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Monday, February 9
 

9:00am

DOORS OPEN!
Welcome to DeveloperWeek 2015!

Monday February 9, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

WORKSHOP: Hadoop Infrastructure and Innovation at Yahoo
Limited Capacity seats available

One of the primary reasons behind Hadoop’s popularity is the growing ecosystem of components built on top of its core framework that allows developers to choose the right tool to solve individual use cases instead of force fitting a sub-optimal solution to the problem. The result is a common scalable and dependable platform that web-scale cloud operations can run on.

In this talk, we will take a deeper look at the Big Data technology stack that Yahoo has built or assembled and a variety of relevant use cases from its Mobile, Search, Advertising, Personalization, Media, and Communications businesses that make these stack components indispensable for nearly 1,000 active developers on the platform. Throughout the talk, we will bring in challenges that come from scale, security and multi-tenancy considerations that Yahoo has dealt with in the last 10 years of operating the largest Hadoop footprint in the world. Finally, we will close with how the platform is fostering ongoing innovation at Yahoo in close collaboration with the open source community.

Speakers
avatar for Robby Stein

Robby Stein

Senior Director of Product Management for Cloud and Big Data Platforms, Yahoo
Robby Stein is currently Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo’s video efforts out of the company’s New York City office.  | Prior to his role at Yahoo, Robby was the CEO and co-founder of Stamped, a mobile recommendations company which was acquired by Yahoo! in October 2012 as Marissa Mayer's first acquisition. Before Stamped, Robby led product launches at Google across Gmail, Google Reader and other consumer... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

WORKSHOP: How to (not) make Node.js slow
We'll look at some Node.js patterns that are easy to write, but kill performance. Excessive buffer coalescing and string concatenation waste cycles in your process. Serializing tasks bloats latency and creates pyramids-of-doom in your code. Ignoring the intricacies of v8 hidden classes concedes easy performance boosts. Constructing object graphs that cross generations make garbage collection harder. Come learn a few easy tricks to apply to your code and explore some Node.js performance tools.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Senior Principal Software Engineer, F5 Networks
Andrew is a software engineer with F5, leading development of the high performance datapath with node.js programmability in the LineRate web application proxy. His career began in hardware making space science instruments, and he's been climbing the stack ever since.


Monday February 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

WORKSHOP: Integrating Browserify and Gulp with Sprockets
Over the last few years, a new, NPM-centric approach to front-end asset building has gained popularity, with tools like Grunt, Gulp, Browserify, Webpack, and RequireJS. But it can be hard for existing or non-JS apps to take advantage of these new tools. I'll show how Airbnb integrated Gulp & Browserify with Sprockets to incrementally modernize the front-end build pipeline of our large Rails app.

Speakers
avatar for Spike Brehm

Spike Brehm

Software Engineer, Airbnb
Spike is a web engineer at Airbnb. He’s currently prototyping the next generation of Airbnb’s front end stack, tackling the problem of "isomorphic JavaScript" –- building apps that have the flexibility to run on both the client and server using the same codebase.


Monday February 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

WORKSHOP: WebRTC in the Wild
Discussion of the current state of WebRTC, real-world use cases and what's in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Diggz

Johnny Diggz

Chief Evangelist, Tropo
Johnny “Diggz” Higgins, is an entrepreneur, musician, filmmaker and founder of Geeks Without Bounds. In 1999 Diggz co-founded Voxeo and serves as Chief Evangelist Tropo and its community of over 250,000 developers. Diggz is also a professional dueling piano player and will perform at the slightest arm-twist.


Monday February 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:30am

WORKSHOP: Continuous Delivery From Scratch
Do you currently have continuous integration in place? Want to make the jump to CD?

During the one hour workshop, see how Macy's CSS team went from CI to CD by:

* Automating environments and deployments are integral part of the solution
* Utilizing Test Coverage and other metrics to provide proper feedback
* Getting buy in at all levels to be successful
* Sharing lessons learned in the process

Speakers
avatar for Melvin Laguren

Melvin Laguren

Staff Engineer, Platform, Macy's
For over 15 years, Melvin Laguren has been focused on testing applications in the areas of clinical trials, identity management, and e-commerce space. Currently, he is a Staff Engineer at Macys.com, leading the effort for Merchant System applications to deliver quality software as part of their CD initiative. In addition to his role at Macy's, he teaches Testing Automation courses at New Circle. His courses focuses on using open source technology... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:30am

WORKSHOP: Programming Arduino powered MakeyMakey
***UNCONFRIMED***

Monday February 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:30am

WORKSHOP: Voxbone on WebRTC
In this workshop, Sacha Nacar (Developer Community Manager at Voxbone) will teach you how you can build next generation telephony apps by combining the powers of SIP and WebRTC.

Speakers
avatar for Sacha Nacar

Sacha Nacar

Developer Community Manager, Voxbone
Sacha Nacar is a Developer Community Manager at Voxbone and a JS fullstack developer. Based in Belgium, he doesn't hesitate to travel the world to help Voxbone's developer community build awesome telecommunication applications by integrating their Provisioning API and WebRTC-SIP Solution. Apart from being a NodeJS lover, Sacha is an avid WebRTC fan.


Monday February 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:30am

WORKSHOP: Building IoT Apps With Node-RED (IBM)
Node-RED’s goal is to help developers build powerful IoT apps with as little effort as possible. Under the covers, Node-RED is built using Node.js making it flexible enough to run in the cloud or on low cost hardware like a Raspberry Pi. In this workshop we will use Node-RED's drag and drop interface to quickly construct a powerful IoT app that receives data from a device, persists that data to a database, and exposes the data via REST. We will even show you how you can run analytics on the data to find additional information that you never knew was there. This workshop will be sure to impress as we use real devices to demonstrate the power and simplicity of Node-RED while at the same time giving you all the inspiration you need to get started on your own.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Baxter

Ryan Baxter

Developer Advocate, IBM
Exploring new languages, frameworks, and technologies and sharing what he learns has always come naturally to Ryan, so being a developer advocate at IBM has been a perfect fit for him. Even when it was not his day job, Ryan has always put in the extra effort to educate his friends, colleagues, or anyone else who will listen. Currently, Ryan’s focus is on the cloud where he has been able to become familiar with a number of technologies... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

WORKSHOP: A practical introduction to Docker for testing and deployment
Docker is rapidly gaining mind-share amongst both operations and
development teams. One of the Docker sweet spots is in the area of
active development and testing. This workshop will introduce a small
infrastructure application with some testing dependencies. We will
then use Docker and Fig to containerize it and produce a robust
working test framework appropriate for a continuous
integration/deployment pipeline.

This is an introductory workshop,and no prior knowledge of Docker is
required; at each step along the way we will introduce key Docker
concepts and show how we can use them to build containers and combine
them to develop a sophisticated development framework. The example
project is written in Clojure, but code is provided and no prior
knowledge of the language is required. Code is available here:

https://bitbucket.org/ssmith/devweek15-code

Attendees wishing to follow-along on the day are recommended to
download the code beforehand and follow the instructions in the README
file to ensure all dependencies are available. However doing the
exercises on the day is not compulsory.

The target audience is expected to be anyone interested in learning
how to use Docker in a practical manner; this includes developers
interested in testing and deploying with Docker, and operations/admin
engineers interested in learning core Docker principles and producing
their own containers.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Devops Advocate, Atlassian
Steve Smith has worked at Atlassian for over 8 years, both as a sysadmin and a developer. Prior to that he worked on tanks and radars in the Outer Hebrides, telecoms systems in Hong Kong, and in startups in Australia. He now works out of Atlassian's Amsterdam offices, focusing on high-availability, continuous-deployment and platform migration issues.


Monday February 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

WORKSHOP: Playing With Fire: Solving Problems with the Spark Platform
Spark is an up-and-coming distributed computing platform gaining a lot of momentum in the field of big data. From experimentation and discovering solutions within the Spark platform, Erich has gained insight into the various problems it can solve. It’s new, easy to use, and improves upon the old Hadoop computing platform. 

Erich will be taking workshop attendees outside of the expected use of Spark including ETL, data analysis, and event processing to reveal how to build a distributed ray tracer. Doing this will demonstrate the many complex problems that Spark can be used to solve beyond data processing and analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Erich Ess

Erich Ess

Chief Technology Officer, SimpleRelevance
Erich Ess is the son of a Swiss sailor and an American librarian. He studied Computer Science and Pure Mathematics at Purdue University, where he wrote papers on scientific visualization. He then went to work for Northrop Grumman, Verizon, and GreatCall as a software engineer. At Verizon and GreatCall he spent is time building highly scalable, reliable enterprise systems. He is currently the CTO of SimpleRelevance's leading team which is building... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Workshop: Quickly Build Responsive MVC Web Apps using OpenUI5 and Plunker
Today, web developers need to deal with various different frameworks to build amazing mobile-first web apps: MVC Frameworks, UI libraries, templating libraries, i18n libraries and many more.

SAP decided to remove the burden for you in trying to understand how those libraries can be hooked together and developed OpenUI5: An open-source web UI library with MVC support, data binding, more than 180 extendable and responsive UI elements, i18n, and much more – in just one library. It uses jQuery as foundation and thus allows you to make use of your existing knowledge. Furthermore, the key differentiator is it’s enterprise-angle and the support of use-cases that other libraries lack out-of-the-box.

In this workshop, I’ll show you how to quickly prototype fully responsive web apps that make use of the Model-View-Controller pattern while consuming JSON data. You’ll leave this workshop with your first OpenUI5 app, running on the JavaScript playground Plunker.

You can learn more about OpenUI5 at http://openui5.org and get yourself familiar with Plunker (http://plnkr.co) before the workshop.

Requirements: Knowledge about JavaScript (+ jQuery) and HTML, Web Browser, Internet Access (more to be announced)

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Graebe

Alexander Graebe

Developer Advocate, SAP
I'm a Developer Advocate at SAP Labs with passion for Open Source and Web Development. I give presentations about OpenUI5, organize the Bay Area Open Source meetups and evangelize SAP technologies at various events and conferences.


Monday February 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:30pm

WORKSHOP: Engaging a Developer Audience: Documentation and More
Sample code and documentation are important when engaging a developer audience, but what are the guidelines? How can you maintain consistent tone across languages, platforms, and levels of developer experience? We'll compare some leading developer documentation sites and discuss strategies for keeping documentation and sample code content consistent, comprehensive, and concise.

Speakers
avatar for Anya Settler

Anya Settler

Developer Relations, Avalara
Anya Stettler works for Avalara (www.avalara.com), documenting and supporting their diverse sales tax calculation and compliance APIs. Over the past three years, she has driven a colossal documentation shift from hard-copy developer documentation to an ever-improving self-service developer site.


Monday February 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:30pm

WORKSHOP: MongoDB Profiler Deep Dive
NO SHOW

Monday February 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:00pm

Workshop: Building Cloud Aware Applications
If you are interested in learning how to design and build highly scalable cloud applications -- built upon a set collaborating services, where each service implements a set of narrow, yet related functions and are deployed independently of each other in a modern, highly scalable PaaS environment, please register for this HP Helion sponsored workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Larry Keck

Larry Keck

Senior Technologist, HP Helion, Hewlett Packard
IT Innovator with significant expertise as a Cloud Architect developing and deploying cloud applications.


Monday February 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

WORKSHOP: Rapid Prototyping with MEAN Stack
Speakers
avatar for Aysegul Yonet

Aysegul Yonet

Lead Front End Engineer, Poshly, Inc.
Aysegul Yonet recently joined Poshly as Lead Front End Engineer. Aysegul hosts Women Who Code and Girl Develop It JavaScript weekly meet-ups in San Francisco and teaches D3.js and Angular.js workshops . As part of a Hack Reactor initiative, she is working on preparing curriculum for The Last Mile program to teach coding to inmates at San Quentin prison.


Monday February 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

WORKSHOP: Continuous Integration with CircleCI
In this bootcamp session, we will go through some of the common and not so common math related problems we face in our daily product development. This session will cover how the awesome libraries in python can be leveraged in solving these mathematical problems. Will be coding intensive, but will be equally fun !

