VP of Developer Advocacy @ JetBrains
The Silver Bullet Syndrome
We love our silver bullets don’t we? Constantly chasing the dream that the next big thing will solve all our past problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s a language, framework, platform or library, we’re out there chasing it. Why? Well because it’s going to solve our needs, it’s going to solve the business needs. Well supposedly it will. And how much is it going to cost? Not that much, especially if we’re not the ones paying the bills. It’s about time we look at the hard facts and ask those difficult questions. Are we really looking for a silver bullet? Why are we constantly riding the technology bandwagon? Where is the churn going to take us? And at what cost?
The Coaching Architect Manifesto
What does it take to bring your team to the next level? In this talk, you'll learn practical techniques that architects and tech leads can use to achieve that goal. Roy will share do's and don'ts from the hard won battles in the field. You'll also learn the core principles of Elastic Leadership and Coaching Manifesto and how they map to the actions outlined in the talk.
Principal Architect @ Senacor Technologies
Elixir — Easy Fun for Busy Developers
Did you ever want to create an application that is never down? Have you ever been jealous of those Erlang guys, that produce applications that practically never fail? Have you tried Erlang and fled because of its baroque syntax and tooling? Enter Elixir! Elixir combines Ruby's love for programmers with the absolute power that is the Erlang platform. This talk will introduce programmers to Elixir and OTP. You will gain an understanding of what Elixir brings to the table and how to build highly scale-able systems with a toolset that is actually fun to use. Even if you will never use Elixir and OTP for you projects, you will learn some of the concepts, that make Erlang into such a powerful ecosystem.
Software Coach, Mentor and Consultant, TDD Trainer tdd.training
The Well-Balanced Programmer
A well-balanced programmer feels comfortable dealing with designing software, managing projects, and working with people. Companies seem to want to hire "the best", but well-balanced programmers relatively rare. Although many programmers feel confident arguing about algorithms, modularity, and scalability in design sessions, they would stand out from their peers if they also had incredible habits for managing their work, knew how to negotiate features with product owners, had intelligent conversations with project managers about the risks in their project, and understood what lies behind the irrationality of the people and systems around them. Sadly, most programmers don't appreciate the value of these skills. Others don't know how to get started learning them. I started programming computers because people are messy! I'd like to share a curated collection of concepts for you explore that will help you become irresistibly valuable to your employer or clients. I plan to share the design principles and programming techniques that amplified my skills the most over the last 20 years. In addition, I'll describe how I learned the key non-programming concepts, techniques, and approaches that have endeared me to fellow programmers, managers, and clients. I offer you a very practical approach to issues like influencing peers, negotiating with stakeholders, and adopting new ways of working safely. I'll help you start to build a personal work system that will free your mind to do your best work. I know how this might sound. I promise to share concrete techniques that you can begin applying right away. Of course, these techniques aren't magic, so you'll have to read some more and practise on your own, but you will know how to get started right away on becoming the well-balanced programmer that every manager and co-worker will love to have on their team.
In this workshop we will learn essential skills and techniques for leading software teams, based on elastic and adaptive leadership principles. You will gain the skills to make real change happen in your team, and to grow the team you want from the team you have.
More than 50% of workshop time is devoted to practice, exercises and discussions. The workshop offers concrete, ready-to-use improvement recipes for daily work.
Kubernetes makes automating deployment, scaling and management of application a breeze. The goal of this intensive and practical training is to familiarise you with the core Kubernetes concepts, and equip you with enough knowledge so you can easily run and operate your own applications in Kubernetes.
| Juris Pavlyuchenkov
Trainer, Amazon Certified Solutions Architect
After this course, you'll get deep understanding of the core Kubernetes concepts, and will be able to easily run and operate your own containerized applications.