Track: Optimizing Yourself
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How can you maximize your impact as an engineer, as a leader, and as a person? Too frequently we don't realize that the things which limit our ability to grow technically or organizationally are often not themselves technical or organizational. It's usually not about mastering one more language idiom or learning one more new framework; it's almost always about bringing more energy, purpose, and focus to our work. It's not about working harder; it's about working smarter.
This track explores the critical personal force-multipliers that can help us all to Optimize Ourselves: mindfulness and meditation, communicating simply and effectively, empathy and emotional intelligence, overcoming overwhelm, etc. From topical experts to engineers speaking from personal experience, you will hear practical ways to achieve and maintain your edge.
by Cory House
Software Architect @VinSolutions, Author @pluralsight
As a developer, your image and your mind are your product. So to get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done with these precious tools. If you want to make a bigger impact, raise your income, and code with purpose, join us. This session is about making a paradigm shift in how you manage your career.
We’ll discuss concrete activities and skills that transform average developers into outliers. You’ll learn why...
by Wendy Closson
In this session, we'll focus on an algorithmic approach to speaking authoritatively and authentically by identifying "word smells" and learning new "sentence patterns." This approach fuses together over a decade of Wendy's software experience with the basics of executive coaching and mixes in over 1000 hours of her training in mindful practices.
You will walk away with concrete steps that will get you in the habit of not only winning friends and influencing people, but improving your...
by Heather Fleming
VP of Product & Program Management @GILT
In a recent article published by The New York Times Magazine titled, “What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team”, Google discovered that “psychologically safe environments” and establishing group norms of communication and empathy were the secret sauce to building highly productive and engaged teams. In this session,...
by Mahiuddin Ahmed
Certified Naam Yoga Teacher, Scientist & Faculty Member in the Department of Pediatrics @Sloan_Kettering Cancer Center
The human brain is the central processor of information between the body and the environment. One of the most revolutionary advances in neuroscience is that the brain is also highly adaptable, that how we feel shapes the structure and the function of the brain. The brain triggers stress so that we can survive life-threating situations and to give us the drive and desire to do things. However, fast paced, achievement driven lifestyles lock our brain in a continuous state of illusory survival...
by Mike Cavaliere
Director of Technology @AttckCo
Attention, memory and focus problems are prevalent in our society, and are made worse by the large amounts of information we're constantly hit with push notifications, emails, desktop alerts, text messages and so on.
In the tech world in particular, distractions abound; properly mitigating distraction and memory are vital to success.
Whether you've got genuine ADHD or are just find it...
Monday, 13 June
Architectures You've Always Wondered About
Case studies from: Google, Linkedin, Alibaba, Twitter, and more...
Stream Processing @ Scale
Technologies and techniques to handle ever increasing data streams
Culture As Differentiator
Stories of companies and team for whom engineering culture is a differentiator - in delivering faster, in attracting better talent, and in making their businesses more successful.
Practical DevOps for Cloud Architectures
Real-world lessons and practices that enable the devops nirvana of operating what you build
Incredible Power of an Open-Sourced .NET
.NET is more than you may think. From Rx to C# 7 designed in the open, learn more about the power of open source .NET
Sponsored Solutions Track 1
Tuesday, 14 June
Better than Resilient: Antifragile
Failure is a constant in production systems, learn how to wield it to your advantage to build more robust systems.
Innovations in Java and the Java Ecosystem
Cutting Edge Java Innovations for the Real World
Modern CS in the Real World
Real-world Industry adoption of modern CS ideas
Containers: From Dev to Prod
Beyond the buzz and into the how and why of running containers in production
Security War Stories
Expert-level security track led by well known and respected leaders in the field
Sponsored Solutions Track 2
Wednesday, 15 June
Microservices and Monoliths
Practical lessons on services. Asks the question when and when to NOT go with Microservices?
Modern API Architecture - Tools, Methods, Tactics
API-based application development, and the tooling and techniques to support effectively working with APIs in the small or at scale. Using internal and external APIs
Commoditized Machine Learning
Barriers to entry for applied ML are lower than ever before, jumpstart your journey
Keeping life in balance is always a challenge. Learning lifehacks
Sponsored Solutions Track 3