Speakers
avatar for Pooja Gada

Pooja Gada

Full Stack Engineer, AnalyticsMD
Pooja Gada is a Full Stack Engineer and first technical hire of AnalyticsMD. A Carnegie Mellon University Grad who has won hackathons at ESPN, Mashery, Electronic Arts and AT&T. Also a hackathon host @PyLadies. Loves to fly drones and drink really good coffee.


Monday February 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Workshop: Using Link Technology in your App
Explore ways to connect your users directly from printed content to your online mobile experience.

With Link Technology, print is no longer a dead end. Your users can scan your printed material with the LinkReader mobile app and enjoy a rich experience including video, images, text and mobile-aware links. Imagine being able to scan a business card, and with a single click, calling that person, adding them to your contacts, browsing their LinkedIn page, or even watching a cat video! 

With our full API, you can create and update your users experiences, and link destinations to truly personalize our physical world.

Get an overview of the Link Technology API - and how to use it in your application.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Seitz

Andy Seitz

Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Andy has 20+ years experience in software development. | Currently working on web services and developer outreach, at HP's San Diego site.


Monday February 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Open Talk: You have Realtime Data and you don't even know it: How to identify and expose Realtime Data in your Apps
If I were given $1 for every time I'd seen or heard phrases like "that real-time framework is awesome - now to find a use for it." I'd be seriously rich. So, you've heard of realtime frameworks, seen a chat demo and played multiplayer HTML5 Asteroids, but you don't think you have a use for that sort of functionality right now. *I bet you do*.

In this talk I'll cover common scenarios in your applications where you'll find that you do have realtime data. And once you've identified the data how you can start benefiting from it by understanding what's happening *right now* in your app and by using it to build awesome features for your customers.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Leggetter

Phil Leggetter

Head of Evangelism, Pusher
Phil Leggetter is Head of Developer Evangelism at Pusher where his focus is to share knowledge and ideas about real-time frameworks and real-time functionality in web and mobile apps. His interests include JavaScript development, APIs, real-time web technologies and developer experience. He's also the co-author of the APress title Realtime Web Apps.


Monday February 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca
 
Tuesday, February 10
 

8:30am

DOORS OPEN!
Tuesday February 10, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

Opening Remarks -- DeveloperWeek 2015
Speakers
avatar for Geoff Domoracki

Geoff Domoracki

CEO and Co-Founder, DevNetwork
Geoff Domoracki is the co-founder and CEO of DevNetwork: the world's developer community and producers of DeveloperWeek, API World, StackWorld and DevWorld. | | A philosophy major turned tech entrepreneur, Geoff lives at the cross-section of philosophy and technology. Geoff was previously co-founder of Techweek, the largest Midwest startup & technology conference, as well as a consultant for investment firm Lightbank, the venture capital firm... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Pasky

Jonathan Pasky

Executive Director & Founder, DevNetwork
Jonathan Pasky is the co-founder of DevNetwork. He is also a patent attorney and principal at Pasky LLC, a boutique technology & intellectual property law firm. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer at FanFound, a Chicago-based music startup. Jon is a mentor at Techstars and Startup Institute and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a judge for numerous competitions, including... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:10am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

REST in Peace: We need new tools and techniques for mobile app interactions
The difference between mobile and web takes on a stark physical form. The sleek iPhone in your pocket is a far cry from that big-screened desktop that used to dominate the world of connectivity and internet-based productivity.

On the backend, the difference is just as stark. The pure client-server relationship is no longer applicable, and approaches like REST and long-polling are found wanting when coding for a mobile application. In short, if you build your mobile app like you’d build a desktop web application, you’re doomed. The rise of mobile has brought with it a different infrastructure, different devices and platforms, requiring an entirely new approach to data rich interactions.

In this session, attendees will learn about best practices, emerging trends, pitfalls and more within mobile development from the companies that are innovating the space, including: 
1. Why keeping your app’s data fresh is important
2. The importance -- and future -- of deep-linking technology
3. The value of effective push notifications
4. Best practices for global data streaming
5. The importance of low-latency data transfer
6. The problem with real world device connectivity
7. The intolerance of consumers for delay or error
8. Application updates propagate unevenly, backwards compatibility is essential

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

CTO & Co-Founder, Golgi
Brian is Golgi’s technical strategist and is redefining transport as a service for the Web 3.0. A die-hard coder, Brian brings over 30 years of experience in the software industry. Before co-founding Openmind Networks in 2003 and scaling it into a communication platform powering a billion mobile moments every day, he drove the innovation for Logica, a leader in the SMSC market (the texting infrastructure sold to mobile carriers). With... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:10am

Changing the Laws of Engineering with Pull Requests
Every engineering team has processes, whether they're in someone's head or documented for all to read. But for a company and its engineering team to sustain its culture as it grows, even more important than what those processes are or how they're recorded is how they undergo change. At New Relic, we have a culture of openness that we intend to keep, so we've been experimenting with using GitHub Pull Requests to change our "laws of engineering". We've learned a lot so far. Come see why we did it and what you can learn from our experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Bodenner

Ralph Bodenner

Director of Engineering, New Relic
For more than 15 years, Ralph Bodenner has shipped customer-focused software, starting at Amazon.com, and then building developer tools at two reconfigurable hardware startups. Since his arrival at New Relic in 2009, he's been dedicated to building effective software teams. As director of engineering, his experience crosses all aspects of software development, enabling his team to provide continuous delivery in a complex, software-as-a-service... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:10am - 9:50am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:50am

Spotlight Talk: The Modern Developer
An investigative approach into how technologies today are democratizing the tech talent recruiting process by making the world flat, fast!

The latest strategies on sourcing, screening and interviewing modern developers in the recruiting industry will be further explored.

Speakers
avatar for Vivek Ravisankar

Vivek Ravisankar

CEO and Co-founder, HackerRank
An investigative approach into how technologies today are democratizing the tech talent recruiting process by making the world flat, fast! | | The latest strategies on sourcing, screening and interviewing modern developers in the recruiting industry will be further explored.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:50am - 10:00am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

API Description Languages - Which one is right for me?
New ways to describe and document APIs have emerged such as Swagger, RAML, API Blueprint and others, each taking a slightly different approach. Please join us in this webinar to hear how these description languages differ and how to choose right one for your API.

In this session you will learn:

Why are API Description Languages important for an Enterprise?
What are the most popular API description languages in the market?
How these description languages differ?
What about my existing non-RESTful APIs?
Which one is right for your APIs?

Speakers
avatar for Laura Heritage

Laura Heritage

Director of API Strategy, SOA Software
Laura is a Director of API Strategy at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

KEYNOTE: The Ultimate Famo.us Bootstrap Boilerplate
A detailed presentation on Famo.us Mixed mode where Steve Newcomb will be presenting the benefits of building cross platform, micro-responsive widgets rendered in Dom and WebGL with a 3D physics engine governing animation within Bootstrap Templates.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Newcomb

Steven Newcomb

Famo.us, CEO
Steve Newcomb is the co-founder and CEO of Famo.us, a JavaScript platform that enables developers to build animation rich experiences, interfaces, and widgets integrated into responsive websites, mobile websites, and mobile apps. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the jQuery Foundation and as a senior fellow at the UC Berkeley School of Engineering. | | Prior to founding Famo.us, Steve was the co-founder of Powerset, a semantic... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Architecting Mobile Applications with IBM MobileFirst Platform

    Building mobile apps doesn't have to be hard. With proper architecture, planning, and adhering to best practices, you can build pretty much anything that your mind can dream up. In this session, we will explore best practices for building real-world mobile applications leveraging the IBM MobileFirst Platform.  This includes exposing data, securing back-end systems, managing versions, understanding what your app and users are doing through analytics, cloud vs on-premise considerations, and will cover both native and hybrid development strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Marek Sadowski

Marek Sadowski

MobileFirst Dev Advocate, IBM
While accumulating the business know-how and over 15 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in Europe, Middle East and Africa as a certified engineer and IBM Client IT Architect in mobile, web, Java and integration technologies - he founded Robotics Inventions ("RI") to deliver robotics solutions and services for space, military, and industrial sectors. For the achievements in RI he received the Polish Market Innovation Leader 2013... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Workshop: Building Cloud Aware Applications
Change - the only thing in life that is constant. The same is true of software applications. Using today’s Agile methodologies, you and your chosen tools must remain nimble and open to change. Does your toolset work with you or against you to remain responsive to change, quick to test and easy to deploy? Enter the CorvisaCloud® Summit Platform. Come learn how to build, test and deploy great voice and SMS applications on the Summit platform!

Speakers
avatar for Larry Keck

Larry Keck

Senior Technologist, HP Helion, Hewlett Packard
IT Innovator with significant expertise as a Cloud Architect developing and deploying cloud applications.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Open Talk: Vertical Response
Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Bluemix Garage Development Approach
IBM offers Bluemix.net, a Platform as a Service (PaaS), for developers interested in agile cloud development. The IBM Bluemix Garage is an innovative consultancy, which is focused on the adoption of agile practices - from concept to deployment – using lean startup, design thinking, the practices of eXtreme Programming, and devOps. This session focuses on the approach and benefits a developer in any size organization can leverage for building new applications, including using DevOps services on Bluemix to develop, track, plan, and deploy applications, all in one place.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Reinitz

Rachel Reinitz

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Bluemix Garage CTO, IBM
Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO of IBM BlueMix Garage. The Bluemix Garages are new consulting labs housed in startup communities that partner with clients of all sizes to design and develop engaging apps and transform how development is done. Rachel leads clients on adoption of new technologies and is currently focused applying agile methods to building cloud applications with clients. She is a frequent conference... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:55am

Spotlight Talk: Samsung Gear VR
This is a brief overview of Samsung's exciting new Gear VR, the worlds best mobile VR platform, powered by Oculus. Find out how the Gear VR works and see some of the types of experiences available for this innovative new product.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Dickerson

Andrew Dickerson

Samsung Research America - Dallas, Samsung
Andrew Dickerson is the Director of Software Development at Samsung Research America's Dallas office. Andrew was the very first software developer on Samsung's GearVR. He leads the team that wrote the first see through camera, head tracking sensor fusion, 360 video player, 3D video player, StreetView VR, and Vuforia AR integration. The Dallas team has been working on VR apps, services, and user interaction since GearVR’s conception. They... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:55am - 11:05am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Expo Hall Opens
Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:01am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Strange But True: Counterintuitive Paths to Building a Business on APIs
"Documentation is the your most important feature, even if nobody reads it.” 

"You should start with a finished product, even before you take your first steps.”

These lessons may be counter-intuitive, but they’re key to building a best-in-class API. During this talk, you’ll hear from Thomas Bouldin, an engineer at Parse, who will share these and other pieces of advice that can help any developer achieve better API design. Parse (acquired by Facebook in 2013) is a tool that enables companies to build mobile apps simply and easily, removing the need to build a complex backend. By providing a mobile backend as a service, Parse enables companies such as GroupOn, Orbitz, VIMEO, FOX, and Showtime to build their apps quickly and easily, and ensures that the apps have a great customer experience. Parse has risen to become a top Backend-as-a-Service provider, serving tens of billions of API requests each month. And unlike many companies which expose API access to an already successful product, Parse built its entire business on API design. 

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Bouldin

Thomas Bouldin

Software Engineer, Parse/Facebook
Thomas Bouldin is an engineer at Parse, a Facebook cloud-based platform that provides scalable cross-platform services and tools for developers. As an early engineer at Parse, Thomas has had a hand in almost every feature Parse ships, and is most known for his work on push notifications. Prior to Parse, he worked on Google Search and Microsoft Windows.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Open Talk: Get Started with Data Science by Analyzing Traffic Data from California Highways
Have you noticed the black circles stuck on the asphalt in California highways? They are called 'inductive loop', a type of sensor that measures the passage of cars on the road. They measure the flow of traffic, percentage of the time that a lane is occupied, and the average speed. The data collected from the 16,000 sensors every 30 seconds by the California Department of Transportation provides an opportunity to learn about the basics of data science. At Aerospike, we have started a project to provide developers fast API access to a good portion of the historical traffic data and let them discover patterns or build interesting applications. We are providing developers all the starting points; including the tools, methods, algorithms and a sample application to learn about Data Science. The sample application is about detecting traffic accidents in near realtime (based on the 30-second data) before someone calls in to report the accident. Emergency personnel can respond faster to an accident if they are alerted about the possibility of an accident via an automated system. 

