways across architectural layers building up on a healthy mix of emerging technologies. Next-generation technologies open up avenues for creative application in real-life which translate to purposeful innovation.  However, innovation must not only thrive and sustain in this ever-changing world of technology but also scale on multiple fronts.  Innovation must scale across regional boundaries, architectural domains, the supply chain and most importantly, be nurtured in an ecosystem that is continuous and automated.  Attend this session to see the steps you can take to fuel innovation at the crossroads of technology, business and culture.

Speakers
avatar for E.G.Nadhan

E.G.Nadhan

Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat
E.G.Nadhan is Chief Technology Strategist for the Central Region at Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including Cloud, Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) through multiple channels including industry conferences, Executive Round tables as... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 11:10am - 11:35am PST
Main Stage

11:10am PST

PRO TALK: The Hardest Part of Microservices: Integrating Services
Microservices architecture fosters building software application as a suite of independent and autonomous services. Therefore any real-world application of microservices requires the integration or composition of multiple microservices. With the proliferation of fine-grained services, integrating microservices and building inter-service communication has become one of the most challenging tasks of the realization of Microservices architecture. Unlike conventional centralized ESB based integration, Microservices are integrated based on the smart-endpoints terminology, where all the smarts live at the endpoints while they are interconnected via a dumb messaging infrastructure. In this session, we will cover the common microservice integration techniques, which includes: - Microservice Orchestration - Microservice Choreography - Service and API composition - Event-driven messaging - Event Sourcing and CQRS - Role of Service Mesh when integrating microservices Technologies for Integrating microservices

Speakers
avatar for Kasun Indrasiri

Kasun Indrasiri

Director/Integration Architect, WSO2
Kasun Indrasiri is the director of Integration Architecture at WSO2 and an architect with over nine years of experience in Enterprise Integration and Microservice. He is an author and an evangelist on Microservices Architecture. He has authored ‘Microservices for Enterprise’ (Apress... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm PST
Workshop Stage

11:35am PST

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

Speakers
avatar for Jacopo	Daeli

Jacopo Daeli

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


Wednesday November 28, 2018 11:35am - 12:00pm PST
Main Stage

12:40pm PST

Engineering & Product - Scaling it right
Scaling startups is hard. Doing it right, is even more hard. This talk, i want to share some of the lessons learned & the guidelines that have been helpful in scaling the team at Qventus. Engineering & Product are the lifelines of every successful company. In this talk, i will focus on the following aspects: - Scaling people (hiring, retention, training etc) - Scaling processes esp engineering processes (Sprints, CI/CD pipelines, Automating several tasks - code coverage, linting, validation etc) - Product & engineering teams - building synergy For the above topic i will cover - Lessons learned, guidelines, what to do & not to do

Speakers
avatar for Pooja Gada

Pooja Gada

Engineering Tech Lead, Qventus
Currently Engineering Tech Lead at Qventus. Having joined Qventus as first hire / first engineer hire, have scaled the team from team of 4 to team of 100+ & growing. MS in Information Security @Carnege Mellon University, nominated for "Global leader of the year" in Women in IT awards... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:40pm - 1:30pm PST
Workshop Stage

1:05pm PST

FEATURED TALK: ThoughtWorks
Speakers
avatar for Ken Collier

Ken Collier

Director of Data Science & Engineering, ThoughtWorks
Dr. Collier is the Director of Data Science & Engineering at ThoughtWorks where he leads a team of brilliant data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts. The focus of this practice is on advanced “big data” analytics solutions that combine adaptive data pipelines, modern... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:05pm - 1:30pm PST
Main Stage

1:40pm PST

FEATURED TALK: Trains, Turbines and Trucks: Scaling Data Ingestion at Uptake
At Uptake our Data Ingestion practice has grown from a single consultant writing a custom solution that ran at a client site to a league of engineering teams developing and deploying a cloud framework that spans multiple industries. Learn how we used Agile methods and modern technologies like Kafka Streams to grow our practice.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle McCluskey

Kyle McCluskey

Director Of Engineering, Uptake
At Uptake, I lead teams of data, application and AI engineers that stream in information from thousands of pieces of equipment all over the planet and stream out insight. Before becoming a manager, I developed in Java, Python and Ruby on Rails. I have a M.Sc. focused in Artificial... Read More →


Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm PST
Main Stage

1:40pm PST

Running a Lean Startup
This session will cover extremely early stage startups from perspectives including; sourcing team members, managing teams, small scale devops and version management, leveraging versatility and dynamism, everything from seed to venture funding, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Duncan	Lemp

Duncan Lemp

Founder, Nonpariel Capital
Duncan founded Nonpariel Capital out of his dorm room at 42 Silicon Valley. He sourced and grew a team of 2 to 4 to 8 developers and interns between November of 2016 and November of 2017 without any seed, angel, or venture funding.


Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm PST
Workshop Stage