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Tuesday, May 12
 

08:45

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? At what cost? Why?

Speakers
avatar for Hadi Hariri

Hadi Hariri

Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 08:45 - 09:45
Room 8

08:45

The Silver Bullet Syndrome - overflow
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? At what cost? Why?

Speakers
avatar for Hadi Hariri

Hadi Hariri

Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 08:45 - 09:45
Room 9

08:45

The Silver Bullet Syndrome - overflow
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? At what cost? Why?

Speakers
avatar for Hadi Hariri

Hadi Hariri

Developer and creator of many things OSS, his passions includes Web Development and Software Architecture. Has authored a couple of books, a few courses and has been speaking at industry events for nearly 15 years. Currently at JetBrains leading the Developer Advocacy team. Spends... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 08:45 - 09:45
Room 3
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

13:30

Effective Leadership
Leaders aren't born, they aren't hatched, and they don't apparate.  Leadership is a journey, one that involves hard work, practice, and a deep understanding of not only your team members but also yourself. I've led teams large and small throughout my 30 year career, and certainly made plenty of mistakes on the way,  But I've learned to fail fast, iterate, and continuously improve to create high performing teams across multiple verticals. In this session I share what I have learned over the years being a leader and being led.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Japikse

Phil Japikse

Principal Software Engineer, Strategic Data Systems, Inc.
A Principal Software Engineer with Strategic Data Systems (http://www.sds-consulting.com), international speaker, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, MCSD, CSM, and CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community, Phil Japikse has been working with .NET since the first betas, developing software for over 30 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Room 3

13:30

Making software delivery flow and learning from software innovators
How many times have you heard a business sponsor ask ‘why can’t you guys deliver software as fast as Google or Facebook or Angry Birds?’ The reality of most organizations is that software development never delivers as fast as the business and for many there is a major difference between their delivery speed and that of the poster children of Silicon Valley. But can that difference in speed and ability to innovate be only attributable to a clear focus on software delivery and the skill and capability of their staff or is there something else that good engineering companies bring to the table? In this talk Dave West, Chief Product Officer and former Forrester analyst describes how modern software organizations connect up their lifecycle and integrate their end to end process. And how, driven by DevOps, Lean Startup and Agile thinking software delivery can be continuous rather than fragmented by silo tools, process and practices. This talk will describe how Lean Thinking can transform your delivery organization not only in terms of the software delivery team but also the PMO and your service desk.

Speakers
avatar for Dave West

Dave West

Chief Product Officer, Tasktop
Dave West is the Chief Product Officer at Tasktop. In this capacity, he engages with customers and partners to drive Tasktop’s product roadmap and market positioning. As a member of the company’s executive management team, he also is instrumental in building Tasktop into a transformative... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Room 9

13:30

The Engaging User Experience & the Natural User Interface
The combination of primary tenants of an engaging user experience and the revolution in the Natural User Interface (NUI) provides a great opportunity to enhance the overall user experience of applications.  As the world of NUI evolves, and revolutionary devices like Kinect for Windows pave the path for gesture and voice controlled interfaces, there is a demand for developers to create increasingly sophisticated user experiences in their applications. A touch, gesture or voice optimized experience requires developers to think of visual design in a whole new way and demands a new set of usability skills.  This demo focused keynote will take an amusing look at the past and take an impressive look at some of the best NUI software being built today and into the immediate future and will even delve into the NUI of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Huckaby

Tim Huckaby

Chairman / Founder, InterKnowlogy
Tim Huckaby is focused on Engaging User Experiences, User Interaction Design and the Natural User Interface (NUI) as applied with software in systems of all industries. Mr. Huckaby’s expertise encompasses NUI as Touch, Gesture, Voice and Neural interfaces as applied by a number... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Room 8