The objective of this talk is to show developers who are interested in data science projects where to start. Data scientists and engineers may also find the dataset and the case study interesting and decide to contribute to the open project. We will provide an introduction to the project and an overview of the sample application. We will also share the following lessons learned:
- The importance of domain knowledge in understanding the traffic data and in deciding the right machine learning algorithms

- Some of the less glamorous steps required in Data Science projects such as re-structuring raw data and combining multiple datasets

- Dealing with bad data from sensor networks in real-world situations
Importance of fast query capability in understanding the data as well as in preparing the training data

- Discovering interesting uses of the data by free and interactive exploration
The role of fast databases in realtime sensor-data applications 

At the end we will present the latest status of the project and how to get access to the data, the tools, and the sample code.

Speakers
avatar for Cirrus Shakeri

Cirrus Shakeri

Technology Advisor, Aerospike, Inc.
Cirrus Shakeri has been building enterprise software for more than 15 years with focus on process automation, information management, and big data analytics. Currently, he is helping Aerospike extends the application of its technology into new domains. Prior to that, Cirrus worked at the office of the CTO at SAP and was responsible for trend analysis and technology scouting, building numerous prototypes and frontrunner applications, putting... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Grow with the Future of Search and Apps
Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Chang

Lawrence Chang

Senior Product Manager, Google
Lawrence Chang is a Senior Product Manager for Mobile at Google. Lawrence has been working for more than six years on mobile, Android, and Search. Previously, he has worked for Euclid Media, Inc. on Product Management and Business Development. He also worked as an Engineering Manager at RF Micro Devices and Systems Engineer at Resoext Communications. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a Masters in... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Talk: The Hot Trend of Mobile DeepLinking
In 2014, Twitter, Facebook, Google and the New York Times all have in one thing in common: these multi-billion dollar companies are making huge investments in deeplinking. Why do they all agree on this one advancement and how can developers of all sizes benefit from implementing deep-linking into their apps?

Mobile is a key growth driver for every imaginable company, product and form of entertainment. Naturally, we are at a point in mobile where we want to do more. Meanwhile, statistics point to an overwhelming amount of friction because we can’t seem to get revenue projections to match time on mobile. Advertisers are shy of this medium, thus ad spend is low. Purchasers are fragmented across wallet types and registration walls, thus sales and conversions are low. There is no discovery method for apps other than the appstore, thus organic traffic is non-existent beyond app name or app category. 

What deeplinking suggests is a complete shift in our current mobile paradigm. It’s simple, yet potentially invasive, because every app is essentially on it’s own navigation grid; this proposes linking the apps together for more fluid navigation. 

Join Beth Kindig,Developer Evangelist of Personagraph,  as she explores the mobile infrastructure of deeplinking – including code samples and how to register a sitemap for app indexing. 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Kindig

Beth Kindig

Developer Evangelist, Personagraph
Beth Kindig consults with app developers and publishers on how to generate revenue from their business while expanding in global markets. Personagraph provides audience intelligence and outside the app data solutions for higher engagement and monetization methods. Her developer blog site has over 2 million page views, she regularly judges hackathons such as AngelHack, and has spoken on developer advocate topics at conferences such as... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Open Talk: TIBCO
***UNCONFRIMED***

Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Open Talk: Personal Development & Team Composition for Innovation & Growth
Scott Francis has built and led world-class engineering teams in several disciplines for over 20 years. Getting the team composition right is critical to innovation, sustaining competitive advantage, and providing development opportunities to retain the best people. Does your team have the mix of skills to handle a complete rewrite as new technologies become available and your product moves to version X? Do you have the ability to learn, grow, and lead that change? Scott will discuss different patterns for team composition, learning, and innovating over time.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Francis

Scott Francis

Sr Director Tech Strategy, RobertHalf
Scott Francis has built development teams for uncommon markets using Leadership Development, technology evolution assessments, and Agile principals in several domains including Advertising/Media, Peer-to-Peer, and Video processing. He has led major changes in teams due to technology shifts, customer feature demands, and the installation of Agile. As Sr. Director for Technology Strategy and a recovering CTO, Scott brings both depth and breadth... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:05am

PANEL: Open Source as a Business Model
Many new technology companies are utilizing open source as a major part of their business strategy - and existing tech companies are more and more open sourcing their existing technology. This seems counter-intuitive for for-profit tech companies to give away their technology - and yet the "open source strategy" is an emerging business model for the tech industry. This panel will discuss why open source is not just a business strategy, it provides secondary business models and revenue streams for technology companies.

Speakers
avatar for Alexander Graebe

Alexander Graebe

Developer Advocate, SAP
I'm a Developer Advocate at SAP Labs with passion for Open Source and Web Development. I give presentations about OpenUI5, organize the Bay Area Open Source meetups and evangelize SAP technologies at various events and conferences.
avatar for Steven Newcomb

Steven Newcomb

Famo.us, CEO
Steve Newcomb is the co-founder and CEO of Famo.us, a JavaScript platform that enables developers to build animation rich experiences, interfaces, and widgets integrated into responsive websites, mobile websites, and mobile apps. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the jQuery Foundation and as a senior fellow at the UC Berkeley School of Engineering. | | Prior to founding Famo.us, Steve was the co-founder of Powerset, a semantic... Read More →
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

Chief Community Officer, Revolution Analytics
David Smith is Chief Community Officer at Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. With a background in data science, he writes daily about applications of R and predictive analytics at the Revolutions blog (blog.revolutionanalytics.com), and was named a top 10 influencer on the topic of “Big Data” by Forbes. Follow David on Twitter as... Read More →
avatar for Diane Tate

Diane Tate

Program Manager, Mozilla
I currently run our New Hire Onboarding program and our monthly Speaker Series. I (used to) teach spin. My husband is a rocker.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:05am - 11:35am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:40am

Lunch! - EXPO ONLY
Alll Stages and tents will be closed for lunch during this time!  All Attenddes asked to proceed to the Expo Hall
 

Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:40am - 1:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Workshop: New Style of IT for Developers
HP provides the 'New Style of IT' to developers too! Whether it's the Cloud, Big Data or the Internet of Things, HP has great tools, platforms and solutions for today's developers. Let's explore how the recently announced HP Helion Development Platform allows enterprise developers to rapidly develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native applications through Cloud Foundry, Trove and OpenStack. We'll look at Haven OnDemand, a Big Data platform for enterprise developers that lets you store, manage, and analyze your data using core engines like Vertica OnDemand and IDOL OnDemand. We'll also explore how HP is using Link technology to help developers deliver rich digital experiences that make the space between physical and digital worlds get a lot smaller.



Speakers
avatar for Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey

HP Cloud - Distinguished Technologist, HP
HP provides the 'New Style of IT' to developers too! Whether it's the Cloud, Big Data or the Internet of Things, HP has great tools, platforms and solutions for today's developers. Let's explore how the recently announced HP Helion Development Platform allows enterprise developers to rapidly develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native applications through Cloud Foundry, Trove and OpenStack. We'll look at Haven OnDemand, a Big Data platform for... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Open Talk: Making Boring Topics Fun With Data
Death. Taxes. These aren't the most exciting subjects, but there is a lot of interesting data available on these topics that can make these boring subjects fun to work with. In this workshop we will look at Avalara's Tax Rates API and the fun things you can do with a fresh and continually updated data source on sales taxes. That's the taxes part. It's a REST API...as in permanent REST...like death. See what I did there?

Speakers
avatar for Tela Andrews

Tela Andrews

Senior Product Manager, Avalara
Tela Andrews has a background in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. After transitioning to technology more than 10 years ago, he has worked at Yahoo! and Moz, building APIs and the underlying large-scale services that make the APIs fun to use and profitable. As Senior Product Manager at Avalara, Tela leads strategy, prioritization and feature definition for Avalara's flagship AvaTax sales tax determination engine... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Developer Evangelist Summit: UnPanel Talk
The “Developer Evangelist” role can vary greatly depending on whether you target “hackers”, startup developers, or enterprise developers - and also varies on the resources of your company - and how you measure ROI. Yet there are many challenges and opportunities that developer evangelists share - and it’s our goal to explore these topics.

Moderators
avatar for Geoff Domoracki

Geoff Domoracki

CEO and Co-Founder, DevNetwork
Geoff Domoracki is the co-founder and CEO of DevNetwork: the world's developer community and producers of DeveloperWeek, API World, StackWorld and DevWorld. | | A philosophy major turned tech entrepreneur, Geoff lives at the cross-section of philosophy and technology. Geoff was previously co-founder of Techweek, the largest Midwest startup & technology conference, as well as a consultant for investment firm Lightbank, the venture capital firm... Read More →

Speakers
RK

Reuben Katz

Geeklist
avatar for Ed McNierney

Ed McNierney

Technical Director, Prize Operations, XPRIZE
Ed McNierney joins XPRIZE as Technical Director, Prize Operations, bringing more than 30 years of wide-ranging technology expertise to the Global Learning XPRIZE team. He is responsible for the technical design, development, and implementation of XPRIZE’s first open source software competition. | | Mr. McNierney has served as a Chief Technology Officer and senior technology leader at a variety of software and hardware companies. Early in... Read More →
avatar for Seema Shah

Seema Shah

Director of Partnerships for NYC BigApps 2014, Urban Strategies and Solutions
NYC BigApps is the largest civic technology competition and showcase in the world, supported by the City of New York. As Director of Partnerships, I successfully fundraised over $300,000 in cash and in-kind support for BigApps by leveraging my network of technology leaders and companies, including senior representatives from eBay, Facebook, Microsoft, Google and over a dozen other partners. I currently run my own strategic partnerships and... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Developing cross-platform mobile apps with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure
<p>Today's rich multi-platform marketplace--iOS, Android, and Windows--makes it increasingly difficult and costly to maintain apps for your diverse customers. Fortunately, tools exist that allow you to generate platform-specific apps from a shared source code project--sharing what code makes sense while still writing native code so your apps look their best on each platform:
<ul><li>Xamarin for developers working with C# and XAML-style UI</li><li>Apache Cordova for developers working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript</li><li>Unity for developers working with C++ and to-the-metal graphics and gaming <ul></p><p>Microsoft Visual Studio today has extensive support for all of these options, enabling you to work within one of the industry's most powerful IDEs to design, code, test, and deploy apps on a variety of platforms. Visual Studio also brings powerful Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features to the table through Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online, enabling you to manage your agile teams and projects throughout the lifecycle. Furthermore, Visual Studio works with your services on Microsoft Azure, helping you build a strong platform-neutral backend to power your mobile client experiences. <.p><p>In this session we'll explore all the options and capabilities that Visual Studio provides today, discuss their relative strengths and requirements, and help you find the best tools for your projects.</p>

Speakers
avatar for Kraig Brockschmidt

Kraig Brockschmidt

Senior Content Developer, Microsoft
Works in Microsoft's Developer Division with a focus on providing developer guidance for cross-platform, mobile cloud-connected apps . He previously spent four years in Microsoft's Operating Systems Group working closely with app development partners and the developer community. Kraig is also author of Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, (two editions) from Microsoft Press and has previously spoken at Developer Week... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Open Talk: Building Scalable Data Pipelines Using Amazon Kinesis and Esper
We live in a world where the volume of data generated and collected is constantly growing. A robust data pipeline is the backbone of any data centric product.

At Message Bus we have built a high throughput data pipeline that has very low operational overhead, scales under load and helps us iterate fast.

This talk will guide you through strategies for event collection, aggregation, complex event processing, and signaling

Speakers
avatar for Ujjwal Sarin

Ujjwal Sarin

Sr. Engineer, MessageBus
Ujjwal is Sr Engineer at Message Bus. He started his career at Microsoft and has also worked at Tiny Pictures (acquired by Shutterfly) and Xtranormal.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:40pm

Let us introduce ourselves (Corvisa)
We’d like to introduce you to the Summit platform from Corvisa different approach to building voice and SMS apps. Summit is a cloud-based communications platform that developers love. Our fully hosted solution offers testing and deployment that’s built into the way you already work, so you can spend less time troubleshooting and more time building great things.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Shepler

Aaron Shepler

Development Community Manager, Corvisa
Aaron Shepler is the Development Community Manager for Corvisa, a technology innovator in the Cloud Communications space. In his current role, Aaron helps the development community build great voice and SMS applications using the latest and greatest technologies, including Corvisa Summit Platform. He is extremely passionate about architecting simple, yet effective solutions to complex business problems. Aaron has a long history of helping... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Geeklist Lightning Talk
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Spotlight Talk: Avalara
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Foundations of a Successful Developer Platform
The focus on the talk will be on the foundational areas of what make a developer platform successful, as well as best practices in areas of platform strategy, API design, and monitoring/operability. I'll showcase some of the lessons learned as we scaled the LinkedIn platform to help illustrate those best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Kamyar Mohager

Kamyar Mohager

Staff Partner Engineer, LinkedIn
Kamyar currently serves as Staff Partner Engineer and Developer Relations team lead at LinkedIn. Over the past two years, he's helped shape LinkedIn's developer platform offering as well as lead some of LinkedIn's most strategic partnerships, including Apple and Samsung. Previous to LinkedIn, he built the first external APIs at MySpace and worked to get early native mobile applications on iOS, Android, and BB to integrate on the platform.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Angular or Backbone: Go Mobile! (Microsoft)
Angular or Backbone, which one you will use in your mobile app? How could you develop a mobile app across iOS, Android or windows devices? This talk will take an intimate look at two of today’s most popular frameworks, Angular and Backbone and explore their differences. We’ll show how Apache Cordova opens the world of mobile app development to web developers. In the session, we will demonstrate a “To Do” app using Angular and Backbone, with access to native device capabilities. We’ll compare the frameworks when transported to the world of mobile app development. Along the way, you'll also learn what kind of apps are best-suited for the hybrid architecture and when to make the switch from web app to mobile app.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Chen

Doris Chen

Senior Technology Evangelist, Microsoft
Doris is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, and Java). | Doris has over 18 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Open Talk: Developing, Testing and Launching Great Voice and SMS Software Applications
Change - the only thing in life that is constant. The same is true of software applications. Using today’s Agile methodologies, you and your chosen tools must remain nimble and open to change. Does your toolset work with you or against you to remain responsive to change, quick to test and easy to deploy? Enter the CorvisaCloud® Summit Platform. Come learn how to build, test and deploy great voice and SMS applications on the Summit platform!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Shepler

Aaron Shepler

Development Community Manager, Corvisa
Aaron Shepler is the Development Community Manager for Corvisa, a technology innovator in the Cloud Communications space. In his current role, Aaron helps the development community build great voice and SMS applications using the latest and greatest technologies, including Corvisa Summit Platform. He is extremely passionate about architecting simple, yet effective solutions to complex business problems. Aaron has a long history of helping... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:10pm

NYC BigApps Lightning Talk
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:10pm - 2:20pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:10pm

APIs, Watson, and, Data Intensive Applications composed in Cloud
APIs are a critical component to developing ecosystems around your technology as well as building modern born on the cloud web and mobile applications. Given the popularity of building social functionality into new applications it should come as little surprise that daily API calls of some of the more popular social networking platforms can number in the billions. While impressive as a stand alone statement about the increasing value and significance of building and using APIs, it also highlights a substantial new market opportunity. Today, using new Watson APIs, developers are not only build new applications, services and APIs for industries like healthcare and travel, but using natural language processing technology to better understand users by taking advantage of things like social APIs.



Speakers
avatar for Timothy Vanderham

Timothy Vanderham

VP, Engineering - IBM Cloud Platform, IBM
Tim leads the development team for IBM Bluemix & IBM Cloud Marketplace. He is responsible for the delivery, operations, and support of the Cloud Platform. He manages a team of developers distributed across the world developing based on open source technology. He has a passion for delivering speed and agility to developers with a lower operational cost model to clients. Tim previously worked in WebSphere development. He can often be found... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:20pm

Lightning Talk: WIP Factory
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:40pm

Spotlight Talk: Sauce Labs
Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:40pm - 2:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:50pm

Spotlight Talk: Enter the GO!AppZone
Quick pitch about the GO!AppZone platform and what it can offer to mobile app developers to boost their productivity

Speakers
avatar for Yiannis Karalis

Yiannis Karalis

Product Director, GLOBO PLC
Yiannis Karalis is Product Director at GLOBO, responsible for the GO!AppZone Mobile Application Platform. Prior to that he led GLOBO’s Pre-sales Team for Enterprise Mobility Solutions. | Yiannis has extensive experience in design, management and auditing of large-scale IT projects in the private and public sectors, having worked for many years in the Management and IT Consulting industry. | He holds an MBA from Cranfield University and an... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:15pm

Open Talk: Taking VR Mobile: A Closer Look at the Gear VR
The Gear VR is a powerful tool for communicating virtual reality experiences. This presentation introduces the Gear VR through: an overview of its features and content, a look at the development of an 360 video app, Milk VR, and tips to start developing your own Gear VR project.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Chu

Alex Chu

Interaction Designer, Samsung Research America - Dallas
The Gear VR is a powerful tool for communicating virtual reality experiences. This presentation introduces the Gear VR through: an overview of its features and content, a look at the development of an 360 video app, Milk VR, and tips to start developing your own Gear VR project.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:15pm - 3:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Featured Talk: ZenDesk
Speakers
avatar for Jason Smale

Jason Smale

Engineering Director, Zendesk
Jason runs Zendesk's engineering teams spread throughout the APAC region. During the last 3 years at Zendesk he and his teams have touched nearly every part of the stack; from building front-end JavaScript frameworks to spinning up Hadoop clusters. Prior to joining Zendesk, Jason worked for Deloitte Digital building websites for clients including Adobe, VMWare & Australia Post.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 3:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Open Talk: Bitcasa
***UNCONFRIMED***

Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

WebRTC - A Future Without SIP?
It's undeniable that WebRTC is disrupting the VoIP industry and redefining what communicating means. Enabling secure real-time communications applications in the browser without requiring any plugin or fancy equipment on the client side, WebRTC has the potential to become the next standard of communications.

So where does that leave SIP? Could it be replaced by WebRTC? Clearly, the two overlap in their function. However, to understand the issue, we need to consider other important parts of the communication process like signaling or being able to connect a wide range of devices (not just smartphones and laptops).

Speakers
avatar for Sacha Nacar

Sacha Nacar

Developer Community Manager, Voxbone
Sacha Nacar is a Developer Community Manager at Voxbone and a JS fullstack developer. Based in Belgium, he doesn't hesitate to travel the world to help Voxbone's developer community build awesome telecommunication applications by integrating their Provisioning API and WebRTC-SIP Solution. Apart from being a NodeJS lover, Sacha is an avid WebRTC fan.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Keynote: Enterprise apps are not boring as you might think
Talking about ‘the enterprise’ or building ‘business applications’ has traditionally conveyed the idea of big mainframes, terminal screens and waterfall development. However, a lot has changed in the last few years and ‘the enterprise’ has received a major innovation upgrade in order to keep up with the technology demands from consumers, global markets and developers. In this talk, we will explore these changes and the challenges and opportunities that have opened up for developers

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Grassl

Thomas Grassl

VP, Developer Relations, SAP
Thomas is responsible for SAP’s global developer outreach and evangelism programs. As an experienced marketer and developer at heart, he works closely with many developers, companies and startups around the world helping them learn and apply new technology innovations to solve complex business problems.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Coming of Age with SVG and CSS making your content ready for retina displays and mobile devices
It’s been 15 years since the first working draft of SVG. As the technology comes of age and adapts for modern devices, such as retina displays, I will share with the audience a history of graphics of the Web via a Q&A with Adobe’s Ryan Stewart. The conversation will focus on the history of the graphical Web, including SVG and CSS, an evaluation of where the Web is now, and thoughts on the future of graphics on the Web. Adobe has a deep culture of working on open Web specs that have improved the graphical Web, and even contributed to that first incarnation of SVG. 
 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart

Senior Product Manager, Adobe
Ryan Stewart is a senior product manager on Brackets at Adobe. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and has been working with rich client technologies at Adobe for the past 5 years. He is a long time blogger and had a prominent blog on ZDNet where he covered all sides of rich Internet applications. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences including Web 2.0 Expo, Adobe MAX, 360|Flex, SXSW, PHP Tek, and Web... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

WebRTC – Where to Start and How to Scale
There is a lot of buzz about WebRTC, and there already nearly 100+ different open-source projects, API’s, and WebRTC tool-kids out there. Where do you begin? And when you begin, how do you make sure you develop WebRTC in a way that will last? In this session we will take a look at: 

1. What to look for in a WebRTC API
2. Adding WebRTC to your first app
3. Considerations for scaling WebRTC
4. Dealing (and not dealing with) with WebRTC media

Speakers
avatar for Vince Puglia

Vince Puglia

Developer Advocate, Dialogic Inc.
Vince Puglia is a Developer Advocate at Dialogic where he has global responsibility for creating and driving the success of the industry leading and award-winning software based media server PowerMedia XMS with traditional telephony and web developers. He has been at the center of the communication industry for more than 10 years with hands on experience integrating with large enterprises and tier-1 service providers. Currently, Vince... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Open Talk: Cross-Browser Incompatibility is Growing not Shrinking
You could be thinking that the browser-wars have cooled down and contemporary browsers are more compatible than they were years ago, but you may be surprised.

Join me for a discussion on the growing diversity in browsers, the role of cross-browser testing, and how this fits into modern DevOps practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jonah Stiennon

Jonah Stiennon

Software Developer, Ecosystem and Integrations, Sauce Labs
Jonah Stiennon is a software developer on the Ecosystem and Integrations team at Sauce Labs and a contributor to Appium, the mobile automation test framework. As far as he knows, he is the only Node.js developer who was paid in Bitcoin and issued invoices as JSON documents.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:30pm

Reception - EXPO ONLY
All Stages and Tents will be closed for the Reception. All Attendees are asked to proceed to the Expo Hall

Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:40pm

Spotlight Talk: Robert Half
Tuesday February 10, 2015 4:40pm - 4:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca
 
Wednesday, February 11
 

8:30am

DOORS OPEN!
Wednesday February 11, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

100% Open-Source Mobile OS Matrix
Limited Capacity seats available

***CANCELED***

Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:25am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

Expo Hall Opens
Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

Multi-Platform Development for Web, Smartphones, Tablets and Wearables
Limited Capacity full

Multi-platform development is unavoidable today to increase user engagement and cohort retention. We are moving from an era of packaged software where the mantra was - ship it! We evolved to a cloud era with the mantra - push it! And with handheld devices, smart tablets and wearable, we are faced with the challenges of ship it + push it model. In this talk we will cover critical challenges of write once, debug everywhere, debate the pros/cons of having a common client platform, the dilemma of lowest common denominator and user interface conventions. We will discuss tools and technologies available to develop products for multiple platforms, the server side technology advancements that can help and finally consider security considerations when doing cross platform development.



Speakers
avatar for Komal Mangtani

Komal Mangtani

VP Engineering, Box Inc.
Komal Mangtani joined Box Inc. in 2013 as VP of Engineering. She helps direct technical innovation, best practices for development agility and operational excellence, while overseeing incubation of new technologies and cultivating a culture of world-class technical talent. Prior to Box, Komal has been Senior Director at VMware for 6 years leading various product lines for VMware Cloud and overseeing acquisitions, strategic partnership and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

Take back what’s yours: controlling your data and its future
Limited Capacity seats available

The four biggest legal, political and social issues we’ll face over the next decade will be data privacy, data sovereignty, data transparency and data ownership. Data is at the root of our increasingly connected world, and it is the lifeblood of every successful Internet company today and every emerging “Internet of Things” company in the future. Our ability to own, control, protect and find out what people know about us, whether it’s public information like a telephone number or deeply personal information like what we say to our partners in the privacy of our own homes, will drive some of the most drastic changes to public policy and social expectations that we’ll see in our lifetimes.

This talk will discuss:
• How data privacy affects you on both a personal and business level
• What businesses like Facebook and other social networking sites are doing with your personal information
• What data you’re actually sharing to the world and what it says about you
• How to take back ownership 

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Kerr Bergman

Kristina Kerr Bergman

Principal, Ignition Partners
Kristina Kerr Bergman is a principal at Ignition Partners. Kristina has spent a decade and a half working on how data gets stored, used, sold and transformed into meaningful information by a wide variety of stakeholders. Her insights into the meaning behind these tectonic shifts in our technology landscape will help you better navigate these complex, and at times, challenging waters.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:00am

Workshop: Using Link Techonology in your App
Explore ways to connect your users directly from printed content to your online mobile experience.

With Link Technology, print is no longer a dead end. Your users can scan your printed material with the LinkReader mobile app and enjoy a rich experience including video, images, text and mobile-aware links. Imagine being able to scan a business card, and with a single click, calling that person, adding them to your contacts, browsing their LinkedIn page, or even watching a cat video! 

With our full API, you can create and update your users experiences, and link destinations to truly personalize our physical world.

Get an overview of the Link Technology API - and how to use it in your application.

Twitter: @linkcoder

Hashtag: #linkdev

 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Seitz

Andy Seitz

Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Andy has 20+ years experience in software development. | Currently working on web services and developer outreach, at HP's San Diego site.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

9:30am

Solving Docker Data Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

Docker has taken the devops community by storm by providing a simple, standardized way to package applications between dev, staging and production environments. The one major missing piece, however, is support for databases which continue to be managed by external services.

We believe that databases should also be able to run on the same platform as the rest of the app and benefit from Docker’s portability benefits.

In this presentation, Luke will discuss what data-focused Docker clustering could look like in a world where the entire application, including its data services, runs inside Docker containers.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Marsden

Luke Marsden

Founder & CTO, ClusterHQ
Luke is founder and CTO of ClusterHQ, The Data People for Docker. He has 12 years of experience building web apps, and using containers and distributed storage. Inspired by the practical operational problems faced running web apps at scale, he started ClusterHQ. Luke holds a Computer Science degree from Oxford University.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Future of Mobile App Development
Limited Capacity full

The App Store first launched on July 10th 2008. In the intervening 6 years, the ecosystem has built a host of tools and frameworks to make mobile developers’ lives easier. Where do we go from here?

We will be hosting experts from backend as a service providers and mobile development frameworks to talk about current issues in app development and how these will be solved.

Pannelist's:
James Tamplin, Co-Founder & CEO, Firebase
Collin Jackson, Co-Founder & CEO, from Apportable
Suneet Shah, Senior Product Manager, Optimizely / former Co-Founder and CEO, OpenKit 

Speakers
avatar for Immad Akhund

Immad Akhund

CEO & Founder, Heyzap
Immad Akhund is a co-founder and CEO of Heyzap. Heyzap is a premier mobile ad network based in San Francisco, backed by Y Combinator, Ashton Kutcher, Union Square Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures. In 2012, Immad was featured in Inc. Magazine's "30 under 30." He previously was co-founder and CTO of Clickpass.com, which was acquired by Yola in 2008. Immad studied Computer Science at Cambridge University, graduating 2005.
avatar for Collin Jackson

Collin Jackson

Co-Founder and CEO, Apportable
Collin Jackson is a co-founder and CEO of Apportable. Apportable is a mobile application development platform based in San Francisco, backed by Y Combinator, StartX, Google Ventures, Danhua Capital, Eastlink Capital, and other prominent investors. He is on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, where his teaching focuses on mobile application development. Collin studied Computer Science at Yale University and Stanford University, earning a... Read More →
avatar for Suneet Shah

Suneet Shah

Senior Product Manager, Optimizely
Suneet Shah is senior product manager at Optimizely, the leading experience optimization platform. He has seen how products get built at both extremes: at giant companies like Microsoft and agile startups like his own, OpenKit. As a former entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) at YouWeb Incubator he designed, developed and launched two successful mobile apps that reached hundreds of thousands of users. | | At Optimizely, Suneet uses experience in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Aligning Analytics for Optimal Insight
Limited Capacity seats available

Distilling raw data into insight is a many-layered process. Data needs to be gathered, cleansed, transformed, modeled, validated, queried, investigated, visualized and understood before it can be lead to actions taken by a business. Historically, the functional skills have been grouped into specialities for efficiency and scale - data engineering, data analysis, report/dashboard/visualization development, data science, etc. What often gets lost in that arrangement is the context of the questions we were asking in the first place! Here we share a case study of how Netflix has aligned its efforts to optimize for the delivery of insight across the company.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Sullivan

Brian Sullivan

Director of Streaming Analytics, Netflix
Brian Sullivan is the Director of the Streaming Data Science and Engineering team at Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network. His team builds analytic systems and delivers insight into the streaming activity across hundreds of client devices, world-class server systems and content delivery networks to serve up a third of peak internet traffic in North America. Brian’s prior experience spans the analytic stack from... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Open Talk: Developer Hacks for Using Webhooks Locally
As developers we know how difficult it is to use webhooks when developing locally. In this session we will take a more in depth look at multiple ways to develop using webhooks locally, including the pros and cons of each model. Webhooks are "user-defined HTTP callbacks" and are usually triggered by some type of event. When that event occurs, an HTTP request is made to the registered callback URL and some meaningful data is sent with that request.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Wyse

Josh Wyse

Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Elements
Josh is a Senior Software Engineer at Cloud Elements. Prior to that he worked on satellites in the defense industry. He now helps design, architect and implement solutions for the Cloud Elements API platform


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:00am

Open Talk: Rapid mobile app development using GO!AppZone
We’ll run an extended demo where we’ll develop an app from scratch, connect it to a backend system, run it in our simulator, deploy it in a secure enterprise mobile app container and also compile it into a native app.

Speakers
avatar for Nikos Kotsioris

Nikos Kotsioris

Solution Architect, GLOBO PLC
Nikos (Nikolaos) Kotsioris is a Solution Architect at the Mobility Business Solutions of GLOBO. He worked as a senior software developer at the Mobility Business Solutions and has an extensive experience in mobile and web development. He holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Athens Technical Institute.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

10:50am

Open Talk: Concurrency Control in Multi-Player Games Using Aerospike
Concurrency control is one of the main aspects of multi-player games where all the checks, conditional writes and game state updates must be made as fast as possible and with minimal client/server calls in order to keep the game fair and square. This is especially critical in turn-based games where careless implementation (such as putting code that alters the game state in the client) can lead to concurrency related “race condition” from creeping in. 

As developers move to create applications that engage in real-time interactions, they are increasingly adopting open source technology stacks that include Node.js, Javascript MVC frameworks such as AngularJS, asynchronous messaging via Socket.io, and NoSQL databases such as the open source Aerospike DB.

The session will begin with a brief introduction to the open source Aerospike DB. Then, it will specifically address how to gain concurrency control in a multi-user application using User Defined Functions. 

To illustrate, we will look at a web-based multi-player game written in Node.js that uses Aerospike Node.js Client. Other technologies used: AngularJS, Socket.io and Lua

Speakers
avatar for Dash Desai

Dash Desai

Developer Evangelist, Aerospike, Inc.
Dash Desai has over 14 years of extensive hands-on web application design and development experience. His software experience spans working on large projects for the State of Tennessee and Colorado to writing abstraction layer for a VOIP company in Mountain View, CA to leading Facebook integration efforts for a gaming startup in San Francisco, CA and then working for a digital health startup in Palo Alto, CA. | | As a Developer Evangelist at... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:50am - 11:30am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

PANEL: Managing and Open Source Community
***UNCONFRIMED***

Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

KEYNOTE: So you want to build an API
After years of building APIs for various kinds of businesses and consumers, I want to share with you what I've learned along the way. You have lots of choices to make when creating an API. A lot of those choices will be made for you based on your business and development capabilities. We'll go through the different choices you can make, the pros and cons of each, and finally what to do after you've made some decisions. We'll cover everything from delivery protocols to marketing and everything in between. Along the way, I'll walk you through the choices I made in developing the Traitify API and the analysis that went into each decision.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Fleming

Eric Fleming

Director of Development, Traitify
Eric Fleming is the Director of Development at Tratify, a personality API. He has worked primarily in the HR Tech space in various development and leadership roles prior to joining Traitify. He has built APIs in various technologies for the last 10 years and has a passion for developer experience. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children. He is a proud Florida Gator and a long time amateur... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

The Internet of Nodebots
Limited Capacity full

Do you know what’s cool? Robots. Do you know what’s cooler than robots? Internet aware robots that run JavaScript. 

Jenny will show you how easy it is to combine node.js, commodity hardware, and the Internet of Things to build awesome little robotic friends. This session will include both live coding and live robot building.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Tong

Jenny Tong

Developer Advocate, Firebase
Jenny is a Developer Advocate at Firebase. In this role she helps people cause trouble with code. Before Firebase, she worked in a variety of software engineering roles from developer advocacy on Google Glass to robotics at NASA. When she's away from her laptop, you'll find her playing roller derby or practicing aerial silks.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:00am

Open Talk: Demonstration of HP’s Cloud Foundry PaaS
CloudFoundry is a free open source software (FOSS) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables teams of developers and system administrators to collaborate on the Rapid Deployment of full-stack applications. Learn how you can use HP Helion Development Platform Community Edition, a new free OpenStack-based CloudFoundry distribution

Speakers
avatar for Rick Evans

Rick Evans

Evangelism Technologist, HP
Rick Evans is a Senior Technologist for HP Helion. Rick also helps run the SF Bay OpenStack Meetup at HP Moffett Towers and is actively involved with the local OpenStack community. He is a lifelong resident of Silicon Valley.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:40am

Open Talk: The Small Business Opportunity for Developers
The importance of small business to the global economy can’t be denied. With each small business owner using 18+ apps to run their business, the opportunity for developers to participate in their success is huge. How does a developer solve real problems for small business customers? Intuit’s QuickBooks Online, the #1 cloud platform in the world, enables developers to leverage the power of QuickBooks to build apps that reach more than 5 million small businesses and 130,000+ accountant customers worldwide. The ever-growing QuickBooks Online ecosystem serves countless vertical markets with apps in a wide variety of categories, including time-tracking, inventory control, payroll, billing, productivity, receipt and invoice management, travel expense management, HR management, and many more.



Speakers
avatar for Avi Golan

Avi Golan

VP and GM, Intuit Developer Group, Intuit
Avi Golan is Vice President and General Manager of the Intuit Developer Group. He leads the platform strategy to grow the QuickBooks ecosystem, enabling small businesses to seamlessly connect more solutions to solve their unique business needs. The QuickBooks Platform serves more than five million small businesses as well as a diverse set of partners and developers.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:40am - 11:50am
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

11:40am

Lunch! - EXPO ONLY
All Stages and Tents will be closed for Lunch durning this time. All attendess are asked to proceed to the Expo Hall during this time.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:40am - 1:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

12:30pm

Welcome + Our Past
This is a welcome to #GirlDev Conferece with brief history of our past: our accomplishments as women developers, builders and inventors that are just re-surfacing. We've been here before. It's our job to make sure we remember and continue the progress we've made.

Speakers
avatar for Arabella Delucco

Arabella Delucco

Executive Director, GirlDevWeek
A journalist at heart, Arabella believes in producing authentic experiences and media that have an impact. Through her work, she supports startups and opportunities for women. She has been working with the team at the DevNetwork for the past four years on a number of their projects. She is now the Executive Director of GirlDevWeek, a conference and event series during DeveloperWeek curated specifically for women developers and builders. Arabella... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:30pm - 12:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

12:40pm

Our Present: For Our Protection + Progress
Randi will discuss the current state of online harassment. There has been a significant increase in anti-harassment efforts due to the recent discussion around GamerGate, but it's important to recognize that harassment has a far wider scope that impacts everyone. She will talk about her path to activism, the push for an industry-wide change in how we respond to abuse, and how everyone can help.

Speakers
avatar for Randi Harper

Randi Harper

Formerly a DevOps godzilla, Randi shifted her focus to apply engineering methodologies to anti-harassment activism. She authored Good Game Auto Blocker, a tool for blocking harassment on Twitter and is currently working on creating a non-profit organization to lead the charge in the way we deal with online abuse.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:40pm - 12:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

12:50pm

Our Future: Building New Technologies (Natural Interfaces)
Christina Apatow obtained her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where she did research in Ultra Low Frequency Electromagnetics. She also led the Spatial Computing group in the Transformative Learning Technology Lab at Stanford under the renowned Paulo Blikstein. Christina is currently the Platform Lead for api.ai - Speaktoit's API for easily adding speech interfaces to apps and devices. Previous to this she worked at Lockheed Martin as well as other startups. She has always had a strong passion for designing the future and turning possibility into reality. Christina has a passion for mentoring girls and women in the STEM fields and hopes to make a real difference in the future for women in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Apatow

Christina Apatow

Speaktoit, Platform Lead
Christina Apatow obtained her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where she did research in Ultra Low Frequency Electromagnetics. She also led the Spatial Computing group in the Transformative Learning Technology Lab at Stanford under the renowned Paulo Blikstein. Christina is currently the Platform Lead for api.ai - Speaktoit's API for easily adding speech interfaces to apps and devices. Previous to this she... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:50pm - 1:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Our Past, Present, Future Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Christina Apatow

Christina Apatow

Speaktoit, Platform Lead
Christina Apatow obtained her Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University where she did research in Ultra Low Frequency Electromagnetics. She also led the Spatial Computing group in the Transformative Learning Technology Lab at Stanford under the renowned Paulo Blikstein. Christina is currently the Platform Lead for api.ai - Speaktoit's API for easily adding speech interfaces to apps and devices. Previous to this she... Read More →
avatar for Arabella Delucco

Arabella Delucco

Executive Director, GirlDevWeek
A journalist at heart, Arabella believes in producing authentic experiences and media that have an impact. Through her work, she supports startups and opportunities for women. She has been working with the team at the DevNetwork for the past four years on a number of their projects. She is now the Executive Director of GirlDevWeek, a conference and event series during DeveloperWeek curated specifically for women developers and builders. Arabella... Read More →
avatar for Randi Harper

Randi Harper

Formerly a DevOps godzilla, Randi shifted her focus to apply engineering methodologies to anti-harassment activism. She authored Good Game Auto Blocker, a tool for blocking harassment on Twitter and is currently working on creating a non-profit organization to lead the charge in the way we deal with online abuse.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Flying Drones with Bluemix and IBM's Internet of Things
Limited Capacity filling up

The internet of things is slowly starting to evolve, to take shape, and to come to life. We are only limited by our imagination when it comes to the Internet of Things and this talk will allow your imagination run wild. 

Demonstrating how low the barrier to entry is, this talk will guide you through how to create a meaningful application with a drone as just to name one 'Thing' that'll be interconnected globally before the talk ends.

You'll be challenged to start your own IoT adventure, and inspired to start connecting up your world.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Carr

Joshua Carr

Technical Liaison - Developer Outreach, IBM
Self-Proclaimed 'Coolest job in tech' Joshua shows up, showcases, and shows off the technical capabilities of IBM. Speaking almost exclusively to developers Joshua bypasses 'marketing nonsense', having open and honest conversations with the people who he thinks matter most: the people who develop with IBM's technology on a daily basis. Always energised, Joshua can be found head-in-laptop at a Hackathon, or Talking to developers on a show floor.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

How To Win Computers and Influence Reality
DevOps and Continuous Delivery are two of the strongest cultural trends in
IT today, and much has been said about what exactly they entail (and
many, many arguments about what they do not.) As CTO at Chef, I’ve had the pleasure of both
observing the behavior of hugely successful organizations and the despair
caused by businesses failing to successfully change how they operate.In this session I’ll describe how:

- DevOps and Continuous Delivery are reactions to the same fundamental
business forces – simply solutions to the problem driven from a different
point of view.
- The 5 key drivers of successfully transforming your organization into
a healthy, agile, forward-leaning, awesome place to work.
- Why the best advice about automation projects is the worst advice in
the face of a transition this huge.
- The idea that culture is more important than tools is wrong, if what
you care about is actually transforming your behavior.
- Why you must be prescriptive about the tool-chain you are going to
use, and brook no dissent once you’ve decided.
- How to organize and run the projects that will transform your business
into a model of both Devops and Continuous Delivery.

On the way we’ll talk about globalization, playing guitar, configuration
management, cognitive science, and the propensity of middle management to
murder great ideas with the most soft and pleasant of pillows.

It’ll be a good time.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Jacob

Adam Jacob

CTO, CHEF
Adam Jacob is a co-founder of CHEF and the creator of the Chef IT automation platform. Adam is a leading voice and pioneer in DevOps and the digital economy, with a passion for empowering businesses to delight customers with technology.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

Graphs R Cool
Limited Capacity seats available

RNeo4j combines the power of a Neo4j graph database with the R statistical programming language for quick, easy analysis of connected data. From data visualization to predictive modeling, the wide range of R packages exposes a new toolset for exploring the data in your graph. In this talk, Nicole White, Data Scientist at Neo4j and author of RNeo4j, presents how to utilize the RNeo4j package.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole White

Nicole White

Data Scientist, Neo4j
Nicole grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then spent four years at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she got a degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. She then went to the University of Texas at Austin where she got her masters degree in analytics, and it was during this time that she found Neo4j and began exploring its capabilities.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:00pm

OPEN TALK: The Personality Awakens
A short time ago in an internet not so far away, there was so much information that users had literally too many options to choose from and were being bombarded from all angles. But as the remnants of the old ways were swept away a new age of the internet was born: the dawn of personalization. With it came the need to understand users and give them content that was targeted and relevant to only them. But this force of good was met by an evil nemesis, superficial and behavioral observations. Along came the solution: deep, impactful and actionable understanding and the cure for true personalization, Personality. Join Dan Sines as he regales you on the tales of Traitify, the world’s first Personality API. Dan will discuss the ins and outs of how to measure personality and how to harness that data for recommendations, targeted marketing and matching.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:15pm

Dice
Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:15pm - 1:17pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:20pm

Advice to Live By from Women Developers
This panel assembles senior-level developers from startups you've heard of. Hear their stories and learn some ways to navigate through the career maze while sharpening your skills as a software developer or engineer.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Petersen

Jennifer Petersen

Team Lead, Engineering, Dice
Jenny Petersen, the Team Lead of Engineering, leads the Engineering team at Dice Inc. and mentors both the Front and Back End Software Engineers, QA Engineers, and Consultants, in analyzing and developing projects requested by the business. | | Jenny started her career as an IT Analyst in the insurance industry, then moved into a Software Engineer role at Dice in 2007. She quickly exceeded expectations by consistently delivering quality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erin Craig

Erin Craig

Manager, Educational Software, Wolfram
Erin Craig is the manager of educational software technologies at Wolfram Research. In the last 5 years at Wolfram, she notably led the development and architecture of Wolfram|Alpha's Step-by-step Solutions and the Wolfram Problem Generator. Erin received her BA in mathematics from New College of Florida, where she studied cellular automata under the lens of abstract algebra, and it was this project that led her to Wolfram Research. When she is... Read More →
avatar for Dominique DeGuzman

Dominique DeGuzman

Infrastructure Engineer, Twilio
Dom is a self-taught software engineer with a background in enterprise desktop hardware support and formalized public speaking. As a Cloud Services and Infrastructure Engineer at Twilio, she focuses on development pipeline, infrastructure monitoring, and internal communications tools. Alongside development, Dom is one of the founding members of "Skittles", the diversity and inclusion initiative at Twilio. She travels around the globe speaking... Read More →
avatar for Fenglin Liao

Fenglin Liao

Engineer, Airbnb
Fenglin Liao is an engineer at Airbnb’s marketplace team. | | Fenglin joined Airbnb since March of 2014 and she has worked on various parts of Airbnb’s search infrastructure to make it faster and more scalable. Before Airbnb, she worked at Google with the AdWords team, where she worked on various projects including Google’s advertisement realtime stats processing pipeline as well as Adwords quality infrastructure.
avatar for Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez

Senior Software Engineer, Zendesk
Ana Martinez is a senior software engineer at Zendesk where she has worked for the past 3 years. Although her current role mainly focus on security development, she has worked on big projects for Zendesk such as building the current internationalization infrastructure. Before Zendesk, Ana graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Masters degree in Information Technologies. In her spare time, she likes to cook and play video games.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:20pm - 1:45pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:50pm

Pandora
Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:50pm - 1:52pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

1:55pm

Lightning Talk: Leaning Out of Office Politics
For the future to belong to everyone, it needs to be built by everyone. That's one of many reasons why it's so important that we're here - bringing much needed diversity to the tech industry. We're here today to make a broader impact. We're "leaning in" to our careers. But "Lean In" isn't the most logical approach for us. As programmers, we want to focus on writing code and building things. Leaning in requires us to add an additional task to our list - managing gender politics alongside our technical responsibilities. This isn't the best use of our time, and it's often a frustrating battle. So let's not lean in - let's lean out! Why walk the fine line of gender politics when you can instead avoid these political battles entirely. Sexism is not evenly distributed in the tech ecosystem. It can be avoided, with proper navigation. This talk will dive into the ways that you can find supportive mentors, female-centric community, ideal work environments and become too good to be ignored. Find your long term home in tech - by leaning out.

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Shevinsky

Elissa Shevinsky

CEO, Jekudo
ELISSA SHEVINSKY aka “LADYBOSS” is currently CEO of a cybersecurity startup based in Silicon Valley. A serial entrepreneur, Shevinsky has been making software since 1997. She’s been making trouble (for brogrammers) since 2012, when she published “That’s It, I’m Finished Defending Sexism in Tech.” She has been quoted on sexism in hundreds of publications, and most frequently writes for Business Insider... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:55pm - 2:05pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

KEYNOTE: Planning Application Resilience
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis

Solutions Engineer, Chef
Chef is a configuration management and automation framework that can help you manage complexity, speed up deployment, plan for growth and prepare for disaster. Jennifer will walk through features of Chef that allow you to write recipes that describe your system, provision new instances, and use Chef Provisioning to create a sample full stack application topology. | | As there is limited time for this workshop, individuals can check out the... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Mind The Gap: Robotics Reality and Fiction
Limited Capacity seats available

Robotics has been receiving a great deal of attention recently. Unfortunately, there's still a large gap between Hollywood and Madison Avenue portrayals of robots and what's possible today. This talk will provide a realistic view of what is currently possible both with respect to hardware and software, which robots are commercially viable, and which industries stand to benefit first. The good news for developers is that the robotic community is a strong adopter of open source technologies, and many state of the art techniques are available as open source projects. Find out what's available today and ready to be integrated into robotic research, development and production.

Speakers
avatar for Tully Foote

Tully Foote

ROS Platform Manager, Open Source Robotics Foundation
Tully Foote is the ROS Platform Manager at the Open Source Robotics Foundation. His work at the Open Source Robotics Foundation is a continuation of his work at Willow Garage where he focused on ROS development, building core tools and libraries to support the ROS community. Prior to Willow Garage he worked on all three DARPA Grand Challenges, twice on the Caltech team and in the Urban Challenge on the University of Pennsylvania team. He is... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Open Talk: 5 Steps to Build a Cognitive App with IBM Watson
In October IBM Watson made eight of Watson's capabilities available in beta as composable services on IBM Bluemix. This session will cover the key concepts you need to know about Watson and cognitive computing to get started, wrapping up with an example of how to build and deploy an application Powered by IBM Watson. IBM's Watson technology has seen rapid adoption over the past year in enterprise, by startups and software companies, and even used to disrupt cooking with Chef Watson. Learn how you can be an early adopter of the next generation of computing.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Stevens

Anthony Stevens

Solution Architect, IBM Watson Ecosystem, IBM
In October IBM Watson made eight of Watson's capabilities available in beta as composable services on IBM Bluemix. This session will cover the key concepts you need to know about Watson and cognitive computing to get started, wrapping up with an example of how to build and deploy an application Powered by IBM Watson. IBM's Watson technology has seen rapid adoption over the past year in enterprise, by startups and software companies, and even used... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:00pm

Open Talk: Building node.js Add-ons
I will discuss the over-all architecture of node.js add-ons and when they should be used. I will provide a step-by-step example of how to create an add-on, showing how the code works and discussing strategies for testing and debugging them.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Dow

Christopher Dow

Vice President, Software, August Home, Inc.
Christopher Dow runs the software organization for August, where he is responsible for front-end, back-end, mobile, and firmware development.  | | Prior to August, Christopher Dow was senior vice president, Architecture at Rovi where he was responsible for directing the architecture of Rovi digital entertainment products and product ecosystem, including the Rovi guide, metadata, search and recommendations solutions. He joined Rovi in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
TBA

2:00pm

Open Talk: Connecting Your App with Rich Financial Data: Taking Advantage of Intuit’s QuickBooks Platform
QuickBooks Online has the largest small business and accountant audience in the world. Intuit’s QuickBooks Platform delivers open APIs that give your app access to the rich financial data that your customers store and manage in QuickBooks everyday. By integrating your small business app with QuickBooks, you can help make accounting invisible for the small business owner. This workshop is a practical demonstration of the QuickBooks APIs and how simple it is to create a powerful app integration. This session is best for developers looking to take advantage of the huge opportunity to solve real problems for small businesses and accountants.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel

Principal Solutions Architect, Intuit Developer Group, Intuit
Peter Vogel is a Principal Solutions Architect in the Intuit Developer Group where he works with Intuit’s partners to combine the power of QuickBooks and other popular small-business applications to deliver a great, integrated experience for small businesses. He has focused his nearly 13 years at Intuit on helping developers integrate their business applications with QuickBooks in roles ranging from developer support engineer to product... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:05pm

Lightning Talk: Productive Programming
What does productivity mean in modern day work environments? Browsing facebook for 5 minutes might not be so bad after all. How do efficient programmers work best? We are founders of Wakatime, a productivity application for developers. We will share tips and observations based on our data and findings. You'll receive some key takeaways during this brief but helpful session. 

Speakers
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Priyanka Sharma

Co-founder, WakaTime
Priyanka is the co-founder of WakaTime, which is open-sourced, automatic analytics for developers. The product is a first of its kind and has over 17,000+ programmers on the system. Prior to WakaTime, Priyanka worked at Google and Outright (acquired by GoDaddy) as a product marketer. She is a McCaw scholar from Stanford University where she received a Bachelors in Political Science. 


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:05pm - 2:15pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:20pm

Wolfram: A developer's life: mathematician, coder and recording artist
Being a developer at an established tech company doesn't have to mean sitting in a dark room, typing away at your computer and trying to jump through bureaucratic hoops. Come hear about how developing math content for wolframalpha.com, eliminating the public's fear of programming and recording videos can all be part of a work week for one developer at Wolfram Research.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Oh

Stephanie Oh

Developer, Wolfram Research
Stephanie is currently a software developer at Wolfram Research, working mainly on computer science and mathematical education software. She has a BA and MS in mathematics from Northwestern University and Purdue University. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, cycling, reading, and traveling. She also enjoys topology and graph theory and loves to teach others about it. She recently moved to San Francisco and has been enjoying exploring all... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:20pm - 2:25pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:25pm

All In It Together! #GirlDev
The #GirlDev initiative isn't about girls vs. boys. It's about coming together as a community to teach, empower and celebrate women and girl builders. This panel is a diverse group of engineers, developers, investors and founders. Find out ways to support more technical women and provide strong opportunities for young girls.

Moderators
avatar for Arabella Delucco

Arabella Delucco

Executive Director, GirlDevWeek
A journalist at heart, Arabella believes in producing authentic experiences and media that have an impact. Through her work, she supports startups and opportunities for women. She has been working with the team at the DevNetwork for the past four years on a number of their projects. She is now the Executive Director of GirlDevWeek, a conference and event series during DeveloperWeek curated specifically for women developers and builders. Arabella... Read More →

Speakers
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Jolen Anderson

Chief Diversity Officer, Visa
Jolen Anderson is SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Visa Inc. Since joining Visa in 2005, Jolen has developed a broad understanding of the Company’s business having held a variety of roles within the Legal department and demonstrated a commitment and passion for promoting Diversity & Inclusion. Most recently, she held the position of Associate General Counsel, Employment and led the effort to provide legal support to the global human... Read More →
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Josh Becker

As CEO, Josh leads strategy and operations for Lex Machina and is a thought leader on intellectual property trends and leveraging technology to improve the practice of law. | | Josh was part of the Founding team of Dice.com (NYSE:DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures and then a Founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital. Previously he also worked at McKinsey... Read More →
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Justin Caldbeck

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Binary Capital
Justin was born and raised in Vermont. He attended Duke University to major in Economics. After Duke, he worked at Mckinsey, where he focused on serving telecom clients and subsequently attended Harvard Business School. After HBS, Justin joined Bain Capital Ventures as an associate and moved up to Principal, Director and eventually Partner. He initiated the opening of the Bain Capital Ventures West Coast office in 2008. While at BCV, he led and... Read More →
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Neha Sampat

CEO, Built.io
Neha Sampat is CEO of San Francisco-based software technology company built.io, where she leads a diverse, global team dedicated to creating mobile innovation and to building the foundation for the Internet of APIs. Previously, Neha spent 15 years leading product marketing for enterprise software, cloud computing and online experiences for companies like Sun Microsystems and VMware. She co-founded KurbKarma, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Startup... Read More →
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Sandy Strong

Site Reliability Engineer, Twitter
Sandy Strong has spoken at PyCon and DjangoCon. She is an active participant in @WomEng events, and is engaged in the San Francisco tech community as a mentor and instructor for Python beginners. She is employed as a Site Reliability Engineer at Twitter.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:30pm

Coffee Break! - EXPO Only!
All Stages and Tents will close for a break at this time. All Attendess are asked to proceed to the EXpo Hall.

Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:40pm

Spotlight Talk: Incapsula
Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:40pm - 2:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:50pm

Galvanize
Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:50pm - 2:52pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

2:55pm

Robert Half
Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:55pm - 2:57pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:00pm

Lightning Talk: It's Your Career, Manage It
Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What do you want to focus on? The software industry moves quickly, and you can use this to your advantage. If you are committed to a lifetime of learning, you will never be bored in this field. You can learn new technologies, emphasize different domains, take on different responsibilities. Your employer will set expectations for what you need to do to be successful in your JOB, but you own your career. You, alone, are responsible for staying on track with your career. In this talk, I'll attempt to convince you that you should manage your career as you would a business: with contributions to PR, R&D, marketing, etc. You're empowered to take your career in whatever direction you choose. Let's figure out what that is!

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Marsh

Dianne Marsh

Director of Engineering, Netflix
Dianne Marsh is a Director of Engineering for Netflix, where she leads a team responsible for tools and systems used by nearly all engineers in the company for continuous integration, delivery and deployment to the AWS cloud. In addition to internal use, her team often releases their software as open source tools to the broad community. In 2013, Dianne co-authored Atomic Scala, an introductory book on Scala, with Bruce Eckel. Dianne earned a... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:00pm - 3:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:10pm

Lightning Talk: Better Learning
When learning a new coding language or technique, the default learning style is linear and non-visual. When learning a concept like AJAX, or OOP the syntactical details and common bugs often narrow learning attention and cloud the high level concepts. Experience teaching in university and bootcamp settings has shown that many learners are more suited to a visual, non-linear approach. Diagrams, modeling and even interpretive acting can allow us to learn concepts quickly by employing our brains pattern recognition facilities, the cognition of broad concepts driving the learning of detail and the forming of new neural networks and correlation to existing knowledge. This talk will include presentation of visual learning techniques, specific examples and hands on practice.

Speakers
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Anne Spalding

Director - San Francisco, Dev Bootcamp
Computer Science Professor with 15 years of experience designing and teaching courses in software development, programming languages, web development and mathematical algorithms.Independent Software Consultant and Developer with experience in many languages, and platforms.Currently working as a teacher and software developer at Dev Bootcamp. Developing innovative learning methodologies for peer based immersive learning.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:10pm - 3:20pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:20pm

NakedWines.com
Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:20pm - 3:22pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:25pm

Zendesk
Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:25pm - 3:27pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Keynote: Containers Emerge as the Foundation for The New Application Generation
Docker containerization is sweeping across the tech landscape and driving innovation throughout, as companies are recognizing the benefits of adopting this new approach to developing, shipping and running distributed applications. Once applications are separated from infrastructure, developers have total portability to migrate applications from an on-premise dev environment, to any virtual infrastructure to any cloud provider. This open and dynamic flexibility puts the developer in a position where they only have to worry about creation of their application content buoyed by an incredible boost in productivity. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Golub

Ben Golub

CEO, Docker, Inc
Currently the CEO of Docker, Ben Golub is a distinguished industry veteran, having successfully grown and sold two prior start-ups (Gluster and Plaxo), in addition to playing a major role in the growth and IPO of VeriSign. As president and CEO, he directed both Plaxo and Gluster through successful acquisitions by Comcast and Red Hat respectively. Ben joined Docker to help direct the company and its open source project. Having led Gluster, a... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Marketing et. al. for Entrepreneurial Developers
Growth hacking, UX, marketing....whether you love it or hate it, when it comes to building businesses, it’s how new companies and ideas are creating breakout success. These panelists are highly-technical marketers who understand what it takes to push a product out. How can you, as a developer, learn from the business-side of things and apply it to your own work or startup?

Moderators
avatar for Basil Siddiqui

Basil Siddiqui

Software Engineer, Hi Bryce
Basil is a full-stack software developer, specializing in API development and backend architecture. He most recently worked as a software engineer at Lob and Hacker in Residence at Mark Pincus' SF Incubator. Now he is focusing all his time on a new project, Hi Bryce, that is at the intersection of travel and artificial intelligence. | | Aside from his work in software, Basil is an avid travel blogger, fitness enthusiast, and dancer. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Camp

Tammy Camp

Distribution Hacker in Residence, 500 Startups
Tammy is Head of Growth at Stellar Development Foundation. She is a serial entrepreneur with 13 years of experience in digital advertising and commerce. Her recent experience includes creating and running Action Factory, a digital publishing network, participating as 500 Startups Distribution Hacker in Residence, as well as working on demand generation projects at WalmartLabs. Earlier in Tammy's career, she was an affiliated advertiser who... Read More →
avatar for Beatriz Datangel

Beatriz Datangel

Data Product Manager, Sqor Sports
Beatriz is the Data Product Manager at Sqor Sports. In this role, she wears many hats in the collection, calculation and presentation for social and athletic data. She is currently creating an engagement and endorsement platform for brands and athletes. Previously, Beatriz led the Data team at Quid and studied Chemistry and Finance at Simmons College.
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Lauren Feldman

Director of Product, GameHouse
Lauren is a data-driven monetization expert specializing in the discovery, growth and monetization of digital media and mobile games. She has been in the casual and social gaming space for over 8 years.  | | Lauren holds a Bachelors of Humanities and Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Computer and Information Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Managing Director of Girls In Tech for the... Read More →
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Calley Nye

UX Developer, Crowdrise
Calley Nye is a front-end developer, specializing in UX and product at Crowdrise. | | Originally from Connecticut, she started her career as a social media marketer in 2006. That brought her out to Los Angeles, where she started blogging about technology and startups. She briefly worked as an analyst for TechCrunch, before realizing that she wanted to learn how to develop her own products. | | Her focus now is holistic product... Read More →
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Anne Ahola Ward

Editor-in-Chief, MobileFOMO / WearableFOMO
Anne Ahola Ward, CEO and co-founder of CircleClick has 15 years of experience developing business on the web. She is a Futurist, Growth Hacker and CEO of CircleClick Media founded in 2009. Anne has thrived in a wide range of areas in the web industry. She has mastered almost every role in web development; DBA, web master, programmer, graphic designer, video editor. She was an early entrant into the field of search engine optimization and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Blending play, mobile and Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

Blending play, mobile and Robotics
Wonder Workshop provides a new approach to Robotics. Our hardware platform modularizes common robot functionality like bluetooth connectivity, access to individual sensors and actuators, a personality engine, and system upgrades. Our mobile platform handles all communication to the robots, and provides cross-platform APIs and development tools. Essentially we solve the harder problems, enabling developers to focus on building great user experiences, and enabling users to interact and play with these robots.

Speakers
avatar for Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh is our cofounder and CTO, WONDER WORKSHOP
Saurabh is the Chief Technology Office and co-founder of Wonder Workshop (formerly called Play-i). He built the platform that uses robots and touch devices to make computer programming fun and accessible for kids. Wonder Workshop ran a record crowd funding campaign in Nov 2013, and is gearing up to start shipping to customers later this year. Before this, Saurabh led the iPod software teams at Apple from 2006 to 2012, where he helped design... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Workshop: Making your Applications Safer, Faster, and Smarter.
Web developers and Ops teams face constant pressure to create applications capable of handling enormous amounts of traffic, and servicing millions of users, while also ensuring sensitive data remains out of the hands of the bad-guys. Modern cloud based tools are now able to simplify many of these mission critical tasks, freeing you up to focus on building great apps. 

In this workshop we will review several common concerns for today’s Sec/Dev/Ops teams including website security, bot mitigation, website acceleration, content optimization, and how to leverage cloud based tools to mitigate.

Speakers
avatar for Orion Cassetto

Orion Cassetto

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Incapsula
Web developers and Ops teams face constant pressure to create applications capable of handling enormous amounts of traffic, and servicing millions of users, while also ensuring sensitive data remains out of the hands of the bad-guys. Modern cloud based tools are now able to simplify many of these mission critical tasks, freeing you up to focus on building great apps. In this workshop we will review several common concerns for today’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
TBA

3:30pm

Open Talk: Build a mobile application using IBM's MobileFirst Platform and Mobile Cloud Services on Bluemix
Mobile computing changes the landscape of application development, but also the way that backend services in the data center are built and managed. This workshop explores novel ways to build a mobile application with IBM’s latest Mobile Cloud Services technology, provided as a part of the MobileFirst for iOS Platform on Bluemix. Developing mobile applications with the MobileFirst Platform and BlueMix gives organizations a fast time to market and an easy way to create applications with minimal effort. This session walks attendees step by step through the development of a mobile application using these key technologies. Through demonstration, participants explore the details of BlueMix and mobile services like Mobile Data, Security, and Push Notifications.



Speakers
avatar for Marek Sadowski

Marek Sadowski

MobileFirst Dev Advocate, IBM
While accumulating the business know-how and over 15 year experience in consulting largest enterprises in Europe, Middle East and Africa as a certified engineer and IBM Client IT Architect in mobile, web, Java and integration technologies - he founded Robotics Inventions ("RI") to deliver robotics solutions and services for space, military, and industrial sectors. For the achievements in RI he received the Polish Market Innovation Leader 2013... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

3:30pm

Open Talk: Improving Energy Efficiency Using Data and Behavioral Science
Opower uses principles of Behavioral Science and Data Science to drive energy efficiency for millions of households across the globe. In this talk, Data Scientist Ben Packer will describe the various ways Opower is able to drive energy savings and how we rigorously measure everything we do. He will take a deeper technical dive into how Machine Learning can be applied to energy data to determine household properties such as how much energy is used on heating and cooling, and how these insights can help people better understand their energy usage and drive further savings.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Packer

Benjamin Packer

Data Scientist, Opower
Ben Packer is a Data Scientist at Opower, working with the world's largest energy dataset to drive energy savings for millions of people. He did his undergrad at the University of Pennsylvania, and then spent half a year living in a cookie factory before coming out to the West Coast, where he did his Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Stanford.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Yelp
Speakers
avatar for Jenni Snyder

Jenni Snyder

MySQL DBA, Yelp
Jenni Snyder has been a MySQL DBA for 10 years, and has spent the last four and a half here at Yelp, first as the first DBA, and now Manager of the Databases Team which is part of Yelp Engineering Operations & Infrastructure. Her team is responsible for the availability, performance, and evolution of Yelp's production database infrastructure. She is also co-leader of two Employee Resource Groups: Yelp Moms and Awesome Women in Engineering.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:05pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

TALK: Aldebaran
Limited Capacity seats available

***UNCONFRIMED***

Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:00pm

Owen Thomas RRW Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Christina Noren

Christina Noren

Founder, Aura
Interana Chief Product Officer and Aura founder/boardmember. Aura is applying state of the art mobile, location, social, and big data technology to art. Founding head of product and senior executive at big data pioneer Splunk from 2005 stealth through 2012 IPO. 20+ years taking technology startups from seed through scale with two previous IPO exits.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:05pm

Panel: Crossing the Data Career Chasm
Making a move into the data space? This session explores data -- in all sense of its glory. Hear panelists' perspectives on managing, analyzing and getting the most out of it. Learn ways to apply such insights to your own work as a developer. 

Moderators
avatar for Christina Gagnier

Christina Gagnier

Partner, Internet, Intellectual Property and Technology, Gagnier Margossian LLP
Christina Gagnier leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. | | Gagnier consults technology companies on policy issues ranging from patent law reform to communications issues, such as Network Neutrality. Gagnier’s primary research concerns issues of cyber rights and the intersection of on and offline action. Her most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Copic

Kathy Copic

Program Director, Growth, Insight Data Science & Engineering
Kathy Copic is the Program Director for New Initiatives and Growth at Insight. Insight's Data Science and Data Engineering programs help scientists and engineers transition into new careers in big data. In 2014, Kathy led Insight's expansion to New York City. Before Insight, she earned her Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Michigan, was a post-doc at Columbia, and worked as a Staff Scientist at Berkeley National Lab. She... Read More →
avatar for Jenni Snyder

Jenni Snyder

MySQL DBA, Yelp
Jenni Snyder has been a MySQL DBA for 10 years, and has spent the last four and a half here at Yelp, first as the first DBA, and now Manager of the Databases Team which is part of Yelp Engineering Operations & Infrastructure. Her team is responsible for the availability, performance, and evolution of Yelp's production database infrastructure. She is also co-leader of two Employee Resource Groups: Yelp Moms and Awesome Women in Engineering.
avatar for Giovanna Thron

Giovanna Thron

Lead Instructor, Data Science, Galvanize
Giovanna is a data scientist and engineer who loves math, algorithms and the power of data. Giovanna was previously a Software Engineer at Facebook, running experiments to analyze terabytes of data and building applications to help the company grow. She taught computer science at the University of Toronto, taught English in Hungary, and has also mentored at Hackbright Academy. | | As a grad student at the University of Toronto, Giovanna... Read More →
avatar for Fei Xue

Fei Xue

Senior Software Engineer, MarkLogic
Fei Xue is a senior software engineer at MarkLogic (enterprise NoSQL database vendor) working on distributed database system and search query processing/optimization. Her most recent projects include Bitemporal data management and Tiered Storage management. She is interested in high performance server programming and distributed systems. | Fei holds a CS MS from Yale and a EE BS from Tsinghua University.
avatar for Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

VP, Engineering, Apigee Corporation
Jin Zhang is a passionate technology leader who is constantly looking for new learning. She is currently leading the engineering team at Apigee, a start-up focusing on API and data analytics in the Silicon Valley. Prior to this Jin was an accomplished engineering executive with IBM, responsible for managing global teams as well as delivering 8-digit annual revenue plans. Jin is highly respected by her customers and is a frequent speaker at... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:10pm

Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Unstructured Data
HP recently announced HP Haven OnDemand, a cloud based Big Data solution providing a fast-track to data-driven insights. It’s an easy-to-consume suite of cloud services that you’ll have up and running in minutes. Developer-friendly APIs and advanced analytics enable you to create next-gen apps and services with ease. In this talk we’ll introduce you to both IDOL OnDemand and Vertica OnDemand, and explore a few demos and use cases that enable Big Data reach and performance for any organization large or small.

Hashtag: #hpbigdata

Live webinar: 2/11 at 10:00 AM Register to attend


Speakers
avatar for Martin Zerbib

Martin Zerbib

Developer Evangelist, Hewlett Packard
Developer Evangelist for HP IDOL OnDemand, the Human Information API platform. Martin has been working at solving unstructured data problems for years, designing and implementing solutions using many of HP’s big data and analytics technologies. Martin likes to attend Hackathons, meet ups and developer events of all kinds and is an active member of the IDOL OnDemand community.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:30pm

Panel: "Robotics - new technologies to change the world
Whether it's land, sea, air or space, robots will change the world. Whether they are powered by smartphones or using new physics and materials, robots are moving from research to real world. This panel brings together speakers who are pushing the boundaries with robots that will change your lives. 

Panel moderated by Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics

Speakers:
Vytas Sunspiral, Senior Researcher, NASA Intelligent Robotics Group
Steve Cousins, CEO Savioke, cofounder Robots 4 Humanity
Tony Lewis, Senior Director Technology, Qualcomm

Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:35pm

Gender, the flag we can't search for at Toptal
Working as a Toptal developer or core team member opens the door to a different lifestyle, allowing engineers to work from where they want, be it at home sweet home or beneath a palm tree after sea diving. But there's one thing we value even more than work-life balance at Toptal: equality. Come learn about what we do to create communities to make talent grow, how we sponsor girl-targeted conferences, and why you can't ask me "how many women developers are there in Toptal?".

Speakers
avatar for Anna-Chiara Bellini

Anna-Chiara Bellini

Senior Java Engineer, Toptal
Anna Chiara got her MS in Computer Engineering at the University of Bologna. With a life-long interest in programming, over twenty years of professional experience in development and teaching, and a wide range of domains of expertise, she is always following the latest trends and keeping a fresh interest in what's new and what will be the future of technology. She is now onto a new path, using her experience to help Toptal clients and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:35pm - 4:40pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

4:40pm

Tech Women Who Whisky
Because Whisky and Tech are not just for men. Not all of us enjoy Whisky but we are all women in tech bucking the odds of our male dominated industry. This panel discussion will focus on continuing stereotypes and misperceptions in the tech world, what is currently being done to change those issues, and open discussion on what more we can do.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Francisco

Grace Francisco

Head of Developer Advocacy, Atlassian
Grace Francisco is a Senior Technical Leader with broad experience across Development, Evangelism, Technical Marketing, and Business Development. Grace loves working with developers and heads up Developer Advocacy at Atlassian - the makers of JIRA, Bitbucket, Bamboo and other software team solutions. She has also lead worldwide developer initiatives at both Intuit and Microsoft - covering developer tools, platforms, cloud and open source. She was... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Galvan

Claudia Galvan

Sr Director, Anita Borg Institute
Claudia Galván is a Sr Director at the Anita Borg Institute leading internationalization initiatives. For the last couple of years she has been a Technical Advisor to Startups in Silicon Valley, where she provided technical and domain expertise in market research; developing a scalable architecture; and compelling culturally-relevant product features to meet local market requirements. With almost 20 years of experience in launching software... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Powers

Ellie Powers

Lead Product Manager, Google
Ellie Powers builds to solve real-world problems for users around the world. She leads product management for app developers on Google Play. She helps Android app developers grow their results on Google Play, from managing their businesses to improving app quality to publishing and distributing apps to users on a wide range of devices all around the world. These developer services have been instrumental in growing Google Play's app ecosystem... Read More →
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Merline Saintil

Head of Operations for the Office of the CTO, Intuit
Merline is an international technology executive, business advisor, and operations expert, having distinguished herself as a leader in fast growing sectors of cloud computing, mobile, online payments and commerce. Merline recently joined Intuit as Head of Operations for the Office of the CTO. In this role, she starts a new journey to help bring her wealth of experience to drive operational rigor and excellence to Intuit’s technology... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Williams

Heidi Williams

Sr Director of Platform Engineering, Box
As Sr Director of Platform Engineering at Box, Heidi is responsible for Platform Core (middle-tier business and application logic), Partner Integrations, View API, Developer Experience, and broadening the Platform vision overall. | | Prior to her role at Box, Heidi spent 17 years at Adobe in a variety of roles. She started at Macromedia as an engineer right out of college and worked her way up to engineering management. After Adobe acquired... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:40pm - 5:05pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca

5:00pm

Expo Hall Closes
THANK YOU !

Wednesday February 11, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Pier 27 Pier 27, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, Ca